Newcastle-under-Lyme Town Deal member profiles

Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Keele University

Professor Trevor McMillan - Vice Chancellor

Board role



Smart Newcastle Digital Infrastructure (Objective 1) and Digital Society Centre (Objective 2).


Before moving to Keele as Deputy Vice Chancellor and Provost in January 2014, Trevor was Pro Vice Chancellor for Research at Lancaster University.

He led several major academic developments and was the lead for many partnerships with other universities and external organisations in the UK and abroad.

Prior to being PVC at Lancaster, Trevor was Dean of the Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences and Head of the Department of Biological Sciences.

Currently, he has a national role as Knowledge Exchange Champion for Research England. As part of this he published a report on technology transfer from universities, the recommendations of which have been supported by government, in part through inclusion in the industrial strategy.

He is also leading the development of the Knowledge Exchange Concordat with UUK/GuildHE and Research England.

Trevor is a member of the Midlands Innovation Board, a world class university partnership pooling the collective excellence of eight universities in the Midlands to power growth across the region.

Trevor is also on the board of the Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership and chairs Network Staffordshire, a group of public sector leaders from across the county.