LSE aims to support and enable strategic knowledge exchange between businesses and academia to ensure research remains current with industry practice and that LSE’s research is fully exploited to the benefit of society.
In support of this aim, the Business Partnerships team develop and manage long-term research partnerships with industry. Many partnerships are interdisciplinary, or multidisciplinary, and are designed to deliver knowledge and expertise to partners while supporting and driving forward the School's research profile.
Meet the team:
Peggy Jean-Louis - business partnerships manager
Peggy joined LSE Advancement in January 2016 following a successful freelance career in corporate marketing, including strong brand partnerships and events experience, as well as a long stint in music management.
Horatio Mortimer - business partnerships manager
Horatio joined LSE in 2000 working for LSE Enterprise, but now works part-time (three days per week) in the Research Division managing the Business Breakfast series. For the remainder of his time he is a public affairs consultant, and has served as a non-executive director of several companies and as a charity trustee. He has managed a venture capital fund and also worked for the UN in New York and in the film industry.
Kathryn Darling - business partnerships officer
Kathryn joined LSE in 2014 as business partnerships officer. Kathryn holds an MA (Hons) in Philosophy & Theology from the University of Edinburgh and has experience working in partnerships and communications in central government, higher education and the private sector. Prior to joining LSE she worked in external relations at the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) across higher education, small business, and science & innovation policy areas.