Stuart Grant
Chief Executive, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus and Arlington

Stuart began his career in Asia-Pacific as an International Executive with Jardine Matheson Ltd. before starting his real estate investment career at Blackstone in London and Hong Kong. During his 18 years at Blackstone, he held a variety of leadership positions including Senior Managing Director and Head of Asset Management for the Asia-Pacific region. He played a key role in building Blackstone’s Real Estate business in the region including overseeing more than $20 billion of investments in Greater China, India, Singapore, Japan, Korea and Australia. He also served on the firm’s Global Real Estate Investment Committee.

Stuart returned to the UK in 2018 as Managing Director of Stanhope Plc to help grow one of London’s leading developers. He is also a member of the Investment Committee and Advisory Board of Mitheridge Capital and sits on Harwell’s Health, Space and Energy cluster boards. Stuart has supported other organisations and boards including the Urban Land Institute Dumfries House, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Maggie’s Cancer Care Centres.

Stuart graduated from the University of St. Andrews and completed a Masters in Real Estate Investment and Finance at New York University.

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13:30 - 13:40

Welcome to Venturefest Oxford 2021

Pickavance Lecture Theatre | Main Stage

Hear from Venturefest Oxford on the importance of innovation and the role it plays in supporting and encouraging both innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Barbara Ghinelli

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Henry Snaith

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Tim Curtis

Tim Curtis

Managing Director, Ricardo Energy & Environment

Stuart Woods

Stuart Woods

Managing Director, Oxford Instruments NanoScience



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