Cambridge Science Park welcomes Jane Hutchins as new director
Jane Hutchins has taken on the role of director of operations and communications for Cambridge Science Park.
The appointment follows the departure of the Science Park’s inaugural director, Jeanette Walker, at the end of 2021.
Jane will work closely with the park’s owner, Trinity College, and managing agent Bidwells LLP, and will be responsible for delivering the college’s future vision for the park. This includes an ambitious new cycle of investment focused on sustainability, amenity enhancement, and the creation of diverse and inclusive employment opportunities for the wider Cambridge community.
In addition, Jane will play a key role in supporting existing and new tenants, building upon the success of the park’s recent expansion which has seen tech leaders MathWorks, Roku and Frontier Developments occupy 360,000 sq ft of new grade A office space; and the creation of a 40,000 sq ft Bio Innovation Centre, which is currently incubating 40 fast-growing UK life sciences start-ups.
Jane said: “Cambridge is one of the best-known science, technology and innovation eco-systems in the world and the Cambridge Science Park has been at the very heart of the sector for more than 50 years.
“The social significance of the innovation and work being carried out across the park has never been more apparent. It’s an absolute privilege to be joining such an ambitious, supportive community of world-class scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs.”
Richard Turnill, senior bursar at Trinity College, said: “We are very excited to welcome Jane to the team at the park, where her role will be instrumental in supporting the delivery of our 2050 Vision.
“Jane joins the Cambridge Science Park from the University of Southampton Science Park where she was pivotal in inspiring a new generation of innovators and creating an environment for collaboration.
“The park continues to play a leading role in the UK’s research and development arena. Jane shares our enthusiasm for the future and is well-placed to help grow its world-renowned reputation for collaboration and innovation.”
Jamie Trivedi-Bateman, property investment manager at Trinity College, added: “Jane joins us at an exciting time. Cambridge Science Park puts the UK life sciences sector on the global stage, and Trinity remains committed to investing in the park to attract organisations and talent from the world over.”
Andrew Long, partner at Bidwells, said: “Jane’s approach and infectious enthusiasm will match seamlessly with the dynamic ecosystem in which pioneering enterprises, start-ups and university spin-offs have thrived.”
Jane joins the park on August 8.