Short, Dr Mike - Co-opted Member

Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for International Trade, and Visiting Professor - University of Surrey

Dr Mike Short, CBE, joined the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Board in 2014 and has played a key role in driving the LEP’s digital agenda, he served as Chairman from August 2017 to March 2018. In addition to his membership of the Enterprise M3 Board, Dr Short has held positions in electronics and telecommunications for over 40 years. He left Telefonica and O2 full time in December 2016 to take up a wider consulting role and establish Airedale Advisors. He was appointed as Chief Scientific Adviser by Department for International Trade in November 2017.

Mike has had experience with 5 generations of mobile technology and mobile internet services including pioneering 5G innovation research. He is a co-founder of 5G Innovation Centre at the University of Surrey and is a former advisor to Ofcom on Spectrum Policy.

During his long career Mike has been involved in international mobile licence bids, network launches and in recent years, innovation for business development in areas as diverse as mobile messaging, mobile TV, smart metering, digital healthcare, transport telematics and connected cars, smart cities, Data analytics and emergency services. 

He is a former elected Chairman of the Global GSM Association, the UK Mobile Data Association, and a past President of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET - 2011/2012).  He holds current Visiting Professor positions at the Universities of Surrey, Coventry, Leeds and Lancaster, and was awarded a CBE by the Queen in 2012 as a national honour for services to the mobile industry.