Lawson Crawford is Director of Legal and Company Secretary at University College London’s wholly owned subsidiary UCL Business. UCLB commercialises the research emanating from UCL by way of licensing it, creating and supporting spinout companies and establishing investment funds. All of this with a view to the ideas, research and innovation of UCL’s academics being of benefit to the wider world. His role spans the bio-pharm and physical sciences, the arts and humanities. He is a solicitor with a background in corporate and commercial law and was in private practice before joining UCLB. Among his interests, Lawson is a trustee of Dulwich Picture Gallery.