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UKRI appoints Interim Chief Finance Officer


UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has appointed Mike Blackburn as Interim Chief Finance Officer.

Mr Blackburn, who will also join the UKRI Board in September, has a wealth of experience in financial, programme and commercial management in the public and private sectors.

He has previously served on an interim basis as Chief Financial Officer for the Student Loans Company, Finance Director for the former Department of Climate Change and Energy, and Head of Financial Control for the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Mr Blackburn will work closely with Chief Executive Professor Sir Mark Walport and other members of the Senior Leadership Team to ensure the effective and efficient management of UKRI as an organisation.

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