Dr Phil Richards is new chief innovation officer at Jisc - Thu, 22 Aug 2013

Director of IT at Loughborough University to be Jisc chief innovation officer.

Prior to his role at Loughborough University Phil undertook IT roles within other academic institutions, these included head of ICT at Plymouth University and assistant director of information services at Aberystwyth University. More recently, he has become known for his novel approach to data centres: Loughborough’s ‘hybrid cloud’ model has delivered millions of pounds and hundreds of tonnes of carbon savings. It has also won plaudits including the 2012 Times Education Leadership and Management Awards ICT initiative of the year.

Dr Richards will take up his appointment in November 2013.