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CaSE welcomes new members to its Board of Directors

10 Dec 2019

CaSE is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors.

The appointments took place at CaSE’s 2019 Annual General Meeting, kindly hosted by the Geological Society and welcomed by CaSE’s Chair, Professor Graeme Reid, and Executive Director, Dr Sarah Main.

The Board, chaired by Professor Reid, helps to set the strategic direction of CaSE and is responsible for the good governance and financial management of the organisation. The two new Board members are as follows:

Professor Ian Boyd

Professor Sir Ian Boyd is a Professor in Biology at the University of St Andrews. He was Chief Scientific Adviser at Defra from 2012 to 2019. He has been a director of the Scottish Oceans Institute at the University of St Andrews and the Sea Mammal Research Unit. He is a marine and polar scientist and worked for the British Antarctic Survey from 1987 to 2001. He has served on two Research Councils and several Royal Society committees. He is a Trustee of the National Oceanography Centre and Chair of the UK Research Integrity Office. He has the Bruce Medal for Polar Science, the Polar Medal, the Scientific Medal of the Zoological Society of London and was knighted for services to science and economics in government in 2019.

Sinead Hesp 

Sinéad is a solicitor and in 2018 was appointed Director of Legal Affairs and Board Secretariat at the University of Manchester where she has oversight of all legal matters at the University and leads a team of solicitors and governance specialists. Sinéad joined the University of Manchester in 2010, initially focussing on employment law and later developing a wider involvement, particularly on governance matters. Prior to joining the University, Sinéad worked for over 10 year as a solicitor in private practice with Mills and Reeve, LLP.  Sinead holds an MA in Law from the University of Cambridge.

For a full list of our Board of Directors see here.

You can also read CaSE Executive Director Dr Sarah Main’s annual report on CaSE’s activities at the 2019 AGM.