Category Archives: Public Appointments

Richard Pennycook appointed Lead NED at DfE

The Department for Education yesterday, (Monday 23 October), announced the appointment of Richard Pennycook to the Board as Lead Non-Executive Board Member. As the former CEO of The Co-Operative Group, Richard has first-hand experience in change management and staff engagement, and in creating a workplace driven by core values. The Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening, has… Read More »

Duncan Wingham appointed Chair of NERC

Professor Wingham has been appointed Executive Chair Designate of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) following nearly six years as Chief Executive of the council, Science Minister Jo Johnson announced recently. Professor Wingham’s current term heading up NERC has been extended from 31 December 2017 through to 31 December 2020. He will continue as Chief Executive until the… Read More »

New Interdisciplinary Research Advisory Panel

Professor Dame Athene Donald will chair the Research Excellence Framework Interdisciplinary Research Advisory Panel it was announced today (11th April 2017). The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is conducted on behalf of the four UK higher education funding bodies. These bodies are committed to supporting and promoting the fair and equitable assessment of all research submitted to the assessment… Read More »

New appointments for the BBC Board

The BBC has announced five new non-executive directors to its board: Simon Burke, Tanni Grey-Thompson, Ian Hargreaves, Tom Ilube and Nicholas Serota. The BBC executives joining Tony Hall, Director-General, on the Board are Anne Bulford, Ken MacQuarrie and Tim Davie. Under the terms of the BBC Royal Charter, appointment of the BBC Chair and members is made by… Read More »

Andrew Thompson appointed CEO of AHRC

Professor Andrew Thompson has been appointed Chief Executive of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) following a term as interim chief, Science Minister Jo Johnson confirmed today. Professor Thompson will also transition to become the first Executive Chair of AHRC upon the creation of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) in April 2018, subject to Parliamentary approval of… Read More »