CaSE is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Executive Director, Alicia Greated. Alicia will be joining the organisation from early April 2024, following the departure of the previous Executive Director, Prof Sarah Main, in November last year. Dr Daniel Rathbone, Interim Executive Director, will be continuing in his role as Deputy Executive Director of CaSE once Alicia is in post.
Alicia Greated will be the new Executive Director of the Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE) from early April 2024.
Alicia has extensive experience of leadership in the R&D sector, including as CEO of the Knowledge Transfer Network, and through her work for the UK Research Councils. She was founder and Director of Research Council UK (RCUK) India at the British High Commission in Delhi, and Director RCUK China at the British Embassy in Beijing. She also worked as acting Director of Research for the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and was Head of Engineering at the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
Commenting on today’s announcement;
“I am delighted to announce that Dr Alicia Greated is to be the new Executive Director of CaSE. Alicia’s enthusiasm and drive for the future of CaSE, along with her excellent experience leading organisations, made her an exceptional candidate for the role. I would like to thank Dr Daniel Rathbone for his excellent leadership of CaSE in the interim period, a time which can be difficult for any organisation to navigate, and to thank the whole team for their hard work over the last few months.
“CaSE is an organisation in a strong and influential position, I look forward to working closely with Alicia to build on this, and support her and the whole team in putting science and engineering at the heart of the UK’s future.”
“I am delighted to have been appointed as the new Executive Director of CaSE. CaSE has an excellent reputation for carrying out essential advocacy for R&D and delivering sector leading projects on the big issues facing science and engineering in the UK. I am excited to join the team in what is set to be a fascinating General Election year, and to contribute to making the most of the opportunities ahead.
“CaSE’s strength comes from the breadth of its membership and I am looking forward to engaging with members as I begin my time at CaSE, to draw on their knowledge and experience, and to partner with them to continue CaSE’s vital work.
“I would like to thank the Board of Trustees, and our Board Chair, for their support so far and I look forward to working together on building our future plans for CaSE.”
“On behalf of the whole CaSE team, I would like to congratulate Alicia on her appointment and welcome her to the organisation. During this interim period, our focus has been on ensuring the continuity of CaSE’s ongoing projects and planning for this General Election year. Alicia joins us at an exciting time, with our ground-breaking public attitudes work exploring the relationship the public have with R&D, as well as our major project on the environment for business R&D in the UK. I look forward to working with her as Deputy Executive Director.”
Biography of Dr Alicia Greated
Alicia Greated has extensive experience of strategic leadership and management in the R&D sector, including as a CEO, both in the UK and overseas. In 2019 Alicia became CEO of the Knowledge Transfer Network (now Innovate UK KTN), the UK’s foremost networking organisation with a network of over 230,000 innovators across a whole range of disciplines and sectors and the aim of driving innovation in the UK. Prior to Alicia’s roll as CEO of KTN, she was Global Director of Research and Enterprise at Heriot Watt University, from 2015-2019. Alicia led her team to develop and support a broad research portfolio across the entire university advising and facilitating research development across all disciplines, enterprise, business engagement and legal services.
Alicia spent many years working for the UK Research Councils. She was founder and Director of Research Council UK (RCUK) India at the British High Commission in Delhi, and Director RCUK China at the British Embassy in Beijing. She also worked as acting Director of Research for the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and was Head of Engineering at the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
Alicia also has extensive experience working with emerging economies globally through time working overseas with the research councils and her role as Head of the Newton Programme Management Team managed by the department for Business, Innovation and Skills. In collaboration with the Newton Fund Board (chaired by the Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK Government) Alicia was responsible for developing international research and innovation partnerships with the aim to support economic development and social welfare, tackle global challenges and develop talent and careers.
During her career, Alicia has held numerous advisory roles and positions on committees. Currently, Alicia is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and holds a number of advisory roles including as a member of the Royal Society’s Science, Industry and Translation Committee, and a member of the Scottish Funding Council’s (SFC) Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee.
The Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE) works to put science and engineering at the heart of the UK’s future. The UK’s leading advocacy group for science and engineering, our membership spans 114 scientific organisations, including businesses, universities, learned societies and charities, as well as individual scientists and engineers. Collectively our members employ over 336,000 people in the UK, and our industry and charity members invest around £32.2bn a year globally in R&D.
We collaborate with our members, partners and the public to lend our clear, expert voice to decisions about science and engineering. We specialise in developing non-partisan, responsive solutions that help research and innovation to thrive in ways that improve people’s lives and livelihoods.
CaSE’s work is governed by 5 main priorities: