ERC funding is provided by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS), the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and, through the British Bankers Association (BBA), by the Royal Bank of Scotland plc, HSBC Bank plc, Barclays Bank plc, Bank of Scotland plc, and Lloyds Bank plc.

The Funders Group includes representatives from the funding bodies and senior managers from the ERC. The role of the funders group is to monitor the programme of work for the project and contribution to the research agenda. The Group is chaired by Martin Cooke, Angle plc: [email protected]

Representatives from each funding body include:

Irene Graham, British Bankers’ Association (BBA): [email protected]

Andy Gibbs, Head of Economic Performance and Environment Research Team
Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) [email protected]

Dan Hodges, Head of Economics and Evidence Technology Strategy Board (TSB) [email protected]

Dan has an MBA (distinction) from Imperial College (Marketing, Strategy, Finance, Technology Innovation)

Senior business development / commercial / marketing professional with a track-record in exceeding targets and delivering sustainable business growth by bringing new technologies to market both directly and indirectly with global alliances and channel partnerships.

Comfortable developing and implementing go-to-market strategies. Results orientated. Focused on delivering win-win solutions and creating a positive, competitive and collaborative team dynamic.


Global experience with five years living in Hong Kong covering Asia-Pac (Japan, China, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Korea). Strong global network of contacts in telecommunications, technology and satellite communications. Regularly over-achieved revenue targets.

Areas of interest:

Global alliances, channel management / development, cloud technology, big data, mobility, technology, telecommunications, IP solutions, satellite, commercial, analytics.

Tony Moody, Deputy Director, Enterprise Analysis Department for Business, Innovation and Skills [email protected]