Chris Drew

Deputy Head of The Strategic Alliance
Photograph of Chris Drew.


Office: Strategic Alliance Office, Bangor and Aberystwyth Universities
Phone: +44 (0)1248 383611, +44(0)7872 418810


Chris leads the strategic and operation activities of the Strategic Alliance between Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities.  Working across the institutions at executive level and also at operational levels Chris is responsible for steering and supporting collaborative actions and delivering targeted operational support through the office team.  Whilst having an operational home in the RBI team the Alliance activities extend across many aspects of the Universities activities and beyond the scope of Research and Business support activities.

Chris is also responsible for development of further Strategic links for Bangor University.


Chris has worked for the University in Bangor throughout his career until taking the role working between Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities.   Chris’ previous roles have included Fundraising and Alumni engagement, Enterprise support, Innovation and Business Development, Technology Transfer, Commercial contracting, Management of Intellectual Property and more recently Research support.  Chris’ support work has been across the academic disciplines in Bangor and with a range of external stakeholders and collaborators with particular emphasis on the Assembly’s Academic Expertise for Business Programme.