Category Archives: Public Appointments

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 »

10 New Members for Competition Tribunal

The Minister for Competition, Margot James MP has appointed 10 new members to the Tribunal’s panel of ordinary members. The Tribunal is a specialist judicial body with cross-disciplinary expertise in law, economics, business and accountancy. Under UK law, the function of the Tribunal is to hear and decide appeals and other applications or claims involving competition or economic… Read More »

4 new Board Members at BEIS

Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark has announced the appointment of Carolyn McCall, Kathryn Parsons, Stephen A. Carter and Stuart Quickenden as non-executive board members at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Non-executive board members are experts from outside government who provide oversight and challenge to the department in the development of policy and the management… Read More »