Robert is an independent Technology and Policy Advisor. Prior to that he was was BP’s Vice President for Research & Innovation for BP’s global Formulated Products (Fuels and Lubricants) Technology, and also BP’s technology policy advisor for the UK and EU. Robert joined BP in 1987 from Durham University having earlier completed his PhD at Cambridge University.
Lesley Yellowlees is an Inorganic Chemist with interests in renewable energy, public engagement of science and promoting women in science. Lesley was Head of the School of Chemistry and then Vice Principal and Head of the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. She was President of the Royal Society of Chemistry from 2012-14, their first woman president in 175 years. She was awarded an MBE in 2005 for services to science, a CBE for services to Chemistry in 2014 and elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2012.
David Parfrey is Executive Chair for Anglia Innovation Partnership LLP (AIP LLP ), the LLP responsible for bringing the Norwich Research Park vision to life. He was previously Executive Director, Finance & Campus Operations for the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.
Mark Price is Professor of Aeronautics and former Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Engineering and Physical Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast. A Chartered Engineer he worked in the Aerospace and Software industries before turning to academia where he now leads the Re-Imagining Engineering Design Programme at QUB and High Value Design activity in the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre. He is currently a member of the Zero Emissions Flight Aircraft Subgroup of Jet Zero Council. He was formerly Chair of the EPSRC Manufacturing the Future Strategic Advisory Team and a formerly a Trustee of the James Kane Foundation.
Ron has held executive positions in information and analytics companies including seven years as CEO at Elsevier and five years as President/COO at IHS. He is currently Vice Chair and Supervisory Board Member at Fugro N.V., the world’s leading geo-data specialist and a Non-a Non-Executive Director at Ordnance Survey.
Professor Andrew Jones is Vice-Chancellor and President of Brunel University. He is an inter-disciplinary social scientist with a background as an economic geographer. Andrew is a trustee and Honorary Treasurer of the Academy of Social Science and holds several UKRI appointments.