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Learn about the decision making and governance infrastructure at TEDI-London: the Board of Trustee Directors and the Executive Leadership Team.


The Board of Trustee Directors is responsible for overseeing our academic mission, strategic direction, and operating activities. The members of the Board are both Directors of TEDI-London as a company limited by guarantee and Trustees of TEDI-London as a registered charity.


Chris Roberts


Chris Roberts is Chairman of TEDI-London. He has over 45 years of experience in international medical device businesses covering medical disciplines such as nephrology, orthopaedics, cardiology, respiratory, sleep medicine, otolaryngology and oncology. These businesses are characterised as being global in nature and driven by innovation.

Dr Roberts holds a BE(Honours) in Chemical Engineering (UNSW), an MBA (Macq) and a PhD (UNSW).
From 2016 to 2020 Chris was a PLuS Alliance Professor appointed across UNSW, King’s College London (KCL) and Arizona State University (ASU). He has been awarded Honorary Doctor of Science degrees from both Macquarie University and the University of NSW. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE), Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD) and Honorary Fellow of The Institution of Engineers Australia (FIEAust). In 2015 he was Engineer Australia’s professional Engineer of the Year. In 2017 he was awarded the Order of Australia (AO), and in 2020 he was awarded the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit from the Republic of Poland.

Mark Searle


Mark Searle is executive vice president and university provost at Arizona State University. He holds the rank of professor in the School of Community Resources and Development in the College of Public Service and Community Solutions. Prior to this current administrative appointment, Mark served as interim provost, deputy provost and chief of staff, vice president for academic personnel, vice provost for academic affairs, founding dean of the College of Human Services, and as vice president and provost of ASU’s West campus.

Mark joined ASU after an extensive career in Canada where he was the founding director of the multidisciplinary Health, Leisure, and Human Performance Research Institute. Prior to his university appointment, Mark served in various management positions within municipal and provincial government. Mark is widely published on the relationships between sense of community, leisure behaviour and the psychological well-being of adults across the lifespan.


Emma jointly leads the development of Canada Water, a 53 acre development project in Central London.

Emma joined British Land in 2014 from Landsec where she delivered a number of Central London developments as well as overseeing their strategic land portfolio. Prior to this, Emma held development and land management roles at Barratt and Crest Nicholson.


Professor Nicholas Fisk AM MBBS MBA PhD FRCOG FAHMS FRSN is Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research and Enterprise at UNSW Sydney, where his portfolio is to optimise research performance, infrastructure and training along with industry engagement, innovation and entrepreneurship. His background is as a clinical scientist and his research in developmental biology and maternal-fetal medicine. After training in Australia he spent two decades at Imperial College London before leadership roles at the University of Queensland. Other board memberships include Research Australia, NewSouth Innovations, the UNSW China Advanced Technology Industrial Research Institute, and SPHERE (the Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research and Enterprise). Past roles include President of the International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society, Chair of the Steering Committee of the Association of Academic Health Centers International, and Chair of the Go8 Deans of Medicine Committee


Our executive team are responsible for day-to-day leadership and management of TEDI-London. They are supported by a leadership team who head up various functions across the organisation, including: Marketing, Student Recruitment and Admissions, External Engagement, Registry, People, Facilities, Health and Safety, and Technology Enhanced Learning.

Learn more about our people and values.

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Professor Judy Raper is Dean and CEO of TEDI-London. Formerly, as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) at the University of Wollongong, Professor Raper was responsible for major interdisciplinary research efforts including the Global Challenges Program, the SMART Infrastructure Facility, the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre and the Australian Institute of Innovative Materials. She also had oversight of the development of a regional innovation ecosystem in the iAccelerate Centre.

Professor Raper has held senior roles in the National Science Foundation, and Missouri University of Science and Technology in the USA and was the first (and only) female Dean of Engineering at the University of Sydney from 1997 – 2003. There she developed innovative educational engineering programmes centred around project-based learning.

Professor Raper’s achievements and awards have spanned many years, including: the Ada Lovelace Award for the most prominent female engineer in Australia (2018) and recognition as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) (2019). She has consistently been named as one of Australia’s 100 most influential engineers, and in 2019 was named by Engineers Australia as one of Australia’s 10 Leading female Engineers. She also has an award for Leadership in Engineering named in her honour by UNSW.

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Mike Sutcliffe leads the design, development and implementation of TEDI-London’s academic programme and student experience.

Nationally he is Vice-President/President-elect of the Engineering Professors’ Council and chair of the Engineering Education, Employability and Skills Committee. This includes playing a leading role in the EPC/IET New Approaches to Engineering Higher Education initiative and leading on a high-profile policy paper for successful degree apprenticeships.

Previously as Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Science, Engineering and Computing at Kingston University, Mike led the revitalising of learning and teaching across engineering, computer science and mathematics – focussing on ‘learning through doing’.


Nancy has been Director of Resources at TEDI-London since June 2020. She has worked in higher education in Australia and the UK for almost two decades and has held a variety of portfolios responsibilities including governance, compliance, legal, policy development and student administration. She is past president of the Association of Australian University Secretaries.

Nancy has a PhD in History / Cinema Studies and a first-class law degree from the University of Wollongong as well as a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree from the University of Exeter. She is passionate about TEDI-London’s aim to increase participation in engineering by women and people from non-traditional backgrounds.