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Tim Riches, Chief Commercial Officer, Surrey Research Park

Tim Riches

Chief Commercial Officer

Tim joined the Surrey Research Park in 2015 as Business Finance Manager and then as Head of Finance and Marketing. As Chief Commercial Officer, he is responsible for developing the commercial strategy, creating opportunities and driving them to reality. His wide ranging interests include new investment assets, new business and operating models, through to identifying, assessing and delivering additional value-add services to our customers.

The CCO’s remit also includes ensuring effective leadership of the financial function, integrating future commercial opportunities whilst ensuring financial viability of the business now and in the future.

Tim qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant in 1997 and worked in the commercial sector until 2003 taking an opportunity to join a children’s music charity on the West coast of the United States of America. On returning to the UK, Tim continued in the charity sector with the V&A Museum before moving to the University of Surrey in 2007. Tim is also a trustee of the West Sussex Music Trust based in Petworth.

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