August 23, 2014 7:27 AM ET

Company Overview of Robert Gordon University

Company Overview

Robert Gordon University is an educational institution.


Aberdeen,  AB10 1FR

United Kingdom

Founded in 1992

Key Executives for Robert Gordon University

Head of School of Engineering
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Robert Gordon University Key Developments

Robert Gordon University Appoints Paul De Leeuw as First Director for its Oil and Gas Institute

Paul de Leeuw, a visiting Professor at Aberdeen Business School, has been appointed as the first director of Robert Gordon University's International Institute for Oil and Gas. With extensive experience in the oil and gas industry Professor de Leeuw will take up his new role in July, helping Robert Gordon University (RGU) to build on its 40 years of supporting the oil and gas sector.

Robert Gordon University Appoints Jennifer Craw as Chairwoman

Robert Gordon University announced that it has appointed Jennifer Craw as chairwoman of the board of governors, the first woman to take up such a position within a university in Scotland. The board of governors is responsible for the overall strategic direction and governance of the university.

Robert Gordon University Announces Senior Appointments to its Commercial and Business Development Teams

Robert Gordon University has strengthened its commercial and business development teams with the appointments of heads of new business and commercialisation support. Donella Beaton has taken up the position of head of new business where she leads the university's business development team, while Marjory Millum has been appointed to head of commercialisation support. Mrs. Beaton was previously head of operations for research and enterprise within RGU, and prior to that was managing director of a company on the West Coast of Scotland which provides online learning, marketing and communication solutions for public agencies and large companies operating in English and Gaelic. During her time at the company, it won the national Knowledge Transfer Partnership award, a Highlands and Islands business award and an IIP special achievement award. Donella herself won a place on MIT's International Entrepreneurship Programme in Boston, courtesy of Highlands and Islands Enterprise. Mrs. Millum joins RGU from a legal background having spent 10 years working in private practice in various legal disciplines. She then joined the oil and gas industry where she was involved in the 13 million sale of Sub Atlantic Ltd, which designs and manufactures world-class ROVs (remotely operated vehicles). As head of new business, Mrs. Beaton is responsible for the identifying and developing opportunities for new business as well as supporting and growing RGU's strategic relationships such as those with OILTEAM Academy in Russia, Sonatrach in Algeria and Global College in Malta. In her role as head of commercialisation support, Mrs. Millum oversees the end-to-end commercialisation process for research and enterprise in the university, dealing with the negotiations and legalities of contracts and grant applications including negotiations.

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