Our trustees are leaders in science, business and defence with a passion for the power of basic research. They help the Institute attract the funding and talent to become the leading independent research centre in Britain.

Sir Roy Anderson

Sir Roy Anderson

Sir Roy Anderson FRS FMedSci is Professor and former Rector at Imperial College London and was Chief Scientist at the Ministry of Defence.

Sir John Beddington

Sir John Beddington

Sir John Beddington HonFREng CMG FRS FRSE is Professor at Oxford, President of the London Zoo and former Government Chief Scientific Adviser.

Dr Thomas Fink

Dr Thomas Fink

Dr Thomas Fink is a physicist and the founding director of the London Institute and is a Chargé de Recherche in the French CNRS.

Martin Reeves

Martin Reeves

Martin Reeves is a Senior Partner and Managing Director at the Boston Consulting Group and is global head of the BCG Henderson Institute.

Sir Peter Williams

Sir Peter Williams

Sir Peter Williams is former Vice President of the Royal Society, Chairman of the National Physical Laboratory and CEO of Oxford Instruments.

Former Trustees

Thomas Tombrello

Thomas Tombrello

Dr Tom Tombrello was Professor of physics at Caltech and former chair of the Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy at Caltech.

Dr Luciano Pietronero

Dr Luciano Pietronero

Luciano Pietronero is Professor at Sapienza University, founding director of the Institute for Complex Systems and winner of the Fermi Prize.

Dame Shirley Porter

Dame Shirley Porter

Dame Shirley Porter, Lady Porter, DBE was Leader of Westminster City Council and established the Porter School of Environmental Studies.

Dame Catherine Meyer

Dame Catherine Meyer

Dame Catherine Meyer, Baroness Meyer, CBE is a British life peer and founding director of the charity PACT, now Action Against Abduction.