Dr. David Docherty is on the board of the Digital Catapult – the leading agency for the early adoption of digital technologies – and Pearson College, which aims to become one of the UK’s leading universities for in-depth industry engagement.He is also a Trustee of Education and Employers, a charity which aims to inspire the employment opportunities of students in state schools. He has held senior executive roles in the BBC and Telewest, as well as being CEO of mid-sized media companies and chair of start-ups. He was the inaugural CEO of the National Centre for Universities and Business. He is a published fiction writer and historian, as well as a columnist for broadsheets and specialist journals. He is an honorary professor at UCL, a fellow of the School of Advanced Study at the University of London, and holds four honorary degrees.