Dr Barbara Ghinelli
Barbara is Harwell Campus Business Development Director at UKRI-STFC, where she oversees the development and management of clusters on the Harwell and Daresbury Campuses. She has been instrumental in establishing a high profile for the Space and the Health Tec Clusters and is leading the development of new clusters including Energy Tec.
Barbara joined UKRI-STFC in 2010 as Executive Director of Business Development. Successes included the creation of ISIC (now Satellite Application Catapult) at Harwell and securing the initial Government investment to establish the High Performance Computing Centre (Hartree) at Daresbury.
Barbara joined UKRI-STFC from EADS Astrium (now Airbus DS), where she managed Business Development across Europe for the 3.2 billion Euro joint ESA / EU Earth Observation Programme for Global Monitoring of Environment and Security (now Copernicus) and secured a number of large contracts. She graduated in Electronic Engineering at the University of York, completed her PhD in Artificial Intelligence and Radar Imaging at the University of Sheffield and holds a Certificate in Management from the Open University.