Sir Keith O’Nions took up the role of Chair of Council from 1 January 2020, having joined Council in November 2018.
Sir Keith is a renowned scientist and former President and Rector of Imperial College London. His career includes roles as Chief Scientific Advisor to the Ministry of Defence, Director-General Science and Innovation, Department for Innovation and Universities and Skills, and Chair of Cambridge Enterprise, University of Cambridge.
Sir Keith's academic career spans professorships at Oxford, Cambridge and Columbia Universities and also Head of the Department of Earth Sciences at Oxford.
He was knighted in 1999 for services to Earth Science.
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