Clare Matterson

NERC Council member

Clare Matterson CBE is a member of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Council.

Clare is the Director General of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).

Previously, she was the Executive Director of Engagement for the Natural History Museum for four years responsible for public programmes, commercial, communications, digital and international activities. Prior to that she worked for 17 years at the Wellcome Trust as Director of Strategy and Director of Culture and Society, where she led many initiatives, co-founding Wellcome Collection, establishing the UK’s National STEM Learning Centre and initiating ‘Our Planet Our Health’.

Clare has a Zoology degree from the University of Oxford and is the Vice Chair of EAT a science-based global platform for food system transformation. She was awarded the Queen’s honour, CBE for services to public engagement with science.

Last updated: 1 September 2023

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