Our team

Meet the team at LSE Innovation: a group of entrepreneurial and knowledgeable people with varied backgrounds, specialising in turning ideas generated from research into new businesses, products or services that benefit society.

We support staff across LSE in identifying, protecting, and marketing innovations

David Ai

David Ai
Head of Innovation

With extensive expertise in commercialisation, VC investments, entrepreneurship and law, David has joined LSE Innovation as Head of Innovation in June 2020. Read more...

Email: C.D.Ai@lse.ac.uk

Matt Hindhaugh

Matthew Hindhaugh
Research Innovation Manager

As Research Innovation Manager, Matthew supports the development of research ideas from conception to full market exploitation. Read more...

Email: M.E.Hindhaugh@lse.ac.uk


Ahmed Khan
Research Innovation Manager

As Innovation Contracts Manager, Ahmed provides legal expertise and advisory services to the Innovation team and the wider Research and Innovation Division. Read more...

Email: A.A.Khan8@lse.ac.uk

Horatio Mortimer

Horatio Mortimer
Business Innovation Manager

Within LSE Innovation, Horatio focuses on building academic networks and partnerships with businesses as well as with (non-)governmental organisations. Read more...

Email: H.Mortimer@lse.ac.uk

Charlotte Rowan

Charlotte Rowan
Research Innovation Officer

Charlotte joined LSE Innovation as a Research Innovation Officer in October 2020 and works to grow the innovation ecosystem at LSE by providing expert guidance to academics. Read more...

Email: C.Rowan1@lse.ac.uk

LSE Innovation within the LSE 2030 Strategy

Julia Black

Professor Julia Black
Strategic Director for Innovation

As Strategic Director for Innovation, Professor Julia Black FBA is closely involved with LSE's commercialisation activities. She is currently leading on the implementation of LSE’s 2030 Strategy and the School's entrepreneurship and commercialisation activities. Read more...