Appointed Chairman in 2016. Jack is currently a non-executive director of FTSE companies Mitie plc and TT Electronics plc, where he also chairs the Remuneration committees and is a member of the Audit and the Nominations committees. He is a member of Council of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and chairs the Advanced Materials Leadership Council at the department for Business, Innovation and Science. He has extensive earlier career experience as an entrepreneur and a CEO in engineering and biosciences.
He was previously a Trustee and Deputy Chairman of the Godolphin and Latymer School in London for 10 years and a Trustee on the Board of the University of Southampton. He was a member of the Main Panel for engineering and physical sciences for HEFCE’s 2014 REF evaluation and continues to serve on a number of Government funding panels in education.
He holds degrees from Stanford University (BA Hons), the London School of Economics (M.Sc.) and Insead (MBA). He was awarded an OBE in 2015 for services to Science and Engineering.