NERC appoints new non-executive directors

Diverse business people

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is delighted to announce the following new non-executive directors appointed from 1 November 2020:

  • Christine Foster, CCO at Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence
  • Kim Shillinglaw, Director of Factual for EndemolShine, the UK’s largest media production group.
Christine Foster

Christine Foster

Along with the existing non-executive director, Caroline Bault, Christine and Kim will support NERC by contributing their insight and experience of strategy development and operational management and contribute to ensuring NERC decision making is sound.

A breadth of experience

Kim Shillinglaw

Kim Shillinglaw

Professor Sir Duncan Wingham, Executive Chair at NERC, said

I am very pleased to welcome Christine and Kim to NERC’s management board. Both will bring a breadth of experience in strategic leadership and development to NERC and will be invaluable in helping NERC to make the most robust and responsible decisions.

We would like to thank our outgoing non-executive directors Richard Gledhill and Paul Hayden for the valuable contribution they have made to NERC over many years and for the commitment they have shown.

We would also like to thank Paul for his continued commitment to NERC in agreeing to continue as Chair of the NERC/British Antarctic Survey Operations and Safety Assurance and Advisory Group.

NERC non-executive directors attend NERC Management Board, directors update and Assurance Board meetings.

Top image:  Business meeting (credit: fizkes/GettyImages)

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