Powering the Enterprising Generation

NACUE is committed to advancing education and supporting bespoke solutions in developing greater engagement with learners from various academic backgrounds in enterprise initiatives. We believe that all students should have the chance to engage in unique opportunities, supporting them to develop the skills they need to succeed.


Nacue History

"NACUE was formed in 2008 by 12 enterprise society presidents. These university students were already playing a leading role in the development of student entrepreneurship at their institutions, however they knew that collaboratively they could create something bigger for the benefit of their societies. In 2009, Oxford Entrepreneurs President Victoria Lennox, took the plunge and founded what was then the National Consortium of University Entrepreneurs, with support from the other enterprise presidents, Matt Smith and Cyprian Szalankiewicz.

NACUE existed as a predominantly volunteer led organisation until 2011, which saw a rapid year of expansion for the organisation. NACUE relaunched as a charity in early 2011 and later announced a large expansion thanks to gaining funding from the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and widened their operations to the inclusion of further education colleges. On November 15th 2011, the organisations name was changed to the 'National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs to represent their commitment to other levels of education within the sector.

Those original 12 societies were the catalysts for an extraordinary movement in student entrepreneurship. Now that initial group has grown into a national non-profit organisation with a thriving national network representing over 200 college and university enterprise societies."

  1. Executive Team
  2. Board of Trustees
  3. Past Leadership
  4. Founding Members

Our Executive team is responsible for the running of the organisation, faciliating programmes to an exceptional high standard in line with the organisation's charitable mission.


Holly Knower

Holly Knower

Chief Executive Officer

Holly is NACUE's CEO having joined the organisation in 2013, directly supporting the development of enterprise societies within Further Education Colleges in London.


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Graham Kinch

Graham Kinch

Financial Controller

Graham is NACUE's Financial Controller and is an experienced commercially minded accountant. He worked for over twenty-five years in the property sector,


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Alison Newnham

Till Spanke

Research Consultant

Till is NACUE's Research Consultant, having previously worked as the Impact, Evaluation and Research Officer at NACUE where he conducted insightful impact research.


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Alison Newnham

Alison Newnham

Executive Assistant to the CEO at NACUE

Alison is NACUE's Executive Assistant managing the office and the administrative tasks for the NACUE team including HR, travel bookings, book keeping and assisting with the events.

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Yani

Yani Vladimirova

Enterprise Engagement Manager

Yani is NACUE's Enterprise Engagement Manager, building and developing a national community of enterprising students and entrepreneurs by fostering collaboration

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Vaneza

Vaneza Lourenco

Events and Programme Delivery Coordinator

Vaneza is NACUE's Events and Programme Delivery Coordinator; she leads on NACUE's flagship annual events - The Student Enterprise Conference and the Varsity Pitch Competition, as well as other smaller events.

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John MacIntyre

John MacIntyre - Chair of Trustees


John is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at NACUE as well as Pro Vice Chancellor (International) at the University of Sunderland.


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Tim Barnes

Tim Barnes - Vice Chair of Trustees


Until January 2016, Tim was the Director of UCL Enterprise Operations and Director of UCL Advances, the centre for entrepreneurship at University


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Anthony Cassidy

Anthony Cassidy - Vice Chair of Trustees


Tony is the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustee's at NACUE. Tony’s professional career has focussed on economic development and regeneration,


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Jacques de Cock

Jacques de Cock


Jacques has over 25 years' experience of consulting, technology and business management. Jacques developed leading consulting capabilities


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Burrinder Grewal

Burrinder Grewal


Burrinder has a background in venture capital backed early stage technology transfer and commercialisation arising principally from the university sector;


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Suzanne

Suzanne Duncan


With over twenty years’ experience in the FE sector, Suzanne has had a number of teaching and management roles in a range of Further Education colleges,


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Louise

Louise Donaghy


Louise is the Head of Business Development and Executive Education at Leicester Castle Business School and previously, until April 2017,


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Johnny Luk

Johnny Luk

CEO 2014-2016

Johnny had extensive knowledge within the work of policy and entrepreneurship, bringing his experience from within government.


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Hushpreet Dhaliwal

Hushpreet Dhaliwal

CEO 2010 - 2014

Hushpreet’s enthusiasm for entrepreneurship and startups was born while she was studying and working in the startup community in the USA.


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Victoria Lennox

Victoria Lennox

NACUE Founder - Oxford Entrepreneurs President 2008-09

Victoria Lennox is Founder and CEO of Startup Canada, an entrepreneur-led movement working across Canada to support and celebrate Canadian entrepreneurship.


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