Members of the Governing Board Appointed

29 May 2009

Three new members of the Technology Strategy Board have been appointed and four other members have been re-appointed, Secretary of State for Innovation Universities and Skills John Denham announced today.

The Technology Strategy Board promotes and supports research and development. It supports the exploitation of science, technology and new ideas to benefit business, increase economic growth and improve the quality of life in the UK. It delivers this by delivering Government support to encourage business investment in technology and innovation across all sectors of the UK economy.

The newly-appointed board members are Sara Murray, Stewart Davies and Christopher Snowden, who will serve for three years from 21 June 2009. The reappointed board members are John Brown and Anne Glover, who will serve for a further period of three years, and Nick Buckland and Joseph Feczko, who will serve for a further period of two years, all from 21 June 2009. 

Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, John Denham, said: 
"The Technology Strategy Board drives business innovation in the UK. It is at the heart of delivering our vision of making the UK the best place in the world to run an innovative business, public sector or third sector organisation. 

"These appointments provide an extremely strong mix of business talent, insight and experience. They will help the Technology Strategy Board to fulfil its role."   

The Chair of the Technology Strategy Board, Graham Spittle, said:
"I am glad to welcome the three new Governing Board members and pleased that existing members have chosen to stay on the Board and be reappointed. Our 14-strong Governing Board is drawn from business, the public sector and research communities and I am proud to say that we have significant collective strength, which is represented in the depth and breadth of knowledge and experience that we can bring to bear in our field.  The Technology Strategy Board is an important organisation that is well placed to make significant impacts on future UK business success and ensure that innovation is at the heart of our economic recovery, and so it is essential that high profile individuals who represent many of the key sectors that we are working within play a central role in the work that we do."

Click here to link to the press release of this story on the Deparment for Innovation, Universities & Skills website.



Last updated on Friday 30 July 2010 at 14:31

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