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Prime Minister David Cameron appoints Prof Harper to the Council for Science and Technology

Prime Minister David Cameron has appointed Prof Sarah Harper to join his Council for Science and Technology (CST).

The Council’s remit is to advise the Prime Minister on strategic science and technology policy issues that cut across the responsibilities of individual government departments. 

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Government Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Mark Walport said:

“I am pleased that 5 new members will be joining the Council for Science and Technology. They bring a great breadth of experience and expertise and I am confident that their contributions will enable the council to continue to provide the very best advice to government on the scientific opportunities and challenges in the coming years.”

  The new members are:   Professor Philip Bond   Professor Philip Bond is a visiting fellow at the Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics and a visiting Professor in the departments of Computer Science and Engineering Mathematics at the University of Bristol. He was recently a lead expert for the Government Office for Science Foresight report ‘The future of computer trading in financial markets’.   Anne Glover   Anne Glover is Chief Executive of Amadeus Capital partners Ltd. She co-founded Amadeus in 1997 which has since raised £600 million in capital. She is a prominent venture capitalist specialising in the technology industry. She has worked extensively with the Technology Strategy Board, and advised government on procurement and the European commission on research policy. She has been Chairman of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, and has been sought as a spokesperson for the Venture Capital industry on a European level.   Professor Sarah Harper   Professor Sarah Harper is Professor of Gerontology at the University of Oxford, Director of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing and Senior Research Fellow at Nuffield College. She is a Governor of the Pensions Policy Institute, and a Director of the Pension Foundation Club Vita. She currently chairs the Lead Expert Group for the Foresight Review on Ageing Societies and serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of Natural England.   Dervilla Mitchell   Dervilla Mitchell is a Director of Arup, the global design, engineering and consultancy firm. She sits on both group and regional boards and is a member of the Arup Global Aviation Executive as well as leading the aviation business in the UKMEA region. She is a Vice President of the Royal Academy of Engineering and chairs their awards committee.   Professor Fiona Murray   Professor Fiona Murray is Professor of Entrepreneurship at MIT Sloan School of Management. She is an international expert on the transformation of investments in scientific and technical innovation into innovation-based entrepreneurship that drives jobs, wealth creation, and regional prosperity. Fiona has a special interest in how policies, programs, and relationships between academia and industry can be designed to accelerate the productive role of universities in their local entrepreneurial ecosystem.    > More information: