Details of the Council's members and register of interests.

The members are senior figures from the fields of science, engineering and technology. They are appointed by the Prime Minister, in line with guidance from the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments. CST invites non-members to join sub-groups to advise on specific pieces of work.


  • Sir Patrick Vallance FRS, FMedSci, FRCP - Government Chief Scientific Adviser
  • Lord Browne of Madingley FRS, FREng - Senior Advisor on Climate and Net Zero, General Atlantic, Chairman of the Francis Crick Institute, Fellow and former President of the Royal Academy of Engineering Members


  • Professor Christopher Bishop FREng, FRSE, FRS - Technical Fellow and Laboratory Director of Microsoft Research Cambridge, Member of the UK AI Council
  • Professor Julia Black CBE, FBA - Strategic Director of Innovation and Professor of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science (ex-officio member)
  • Professor Philip Bond BSc, DEA, FIMA, FInstP - Professor of Creativity and Innovation at the University of Manchester, Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics and Visiting Professor in Engineering Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Bristol
  • Professor Muffy Calder OBE, FREng, FRSE - Vice-Principal and Head of College of Science & Engineering, University of Glasgow
  • Suranga Chandratillake FREng - General Partner at Balderton Capital
  • Professor Jim Hall FREng, FICE - Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks, University of Oxford
  • Professor Dame Anne Johnson FMedSci - President of the Academy of Medical Sciences (ex-officio member)
  • Saul Klein - Co-founder and Partner, LocalGlobe
  • Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser DBE, FRS - Chief Executive, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) (ex-officio member); Director of the Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Max Lu FAA, FTSE, FIChemE, FRSC - President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Surrey
  • Professor Jim McDonald FREng FRSE - President of the Royal Academy of Engineering (ex-officio member) and Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Strathclyde
  • Dervilla Mitchell CBE, FIEI, FREng - Director of Arup
  • Professor Fiona Murray CBE - Associate Dean for Innovation and Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Management
  • Professor Paul Newman FREng, FIEEE, FIET - Director of the Oxford Robotics Institute and BP Professor of Information Engineering, University of Oxford
  • Professor Brooke Rogers OBE, FRSA, FHEA - Professor of Behavioural Science and Security and Deputy Head of Department in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London
  • Professor Sir Adrian Smith ex officio member FRS - President, Royal Society
  • Paul Stein FREng FRAS FIET - Chief Technology Officer, Rolls-Royce plc
  • Lord Stern of Brentford - Chair of the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics

‘Ex-officio members’ are people who become members automatically because they hold a particular office.


  • Jo Shanmugalingam - Director General, Industrial Strategy, Science and Innovation at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
  • Charles Roxburgh - Second Permanent Secretary at HM Treasury
  • Susannah Storey - Director General, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

Register of interests

Members are required to declare any personal, political or business interests that could, or could be seen to, influence their judgement.