Professor Mark Walport - Government Chief Scientific Advisor (CST co-Chair)
Sir Mark Walport began his role as Government Chief Scientific Adviser (GCSA) on 2 April 2013.
Prior to his appointment as GCSA, he was Director of the Wellcome Trust from 2003. Whilst there, he led the funding of research projects on the human genome, and was a champion of open access to scientific research.
Prior to his role at the Wellcome Trust, he was the Head of the Division of Medicine at Imperial College London, where he led research teams focusing on the immunology and genetics of rheumatic diseases.
Sir Mark previously sat on an independent review for the UK government on the use and sharing of personal information in the public and private sectors, and also on an independent review into science and mathematics in secondary education.
Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell FRS FMedSci - President and Vice-Chancellor of Manchester University
President and Vice Chancellor of Manchester University. Medical scientist. Chair of AstraZeneca Board Science Committee. Council member and Vice-President of the Royal Society. Honorary Fellow at the Institute of Biology, and an inaugural Chair at the Society of Biology. Member of many national and international bodies. Ex-Vice President for research at the Manchester University.
Professor Sir Keith Burnett CBE FRS - Vice-Chancellor of Sheffield University
Vice Chancellor of Sheffield University where he has developed a highly innovative approach to engaging with large business. He has wide experience of strategic input into Government. Physicist. Currently a Non-Executive Director of UKAEA (until 2013). Previous appointments include associate Chair of Physics at Oxford University. He has served as Chairman on the Review of Fusion Science for DTI and Chairman of Fusion Advisory Board at UKAEA.
Professor Steven Cowley - CEO of the UKAEA
CEO of the UK Atomic Energy Authority. Physicist. High level experience of research strategy and working with Governments in the UK, USA and EU. Advised the US Government through membership of the National Research Council panels. Ex-Head of plasma physics at Imperial College and Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and of the American Physical Society.
Professor Dame Sandra Dawson - Social scientist
Social scientist. Brings together academia, business, management, finance, international policy and trade, development and health. Past appointments include Chair of an advisory group to establish the NHS leadership Council (2009), Riverside NHS mental health trust. Member of the UK-India Round table and the UK Indian Business Council.
Mr Rowan Douglas - CEO of Willis Re Global Analytics and Chairman of Willis Research Network
CEO of Willis Re Global Analytics and Chairman of Willis Research Network - insurance and risk management. Geographer. Member of NERC. Founded and Chairs the Willis Research Network - a collaboration between the finance sector and public science. Range of memberships, including the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction and the Environment Programme Finance Initiative.
Dr Paul Golby CBE FREng
A chartered engineer, a fellow and Council Member of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Energy Institute and Chairman of the Engineering UK Council. Dr Golby was awarded an honorary degree from Aston University in 2007 and Cranfield University in 2008.
In January 2009 was appointed Pro-Chancellor of Aston University and Chair of Council. Dr Golby became Non-Executive Chairman to the Board of AEA Technology plc in September 2009. He was appointed member of the Prime Ministers Council for Science and Technology in June 2011 and was awarded the CBE by HM The Queen in the same year.
Dr Golby was appointed Non Executive Director of National Grid plc in February 2012.
His most recent appointment in April 2012 is Chairman of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
He retired from Chairman and CEO of E.ON December 2011
Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow FMed Sci - Vice-Chancellor University of Kent
Vice-Chancellor at the University of Kent and ex-Chief Executive of Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. Biophysicist. Chair of the British Science Association, a member of the HEFCE research and innovation advisory committee, a trustee of STEMNET network since 2007.
Dr Hermann Hauser Hon CBE, FREng - Venture Capitalist and co-Founder of Amadeus Capital Partners
Dr Hermann Hauser is the co-founder of Amadeus Capital Partners Limited. Companies he founded or co-founded include Acorn Computers, Active Book Company, Virata, Net Products, NetChannel, and Cambridge Network Limited. He was a founder director of IQ (Bio), IXI Limited, Vocalis, SynGenix, Advanced Displays Limited, Electronic Share Information Limited and E*Trade UK. At Amadeus, he continues to oversee a broad range of early and later stage developing technology companies. He holds an MA in Physics from Vienna University and a PhD in Physics from the Cavendish Laboratory Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and an Honorary Fellow of King's College, Cambridge. Dr Hauser holds honorary doctorates from the Universities of Bath, Loughborough and from Anglia Polytechnic, and was awarded an Honorary CBE for "innovative service to the UK enterprise sector" in 2001. He is a member of the Advisory Board on the Higher Education Innovation Fund.
Professor Alan Hughes - Director of the Centre for Business Research at Cambridge University
Professor Alan Hughes is an economist and co-founder and Director of the Centre for Business Research (CBR) an interdisciplinary research department at the University of Cambridge. He holds the Margaret Thatcher Chair of Enterprise Studies at the Judge Business School and is a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge. He has been since 2009 the Director of the UK Innovation Research Centre (UK~IRC) the centre of excellence in innovation studies set up in response to the Innovation Nation White Paper of 2008 which links Imperial College Business School and CBR. He was from 2000-2003 Director of the National Competitiveness Network of the Cambridge-MIT Institute, a partnership between MIT and the University of Cambridge. Professor Hughes has held visiting Professorships in the USA, France and Australia. His research interests are concerned with science, industrial and technology policy; university industry links; the growth, innovation and financial characteristics of small and medium sized enterprises; corporate takeovers, corporate governance, executive pay and business performance; and the measurement and evaluation of innovation industrial and business support policy. He has acted in a senior advisory role in relation to reviews of science and innovation policy in the UK and abroad and has worked on policy development and evaluation with,among others, the Wissenschaftsrat (Federal Science Council for Germany) , the Australian Federal Government, HM Treasury, HM Revenue and Customs, the Department of Business Innovation and and Skills, the Bank of England, Eurostat, the Technology Strategy Board and the Higher Education Funding Council for England.
Dr Michael Lynch OBE FREng
Founder of Autonomy Corporation plc. Awarded the CBI’s Entrepreneur of the Year award and the European Business Leader’s Awards’ Innovator of the Year. Board level experience advising the BBC, the British Library, the National Endowment for Science and Technology, the Foundation of Science and Technology and as a Council member of the RAE.
Sir Paul Nurse FRS - President of the Royal Society *
Sir Paul Nurse is President of the Royal Society and until earlier this year, he was the President of the Rockefeller University, New York. He has also been Chief Executive of Cancer Research UK and has been a member of CST since 2000. He was joint winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for work advancing scientific understanding about the biological process by which cells make copies of themselves both in health and in diseases such as cancer. Sir Paul has also received the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research, General Motors Cancer Research Foundation Alfred P. Sloan Jr. Prize & Medal, Royal Society Wellcome and Royal Medals (U.K.), Pezcoller Award (Italy), Rosenstiel Award and Medal, Heineken Prize (Netherlands), Jimenez Diaz Medal (Spain), Jeantet Prize (Switzerland) and the Gairdner Foundation International Award (Canada). He also is a member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) and the Academia Europaea. In 1995, he was elected a foreign associate of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and in 1998, was a founding member of the U.K. Academy of Medical Sciences. He was awarded the Legion d'Honneur (France) in 2002.
Sir John Parker FREng- President of the Royal Academy of Engineering *
Sir John Parker is Chairman of National Grid plc (October 2002 to December 2011) and Chairman of Anglo American plc, Vice Chairman of DP World (Dubai) (2006), Non Executive Director of Carnival Corporation (2003) and EADS (Airbus) (2007). He has been elected President of the Royal Academy of Engineering (2011-2014). He was recently Chair of the Court of the Bank of England (2004-2009), Joint Chairman of Mondi plc (2007-2009), Chair of the BVT Joint Venture (2008), a Member of the Prime Minister’s Business Council for Britain (2007-2010) and Chancellor of University of Southampton (August 2006 to August 2011).In 1997, he became a Non-executive Director of British Gas which led to his becoming Chairman of the Lattice Group on its demerger from BG Group in 2000. Lattice merged with National Grid in 2002, with Sir John becoming Chairman of the combined company, National Grid Transco.
Sir John is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and an Elder Brother of Trinity House (2010), President of Smeatonian Society of Civil Engineers (2010), a Visiting Fellow of University of Oxford, a member of the General Committee of Lloyds Register of Shipping and Vice President of The Royal Navy and Marines Charity and a governor of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. He is a recipient of honorary doctorates from a number of universities in the UK and Ireland. He was President of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (1996-1999) and Prime Warden of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights (2000-2001) and an Honorary Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Fuellers and the Tallow Chandlers Livery Company. He leads the ‘Young Offenders into Work’ program. He has served on the Defence Academy Advisory Board, was a Member of the Government’s Asia Task Force and was Deputy Chairman of the White Ensign Association (2008/9). He was knighted in 2001 for Services to the Defence and Shipbuilding Industries.
Sir Adam Roberts KCMG, FBA*
Sir Adam Roberts is President of the British Academy, the UK's national academy for the humanities and social sciences. He is Emeritus Professor of International Relations at Oxford University, and an emeritus fellow at Balliol College. He is the son of the poet and teacher Michael Roberts and the writer and editor Janet Adam Smith.
He went to Westminster School, London, 1953-8. He studied Modern History at Oxford University (Magdalen College), 1959-62, winning the Stanhope Historical Essay Prize, 1961. Assistant Editor, Peace News, London, 1962-5. Noel Buxton Student in International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), 1965-8. Lecturer in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, 1968-81. Alastair Buchan Reader in International Relations at Oxford University, 1981-6. Montague Burton Professor of International Relations at Oxford University, 1986-2007.
His publications include works on United Nations, on Hugo Grotius, on strategic issues, and on civil resistance. He served on the Council of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (2002-08). He is a member of the United Kingdom Defence Academy Advisory Board (2003-), and of the Council for Science and Technology (2010-).
In 2002, he was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George for services to the study and practice of international relations. In 2011 he was elected a Foreign Honorary Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Mr Colin Smith FREng - Director of Engineering and Technology at Rolls-Royce
Director of Engineering and Technology at Rolls-Royce. Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.
Professor Sir Christopher Snowden FRS FREng - Vice-Chancellor and CEO of Surrey University
Vice Chancellor of Surrey University. Electronic engineer. His past appointments include CEO of Filtronics ICS and Professor of Microwave Engineering at Leeds University. Ex-President of the IET. Part of a science and engineering assurance review panel for GO-Science. Chairs the UK Employability Business and Industry Network.
Dr Graham Spittle CBE - IBM Chief Technology Officer Europe & Vice President, Software Group
Graham Spittle was appointed to his present role as CTO and VP, Software Group in January 2010. Previously he held several senior executive positions within IBM: Vice President, Software UKI (UK & Ireland); Vice President, Worldwide Integration Development; Director of the IBM Hursley Laboratory in the United Kingdom, and Director of MQ Development.
Graham joined IBM in 1985 at the Hursley Laboratory and has held professional and managerial positions in Business Operations and Software Development. His roles have included development and strategy responsibility for major IBM products such as CICS and Business Integration Middleware (including the MQSeries family), as well as Business Development responsibilities. From 1995 to 1997 Graham was on international assignment in Software Group located in New York. He has lectured and had articles published on Software Contracting and Intellectual Property. Graham lives in Hampshire and is married with two children.
In June 2008 Graham was appointed as a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to industry.
Graham received a Masters Degree from Edinburgh University, an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from Southampton University, and an Honorary Degree from University of Surrey for his contribution to the Technology Strategy Board and for his immensely positive impact on the Higher Education. In addition to his IBM responsibilities, Graham holds a number of external positions:
- Chair of the UK Technology Strategy Board 2004-2011
- Member of Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology
- Director of The Foundation for Science and Technology
- Fellow of the British Computer Society
- Member of HM Higher Education Commission
- Member of the Design London Advisory Group
- Member of the NHS Health Innovation Council
- Visiting Professor University of Bristol
- Visiting Professor University of Edinburgh
- Visiting Professor University of Southampton
- Member of the Council of Southampton University
- Member of the Court of Benefactors of Oxford University
- Member of the Informatics Advisory Board at Edinburgh University
Graham is also a visiting professor at several universities and a member of The Higher Education Commission.
Professor Sir Michael Sterling FREng - Chairman of the Science and Technology Facilities Council and ex-Vice-Chancellor of Birmingham University
Professor Michael Sterling was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Birmingham following service as Vice Chancellor of Brunel University for 11 years from 1990-2001 and retired in 2009 as one of the longest-serving University Vice Chancellors in the UK. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and of the Czech Republic Engineering Academy. He chaired the Russell Group of research-intensive Universities (2003-6). He previously held senior academic posts in the Universities of Sheffield and Durham, as well as operating successfully as a consultant and entrepreneur in the energy sector. Professor Sterling was profiled by one of the UK's main national newspapers, the Independent, as a 'Leading Engineer' of our time and was President of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (2002-3) and the Institute of Measurement and Control (1988). Professor Sterling is active on a number of national bodies including the lead expert group on manufacturing (2012), the review group of DECC science (2011), and the Transmission Line Costing Review for DECC (2011-2). He was founding chairman of the Higher Education Statistics Agency (1992-2004) and was a board member of the Universities and Colleges Admission Service. He was a member of the Council of the Royal Academy of Engineering 2006-9, member of the Nominations Committee and Chairman of its Membership Committee. He also served on the Engineering Council and has undertaken work for the Higher Education Funding Council for England and the UK Research Councils in various capacities. He was a board member of Advantage West Midlands, the Regional Development Agency (2002-9), chairman of STEMNET (2006-11) and is Chairman of OCEPS Ltd. He has received 5 honorary doctorates in three countries and is an honorary fellow of the IET and the InstMC. He has served three Prime Ministers through his membership of CST since 2004.
He was Knighted in 2012 for services to higher education, science and engineering.
Professor Sir John Tooke*
Professor Sir John Tooke is Vice Provost (Health) and Head of the Medical School at UCL and Academic Director of UCL’s Academic Health Science Centre, UCL Partners. Sir John is President of the Academy of Medical Sciences and the immediate past Chair of both the Medical Schools Council and the UK Healthcare Education Advisory Committee (UKHEAC). He is a member of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Advisory Board and the Health and Education National Strategic Exchange (HENSE). His clinical and research interests focus on diabetes and its vascular complications and he is a recipient of the European Association of Diabetes Camillo Golgi Award. He is former Chair of Diabetes UK Professional Section and former President of the European Society for Microcirculation. The University of Exeter was awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for his work on the pathogenesis of diabetic microangiopathy. In addition to more fundamental work on the complications of diabetes his research has embraced screening and service delivery and organisational issues and the patient’s perspective. In 2007 he led the Inquiry for the Secretary of State for Health into Postgraduate Medical Educating and Training, culminating in the final report, Aspiring to Excellence. In the same year he led a high-level group for the CMO on Barriers to Clinical Effectiveness, the report of which led to the creation of CLAHRCs (Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care).
* ex-officio member