Elected by all other Staff – November 2021
Johnny Mone is the Head of Business Innovation at the University of the West of Scotland.
Johnny, who took up the post in 2015, joined UWS from the Scottish digital agency, Brightfire Ltd, where he held the post of Vice President of Business Development.
Johnny is a vastly experienced business development and management professional and prior to joining Brightfire in 2012, he was Director of Strategic Alliances for Ephox, in California which specialises in content authoring software. From 2006 to 2010 he was Senior Vice President of Boston-based specialist software and services company, Vamosa Inc.
As Head of Business Innovation at UWS, Johnny takes a lead role in the transformation of UWS into an even more industry-focused University. Johnny’s customer-centric philosophy helps build and maintain UWS’s reputation as one of Scotland’s most accessible universities for businesses as evidenced in revenue growth and customer satisfaction.
Since 2015 Johnny has led UWS to be the #1 provider of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships in Scotland and largest provider of Continuing Professional Development in the country as well as launching the first high-growth spin out company from UWS (Novosound.net). He sits on a number of boards including Novosound Ltd, The Centre for Engineering Education and Development, Glasgow City of Science and Innovation and the Operational Board of the Converge Challenge.
Johnny, who lives in Glasgow, said: “UWS was founded with a spirit of entrepreneurship and has an extremely strong reputation in the Scottish university sector for the quality of its student experience and the difference it makes to their lives and the wider economy. I am delighted to be helping UWS make an even bigger difference through developing its enterprise mission.”