Adrian Simon Director Commercialisation, Brunel University Adrian is the Commercialisation Director at Brunel University where he leads a small team exploiting the output of academic research. His background is in food and service industries, in which he spent over 25 years in marketing, sales and general management functions. Starting as a marketing trainee for Heinz in the UK, he then moved with Heinz to Venezuela where he became Marketing Manager. He then moved to New York to join Weight Watchers International later becoming Managing Director of the German subsidiary of the weight loss service business. He then went on to create a Weight Watchers branded food business throughout continental Europe, launching in four markets across a range of product categories. Adrian has been with Brunel since the early noughties, and, in his current position for the past four years, has set about creating an operation that seeks to add value to academic output before it is brought onto the market.