UKCEH Enterprise

About UKCEH Enterprise

The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) wholly owns a trading subsidiary, the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology Enterprise Limited. Our subsidiary commercialises UKCEH intellectual property and delivers research contracts in support of UKCEH’s ambition and charitable purpose.

Board of Directors

Linda Naylor

Linda Naylor, Chair and Non-Executive Director

Linda was previously Managing Director of Oxford University Innovation, the University of Oxford’s technology commercialisation company. Prior to this she spent over 25 years in industry with ICI, Zeneca and Monsanto involved in the technical and commercial management of developing bioproduct.

Dr Nick Wells MBA, Director of Impact & Innovation

Dr Nick Wells MBA, Managing Director

Nick is the UKCEH Director of Impact & Innovation and Managing Director of UKCEH Enterprise Limited. He sits on the UKCEH Science and Executive Boards and has responsibility for the impact and innovation strategy for UKCEH, alongside business development, external communications, research contracts, commercialisation and quality assurance. Nick's previous posts include Head of Marketing at Cancer Research Technology. He has an Oxford DPhil and an MBA from the Open University and carried out postdoctoral research at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in the USA. 

Professor Alan Jenkins, Deputy Director and Director of Science

Professor Alan Jenkins, Executive Director

Alan is the Science Director of UKCEH and is responsible for providing scientific direction for the organisation. He is a member of the UKCEH Science and Executive Boards and Executive Director of UKCEH Enterprise Limited. He is Hydrological Advisor for the UK Met Office with the World Meteorological Office and Chair of the UK National Focal Centre for the UNESCO International Hydrology Programme.

Ian Reid

Ian Reid, Non-Executive Director

Ian is a chartered engineer and physicist whose business career has spanned diverse technologies, with 24 years in board and leadership roles, including in QinetiQ during and after their privatisation. As well as working in innovation at the industry-academia interface, Ian founded Trace Element Associates to support tech spin-outs, he sits on Strathclyde University’s Audit and Risk Committee and chairs a photonics startup.

Company registration

The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology Enterprise is a Company Limited by Shares, Number 12251749. The registered office is at the Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 8BB, UK.