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Board Members

Board members are:

  • Sir John Kingman - Chair, UKRI; Legal and General Group Chair and former Second Permanent Secretary to HM Treasury
  • Sir Mark Walport - Chief Executive, UKRI
  • Mike Blackburn - Chief Finance Officer, UKRI
  • Sir Peter Bazalgette - Executive Chair of ITV
  • Professor Julia Black - Pro Director for Research at the London School of Economics
  • Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz - Chair of Cancer Research UK and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge
  • Lord Browne - Executive Chairman of L1 Energy, and former Chief Executive of BP plc
  • Fiona Driscoll - Chair, UKRI Audit Committee and Chair of Nuffield Health Audit Committee
  • Sir Harpal Kumar - Head of Innovation, EMEA, Johnson & Johnson
  • Professor Max Lu - President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Surrey
  • Vivienne Parry - Head of Engagement for Genomics England
  • Mustafa Suleyman - co-founder and Head of Applied AI at DeepMind
  • Lord Willetts - Executive Chair of the Resolution Foundation and former Minister for Universities and Science
  • Professor Dame Sally Davies – Master of Trinity College Cambridge and former Chief Medical Officer
    (As a serving civil servant at the time, Dame Sally was not formally appointed a member of the Board but joins meetings in a personal capacity as an observer.)
  • Professor Sir Ian Diamond - Chief Executive of the UK Statistics Authority
    (As National Statistician, Sir Ian is not a member of the UKRI Board, but joins meetings in a personal capacity as an observer)