Exeter Science Park has bolstered its senior team with the appointment of Carrie Piper as Head of Finance and Support Services.
With responsibility for the overall management of the Park’s financial operations, Carrie will work closely with the CEO and senior leadership team and collaborate with Board, Shareholders, Partners and other stakeholders to support the Park and its tenants in their continued growth.
A Chartered Management Accountant, Carrie’s senior-level, finance business partnering experience has supported growth in both the public and private sectors, including at South Devon College, the Met Office and the Environment Agency, as well as the Duo Group and the Wrigley Company.
Carrie Piper said: “It is an exciting time to be joining the team as Exeter Science Park starts on its next phase of growth. My focus is on developing financial strategies, systems and processes to enhance our ability to facilitate growth, promote sustainability and make Exeter Science Park the region’s destination for ambitious, science-based organisations.”
“The businesses at Exeter Science Park are delivering innovative projects and providing high-value jobs for the region, and I am excited to help nurture a vibrant business community here.”
There are currently 40 businesses based at the Park, employing more than 600 people. It aims to have over 3,000 people employed in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) businesses on site by 2034.
Dr Sally Basker, CEO of Exeter Science Park, said: “With her financial insight and technical competence, Carrie will be a huge asset to the team. Her experience in both the public and private sectors will be fundamental in working effectively alongside both our shareholders and tenants.
“She joins our senior leadership team as Exeter Science Park continues to expand and provide collaborative spaces and vital support to help innovative STEMM companies deliver extraordinary growth.”