Dr Siobhán Jordan is the founding Director of Interface since August 2005, establishing the organisation as a central point of access for industry to collaborate with the world-leading knowledge, expertise, specialist facilities and technologies within Scotland’s universities, research institutes and colleges. Informed by the needs of industry, she and the Interface team have forged impactful collaborations across all industry sectors from creative industries to manufacturing, from food and drink to tourism.
Siobhán has a wealth of experience in the worlds of business and academia including membership of Scottish Funding Council’s Research and Knowledge Exchange group, Scotland Can Do Business Innovation Forum, Chemical Sciences Scotland Leadership Group and the Board of Colleges Development Network. She is passionate about supporting emerging leaders in an ever-changing world and is a visiting facilitator at The Leadership Trust.
She works closely with many stakeholders on developing programmes for business – academic engagement across the world and was a member of the international panel that reviewed Knowledge Transfer Ireland in 2017.