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Our council members

The nine Councils of UKRI will play a critical role in our strategy development and governance. Council members will work with their Executive Chair to deliver their council's aims and objectives and to support UKRI's overall mission to maintain the UK’s world-leading position in research and innovation.

Council members will provide input, intelligence and feedback from their communities and stakeholder groups. Members will also support and challenge the Executive Chair to ensure effective delivery of their responsibilities.

Arts and Humanities Research Council members

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council members

Economic and Social Research Council members

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council members

Innovate UK members

Medical Research Council members

Natural Environment Research Council members

Research England members

Science and Technology Facilities Council members

Members will take up their positions from 1 April 2018. The members of the Councils will serve terms of between two and four years. These staggered terms will balance continuity with evolving membership of the councils in future.


* Senior Independent Member: One member will be appointed as Senior Independent Member with a direct communication channel to the Board and Chief Executive.

** Councils will want to call on the best expertise and advice as required to fulfil their functions. As such, UK Research and Innovation will ask Civil servants (including but not limited to Chief Scientific Advisers), to join the council in a personal capacity.

*** Appointments have been deferred for one year and will commence on 1 April 2019

^ Members previously served as a member of the council or governing board.