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Reappointment of Medical Research Council Chairman

Universities and Science Minister confirms the reappointment of Mr Donald Brydon CBE as the Chairman of the Medical Research Council.

Donald Brydon CBE
Donald Brydon CBE

Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson today (5 October 2016) confirmed the reappointment of Mr Donald Brydon CBE as the Chairman of the Medical Research Council (MRC).

Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson said:

I am very pleased to reappoint Donald Brydon as chairman of the MRC. His exemplary supervision since becoming chairman, his unique business knowledge and his experience of chairing a range of different organisations make him ideally placed to continue leading the council in their support of ground-breaking UK medical research.

Donald Brydon said:

I am delighted to be reappointed to the MRC, an organisation whose work has a direct impact on people’s lives across the globe. I look forward to helping build on the UK’s world leading research and continuing to play a part in the evolution of the Research Councils in the months ahead.

The reappointment will run from 1 October 2016 until 31 March 2018.

The minister also reappointed Baroness Onora O’Neill and Dr Menelas Pangalos to the MRC Council from 1 October 2016.

Published 5 October 2016