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Sir John Kingman and Professor Fiona Watt approved for roles

2 February 2018

Science and Technology Committee approves Sir John Kingman as UKRI Chair and Professor Fiona Watt as MRC Executive Chair

On Wednesday, the Science and Technology Committee held pre-appointment hearings with the Government's preferred candidate for the post of executive chair at the Medical Research Council, Professor Fiona Watt, and the preferred Candidate for Chair of UK Research and Innovation, Sir John Kingman.

The latter appointment follows up from a 2016 hearing with Sir John in his previous role as temporary chair of the same body.

The Committee approved both individuals for their roles. Guidance on the pre-appointment hearing process has been published by the Cabinet Office and the Commons Liaison Committee

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