The Team

Connecting innovators around the West Midlands-26 The Innovation Alliance for the West Midlands is an alliance of organisations active or interested in science and technology based innovation across the West Midlands. The core Executive Team’s role is to catalyse, enable and support the Innovation Alliance. The team members are resourced by and shared with a range of our partner organisations.

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Dr Pam Waddell OBE:



Iain Mansell:

Networks & Partnerships Manager

(Smart City Alliance)

(Innovative Health Working Group)

(Marketing & Communications)


Alan Carr:

Innovative Low Carbon Working Group

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Jane Holmes:

Project Manager


Keerti Rajput:

Events Assistant


Rhiannon Davies:

Marketing & Communications Assistant





The Innovation Alliance is not a legal entity but operates via an accountable body. The Black Country Consortium Ltd has agreed to take on this role for the initial 12 months of the Innovation Alliance, in the first instance, on behalf of the 3 LEPs and other resourcing partners.


The Innovation Alliance WM Steering Group will steer, oversee and connect Innovation Alliance activities and will work with the Executive Team to develop a sustainable model for resourcing the Innovation Alliance WM.  The Steering Group will be made up of WG Chairs and representatives of resourcing organisations and Chaired by the Director of the accountable body (Sarah Middleton, Black Country Consortium). BEIS and InnovateUK are invited as observers.