The BUiLD Project Management Team

Nadine Sulkowski MSc BSc FHEA F.ISRM

Nadine Sulkowski is leading the BUiLD project. In her role as the International Development Lead for the University of Gloucestershire School of Business and Technology she has a wealth and over a decade of experience in developing and managing international collaborations worldwide. Her particular expertise lies in destination management and resilience, strategic tourism management, university management and network development. Nadine was also part of the project management team overseeing the Erasmus+ funded project “Growing Indonesia – a Triangular Approach” building entrepreneurial capacity across Indonesia, where she supported the establishment of a national entrepreneurship association bringing together the public, private and third sector across Indonesia. Nadine is a Fellow of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management.

Michael Fuller MBE MBA MA F.ISRM

Michael Fuller MBE brings emergency response and resilience expertise to the team. After holding a series of senior leadership roles during his 21 year long career as a Commissioned Officer in the British Army, Michael has been involved with project and programme planning and implementation within the defence, resilience and national security environments. As a Director of UK based consultancy firm Global Resilience, Michael was the principal design consultant for the multi-agency National Olympic Coordination Centre in London’s New Scotland Yard during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and drafted the safety and security concept of operations for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. He is working on command, coordination and communication projects around the globe and has recently been appointed as Head of Resilience for the World Expo 2020 in Dubai. Michael is a Fellow of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management (ISRM).

Professor Neil Towers

Professor Neil Towers is leading the Erasmus+ funded “Growing Indonesia – a Triangular Approach” project. Neil is an internationally recognised expert in agile digital retail marketing, supply chain management and small business growth whose expertise is often sought by board level senior management across various sectors. As Lead for Research in the University of Gloucestershire School of Business and Technology, he has successfully secured projects worth €3m+ in the last four years. With over 35 years of academic and business experience in small and large organisations his internationally rated expertise underpins high quality applied research and scholarly activity that impacts both business performance and higher education knowledge creation. Since 2009 he has been Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Retail Marketing and Distribution. Neil is a member of the Technical Authority Committee of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, former Senior Examiner for the Chartered Institute of Marketing until 2014, and past Chair of the Qualifications and Awards Committee of the Institute of Operations Management (now Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, CILT).

Gideon Capie

Gideon Capie manages the University of Gloucestershire’s Funding Office and is responsible for overseeing the management of all EU funded projects run by the University. He is qualified as a Prince2 practitioner (project management). The University Funding Office team has many years of combined experience managing European projects, the largest of which was a 6 million Euro ESF project with 12 partners. The Funding Office also managed a successful 50+ partner European funded network where partnership working, and management skills were essential to its smooth implementation. Gideon has expertise in partnership working, project management, dissemination and exploitation, and financial management in EU projects. Gideon is HELM qualified having undertaken the Higher Education Leadership and Management programme. Gideon and his team are based in the University of Gloucestershire’s Growth Hub.