Lord David Willetts

Lord David Willetts
Lord David Willetts

Lord David Willetts

Lord Willetts is Executive Chair of the Resolution Foundation and former Minister for Universities and Science. He was MP for Havant from 1992-2015, and stood down ahead of the 2015 General Election. Before becoming an MP, he worked in HM Treasury and the Number 10 Policy Unit, before becoming Director of the Centre for Policy Studies.

Lord Willetts has taken on a number of science- and policy-linked commitments. He is a Council Member of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, a Governor of the Ditchley Foundation and a Board Member of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research. He has written widely on economic and social policy and continues to write and speak on these topics. His book A University Education is published in November 2017. He has maintained strong links with the scientific community, as Chair of the British Science Association and a board member of both the Francis Crick Institute and the Science Museum. Lord Willetts is also involved in innovation through non-executive directorships of Surrey Satellite Technology and the Biotech Growth Trust.