The Team

Core Executive

The Innovation Alliance for the West Midlands (IAWM) 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.

Dr Pam Waddell OBE


Iain Mansell

(Smart City Alliance)
(Marketing & Communications)

Alan Carr

Innovative Low Carbon Working Group

Ravi Kumar

Innovative Health Working Group

Jane Holmes

Project Manager

Keerti Rajput

Events Assistant

Rhiannon Davies

Marketing & Communications Assistant




IAWM is not a legal entity but operates via an accountable body, The Black Country Consortium Ltd, on behalf of the 3 Local Enterprise Partnerships and other resourcing partners.


IAWM’s Steering Group will steer, oversee and connect IAWM activities and will work with the Executive Team to develop the networks and activities of the IAWM to meet the needs of the sponsoring partners and the wider innovation community in the region. The Steering Group will include representatives of resourcing organisations, independent business members, the InnovateUK regional Manager and the Director, and Chaired by the Chief Executive of the accountable body (Sarah Middleton, Black Country Consortium).