Kevin Baughan is the Deputy Executive Chair of Innovate UK. His role is focused on both the development and delivery of Innovate UK’s investment portfolio locally, nationally and globally.
Before taking up the position, Kevin was Innovate UK’s Director of Technology and Innovation from 2014 to 2016, and Chief Development Officer from 2016 to 2017. Kevin has a track record in leading-edge innovation in the telecommunications industry. This includes leadership roles with BT, Nortel Networks and Virgin Media. Here, he pioneered the transition to superfast broadband, migration to connected TVs and roll out of WiFi across the London Underground ahead of the 2012 Olympics.
Kevin has a BSC from the University of Birmingham in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, an MSC from Aston University in Computer Science and an MBA from Imperial College.
From 1995 to 2008 Kevin was an honorary professor at the University of Birmingham. With university staff he co-founded a start-up that developed highly resilient network technologies, with investment funding from the US Air Force research labs.