Professor Andrew Atherton
Andrew Atherton is a Professor of Enterprise and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Lancaster University and an expert in SME policy and China.
Professor Atherton joined Lancaster University in January 2013 from Lincoln University where he was Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and led on major university initiatives on employer engagement and enterprise. This included establishing the first new School of Engineering in the UK for more than 20 years, in partnership with Siemens, and developing new approaches and strategies to enterprise and employability that have seen increases in partnerships with employers, improved graduate employability and higher levels of external research and related grant income.
Andrew worked at Durham University from 1995 to 2002, latterly as Head of Department and before that as Director of the Policy Research Unit within the Small Business Centre, Durham University Business School.