Driving KTP Success 

Innovate UK KTN plays a vital role in the successful delivery of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme by providing specialist expertise via its national network (see list below) of Knowledge Transfer Advisers (KTAs) who support every stage of your KTP.  

Our network comprises 34 energetic and highly knowledgeable professionals with around half a millennium of combined experience across a wide range of academic, business, and scientific backgrounds and sectors. 

Passionate about creating positive impact and with a commitment to achieving the best possible outcome for all partners, our KTA’s knowledge, expertise and experience are key to every project’s success and to delivering transformational, strategic change. 

We create powerful connections, with business at the heart of everything we do 

Via KTP, we support the transfer, embedding and application of knowledge from research bases to businesses to help them innovate, profit and grow. It’s the application of that knowledge to solve a real world strategic challenge that powers every partnership and our Advisers play a vital role in helping make it happen.

Every KTA has a specialist background but is equally comfortable covering all technologies and industry sectors, with responsibility for managing a large and dynamic portfolio of knowledge transfer partnerships. 

We shape the innovation communities of the future 

All KTAs have both a local role and a national role, acting as a knowledgeable conduit between the Innovate UK family, the local research base and innovation ecosystem and their national equivalents.  

We are on hand throughout the lifetime of your KTP 

As a key member of your extended KTP team, your dedicated KTA will be on hand throughout your KTP, inspiring the effective delivery of your strategic innovation project: 

  • Assessing the feasibility of your idea and helping you scope out and cost the project 
  • Supporting your grant application 
  • Providing mentoring, coaching and professional development to your Associate 
  • Delivering expert advice and guidance to the Project team to ensure all three partners achieve their objectives 
  • Working with you throughout the lifetime of your KTP to shape, manage and deliver it on time 
  • Accessing colleagues elsewhere in the innovation ecosystem to help fully exploit the project’s potential. 


Locate and contact your local Knowledge Transfer Adviser

– use our map of KTA locations at the bottom of this page or links from the list below.
London and South East

Terry Corner – East Sussex, Kent, Central and South London
Shona Campbell –  West Sussex, Surrey and South London
Stephen Woodhouse – Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
Gerry O’Hagan – Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and London North / Central
Mark Lynch – Hertfordshire and London North / Central
Matthew Hogan – Oxfordshire, Berkshire and West/Central London

East of England

Jody Chatterjee – Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and North London
Jan Stringer – Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and London East / Central
Mohan Ahad– Essex, Suffolk and London East
Sharon Perry – Suffolk, Norfolk and East London

West Midlands

Russ Bromley – North-West and West Midlands including South East Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Herefordshire
Jose Freedman – Birmingham, Coventry and surrounding areas including Warwickshire parts of Worcestershire and South Midlands
Mark Matchett – Gloucestershire, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Worcester, Shropshire and the Black Country

East Midlands

Philippa Ryan – North and West Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire
Kamran Hussein – Leicestershire and Rutland, North and West Northamptonshire
Jody Chatterjee – East and South Northamptonshire

North West

Mick Card – Merseyside and West Cheshire
Jonathan Abra – Lancashire and Cumbria
Imrana Mushtaq – Manchester
Russ Bromley – South East Cheshire
Susan Suttle – Liverpool, Manchester, East Lancashire and Salford

North East

John Clayton – Northumberland, Tees Valley, Tyne and Wear, Durham and North West Yorkshire
Ian Blakemore – Northumberland, Tees Valley, Tyne and Wear, Durham and Northwest and North Yorkshire
Ann Storey – West Yorkshire and the Humber
Andy Barnett – South Yorkshire and surrounding areas

South West

Stephen Woodhouse – Dorset and Wiltshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight
Andy Treen – Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, and Exeter

Lorna Howarth – Wiltshire and Gloucestershire
Geraint Jones – Greater Bristol and South Wales


Rob Rolley – South and Mid-Wales
Geraint Jones – South Wales
Mick Card – North Wales and Mid-Wales


Gerry Black – West Scotland
Jim Berryman – East Scotland
Ian Heywood – North Scotland
Serena Broadway – East Scotland

Northern Ireland

Ken Frame – Northern Ireland
Joel Ferguson  – Northern Ireland
Stephen McComb  – Northern Ireland

Find your nearest KTA below