Professor Dominic Palmer-Brown is the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Employment Outcomes) at London Metropolitan University, as from 1st September 2016. He was the Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences and Computing there for several years and previously held several academic and management roles in other universities, including a personal chair in neural computing at Leeds Metropolitan University. Throughout his career he has promoted the links between universities, employers and industry, and has been the academic lead on many collaborative projects, including knowledge transfer projects, two of which were judged ‘outstanding’ by the Technology Strategy Board, now Innovate UK. His research area includes data mining in many fields and he has designed and delivered data mining courses at all levels, including for The Bank of England. Along the way, he has supervised 14 PhD students, who are now professors, academics and leading researchers in industry. His was the Editor of the Elsevier journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences for two years and has published circa 100 research articles. Part of his international business development leadership has been to establish the first UK degrees to be delivered in Nepal, where London Metropolitan University now has around 1000 students