The Science Council has today announced that the next Chair of the Registration Authority (RA) is to be Dr Hilary Jeffreys, succeeding Dr Colin Grant. After an open and competitive process, the Nominations Committee made their selection; Dr Grant will hand over to Dr Jeffreys after the next meeting of the RA this month.
Dr Grant said of the appointment:
“I am very pleased to be succeeded as chair of the RA by Dr Jeffreys. Hilary brings a wealth of experience from a range of pertinent fields. She has strong links with professional bodies, employers and government departments, which will facilitate the further development of the Science Council standards and registers. I would like to sincerely thank the RA members for their support during my tenure and offer Hilary and the RA my best wishes for the future.”
Dr Hilary Jeffreys said:
“I am delighted and honoured to be appointed Chair of the RA. The Science Council plays an important role bringing together a wide range of member bodies supporting and shaping the future scientific community, with the RA playing a vital role in setting and upholding the standards that individuals aspire to and employers value."