UKRI Board

The UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Board is our primary governing body. It has general oversight of UKRI’s activities and is responsible for achieving UKRI’s strategic objective and vision.

The board is made up of UKRI’s Chair, Chief Executive and Chief Finance Officer, as well as between 9 and 12 independent members drawn from:

  • higher education
  • industry and commerce
  • policy
  • charities
  • other non-governmental organisations

Board members are appointed by the Secretary of State for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Members initially serve for 3 to 5 years. The board is required to give updates and advice to the Secretary of State, including an annual report and strategic priorities.

The board is supported by the Audit, Risk, Assurance and Performance Committee, the Nominations and Remuneration Committee and a Board Investment Committee that provides independent scrutiny of major business cases that exceed UKRI’s delegations.

Board members

Current members of the board include:

See our declaration of interests.

Board meeting minutes

UKRI Board meetings are held up to 8 times a year and we publish minutes to ensure transparency and accountability:

Terms of reference

UKRI Board terms of reference

Last updated: 9 December 2022

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