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Professor Philip Nelson to serve as EPSRC Executive Chair for six months

last modified Oct 31, 2017 08:56 PM
Professor Philip Nelson will serve as the Executive Chair of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) when it becomes part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Professor Nelson is currently Chief Executive of EPSRC and has agreed to serve an additional six months beyond his existing term to enable a smooth transition to the new organisation when it comes into existence on 1 April 2018.

Executive Chairs will be crucial to the ambition for UKRI to be a world-leading research and innovation organisation. Each of the nine Councils that will be part of UKRI will be led by an Executive Chair, a role combining the responsibilities of the current Chair and Chief Executive of each Council.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy will launch a recruitment exercise in due course to recruit Professor Nelson’s successor.

 

For further details, please see the source article here.

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