Shane McHugh

Shane McHugh

Head of International Activities, Royal Academy of Engineering

Shane McHugh is Head of International Activities at the Royal Academy of Engineering, and is responsible for Responsible for developing international strategy, and developing, overseeing and delivering the Academy’s £9m annual portfolio of international grant programmes, including major individual and institutional capacity building programmes under the Newton Fund and Global Challenges Research Fund. Achievements in the role include designing and delivering the Leaders in Innovation Fellowship Programme, which has now provided entrepreneurship training to 500 innovative researchers in 14 emerging economies, and delivering the first ever Global Grand Challenges Summit in London 2013. He has been a member of the UK-South Africa Research and Innovation Council and UK-India Research and Innovation task force, and has served as a reviewer for major EPSRC and British Council international grant programmes.