Our governance

The main decision-making, executive and managerial bodies at Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation.


Innovate UK Council

Innovate UK is part of UK Research and Innovation, a non-departmental public body funded by a grant-in-aid from the UK government.

Our work is overseen by a Council, which sets overall objectives and direction. The Council meets 6 times a year.

For more information on the Council, its members, meetings and business, please email support@innovateuk.ukri.org.

Members

The members are:

  • Matt Clifford MBE
  • Juliet Davenport OBE
  • Dr John Fingleton, Senior Independent Member
  • Isabel Fox
  • Chris Ganje
  • John Gibson
  • Priya Guha MBE
  • Professor John Latham CBE
  • Tunde Olanrewaju
  • Caroline Plumb OBE
  • Sir William Sargent
  • Dr Mike Short CBE, Chief Scientific Adviser

Members have a range of expertise in research and innovation that is drawn across business, entrepreneurship, investment, technology, economics and business impact evaluation, and have different characteristics and professional backgrounds.

2021

Meeting minutes: 8 September 2021 (PDF, 117 KB, 1 page)

Meeting agenda: 8 September 2021 (PDF, 158 KB, 2 pages)

Meeting minutes: 16 June 2021 (PDF, 123 KB, 2 pages)

Meeting agenda: 16 June 2021 (PDF, 142 KB, 2 pages)

Meeting minutes: 4 May 2021 (PDF, 129 KB, 2 pages)

Meeting agenda: 4 May 2021 (PDF, 167 KB, 2 pages)

Meeting minutes: 31 March 2021 (PDF, 143 KB, 3 pages)

Meeting agenda: 31 March 2021 (PDF, 187 KB, 3 pages)

Meeting minutes: 2 March 2021 (PDF, 131 KB, 2 pages)

Meeting agenda: 2 March 2021 (PDF, 154 KB, 2 pages)

Meeting minutes: February 2021 (PDF, 166 KB, 3 pages)

Meeting agenda: Febraury 2021 (PDF, 173 KB, 3 pages)

2020

Meeting minutes: December 2020 (PDF, 126 KB, 1 page)

Meeting agenda: December 2020 (PDF, 152 KB, 2 pages)

Meeting minutes: November 2020 (PDF, 132 KB, 2 pages)

Meeting agenda: November 2020 (PDF, 188 KB, 4 pages)

Meeting minutes: September 2020 (PDF, 124 KB, 2 pages)

Meeting agenda: September 2020 (PDF, 163 KB, 2 pages)

Meeting minutes: June 2020 (PDF, 142 KB, 3 pages)

Meeting agenda: June 2020 (PDF, 183 KB, 3 pages)

Meeting minutes: April 2020 (PDF, 138 KB, 2 pages)

Meeting agenda: April 2020 (PDF, 169 KB, 3 pages)

Meeting minutes: February 2020 (PDF, 137 KB, 2 pages)

Meeting agenda: February 2020 (PDF, 172 KB, 3 pages)

2019

Meeting minutes: December 2019 (PDF, 139 KB, 2 pages)

Meeting agenda: December 2019 (PDF, 248 KB, 5 pages)

Meeting minutes: November 2019 (PDF, 134 KB, 2 pages)

Meeting agenda: November 2019 (PDF, 191 KB, 3 pages)

Meeting minutes September 2019 (PDF, 127 KB, 2 pages)

Agenda Council September 2019 (PDF, 203 KB, 4 pages)

Meeting minutes June 2019 (PDF, 133 KB, 2 pages)

Agenda Council June 2019 (PDF, 190 KB, 4 pages)

Meeting minutes April 2019 (PDF, 129 KB, 2 pages)

Meeting agenda: April 2019 (PDF, 170 KB, 2 pages)

Meeting minutes: February 2019 (PDF, 139 KB, 2 pages)

Meeting agenda: February 2019 (PDF, 208 KB, 2 pages)

2018

Meeting minutes: December 2018 (PDF, 131 KB, 2 pages)

Meeting agenda: December 2018 (PDF, 149 KB, 1 page)

Meeting minutes: October 2018 (PDF, 136 KB, 2 pages)

Meeting agenda: October 2018 (PDF, 177 KB, 2 pages)

Meeting minutes: July 2018 (PDF, 134 KB, 2 pages)

Meeting agenda: July 2018 (PDF, 187 KB, 2 pages)

Meeting agenda: June 2018 (PDF, 50.4 KB, 1 page)

Meeting minutes: March 2018 (PDF, 107 KB, 6 pages)

Meeting agenda: March 2018 (PDF, 69.6 KB, 1 page)

Meeting minutes: January 2018 (PDF, 640 KB, 5 pages)

Meeting agenda: January 2018 (PDF, 485 KB, 2 pages)

2017

Meeting minutes: December 2017 (PDF, 482 KB, 6 pages)

Meeting agenda: December 2017 (PDF, 439 KB, 2 pages)

Meeting minutes: October 2017 (PDF, 573 KB, 7 pages)

Meeting agenda: October 2017 (PDF, 448 KB, 2 pages)

Meeting minutes: September 2017 (PDF, 49.3 KB, 4 pages)

Meeting agenda: September 2017 (PDF, 38.7 KB, 2 pages)

Meeting minutes: June 2017 (PDF, 64.9 KB, 6 pages)

Meeting agenda: June 2017 (PDF, 42 KB, 2 pages)

Meeting minutes: March 2017 (PDF, 50.7 KB, 4 pages)

Meeting agenda: March 2017 (PDF, 234 KB, 1 page)

Meeting minutes: January 2017 (PDF, 345 KB, 5 pages)

Meeting agenda: January 2017 (PDF, 314 KB, 1 page)

2016

Meeting minutes: December 2016 (PDF, 289 KB, 4 pages)

Meeting agenda: December 2016 (PDF, 309 KB, 2 pages)

Meeting minutes: October 2016 (PDF, 478 KB, 5 pages)

Meeting agenda: October 2016 (PDF, 249 KB, 2 pages)

Meeting minutes: June 2016 (PDF, 290 KB, 5 pages)

Meeting agenda: June 2016 (PDF, 388 KB, 1 page)

Meeting minutes: March 2016 (PDF, 323 KB, 7 pages)

Meeting agenda: March 2016 (PDF, 319 KB, 2 pages)

Meeting minutes: January 2016 (PDF, 265 KB, 5 pages)

Meeting agenda: January 2016 (PDF, 393 KB, 1 page)

2015

Meeting minutes: December 2015 (PDF, 413 KB, 6 pages)

Meeting agenda: December 2015 (PDF, 42.2 KB, 1 page)

Meeting minutes: October 2015 (PDF, 498 KB, 10 pages)

Meeting agenda: October 2015 (PDF, 353 KB, 2 pages)

Meeting minutes: July 2015 (PDF, 289 KB, 6 pages)

Meeting agenda: July 2015 (PDF, 334 KB, 1 page)

Meeting minutes: June 2015 (PDF, 376 KB, 7 pages)

Meeting agenda: June 2015 (PDF, 339 KB, 1 page)

Meeting minutes: March 2015 (PDF, 335 KB, 9 pages)

Meeting agenda: March 2015 (PDF, 361 KB, 2 pages)

Meeting minutes: January 2015 (PDF, 319 KB, 8 pages)

Meeting agenda: January 2015 (PDF, 355 KB, 2 pages)

2014

2014 meeting minutes (PDF, 51.6 KB, 2 pages)

Meeting agenda: December 2014 (PDF, 95.4 KB, 2 pages)

Meeting minutes: December 2014 (PDF, 382 KB, 10 pages)

Meeting agenda: October 2014 (PDF, 79 KB, 2 pages)

Meeting minutes: October 2014 (PDF, 276 KB, 13 pages)

Meeting agenda: July 2014 (PDF, 31 KB, 1 page)

Meeting minutes: July 2014 (PDF, 147 KB, 7 pages)

Meeting agenda: May 2014 (PDF, 28.9 KB, 1 page)

Meeting minutes: May 2014 (PDF, 145 KB, 7 pages)

Meeting agenda: April 2014 (PDF, 28.6 KB, 2 pages)

Meeting minutes: April 2014 (PDF, 184 KB, 12 pages)

Meeting agenda: January 2014 (PDF, 33 KB, 1 page)

Meeting minutes: January 2014 (PDF, 137 KB, 8 pages)

2013

Meeting minutes: December 2013 (PDF, 157 KB, 9 pages)

Meeting minutes: October 2013 (PDF, 202 KB, 12 pages)

Meeting agenda: July 2013 (PDF, 129 KB, 2 pages)

Meeting minutes: July 2013 (PDF, 172 KB, 9 pages)

Meeting minutes: May 2013 (PDF, 166 KB, 8 pages)

Meeting minutes: March 2013 (PDF, 198 KB, 12 pages)

Meeting agenda: January 2013 (PDF, 22.1 KB, 1 page)

Meeting minutes: January 2013 (PDF, 178 KB, 9 pages)

2012

Meeting agenda: November 2012 (PDF, 19.8 KB, 1 page)

Meeting agenda: July 2012 (PDF, 137 KB, 2 pages)

Previous meeting agendas are on the relevant Innovate UK page on the National Archives

Innovate UK Executive Management Team

Our executive management team lead a team of around 600 technologists, business specialists and support staff to make sure we meet our objectives.

Members

The members are:

  • Indro Mukerjee, Chief Executive Officer
  • Simon Edmonds, Chief Business Officer
  • Mike Biddle, Director - ISCF Programmes
  • Ian Meikle, Director - Clean Growth and Infrastructure
  • Guy Woolley, Director - ISCF Governance
  • Paul Mason, Director – Innovation Policy
  • Esra Kasapoglu, Director - AI & Data Economy
  • Neil McDaid, Chief Investment Officer
  • Louisa Simons, Chief Operating Officer
  • Richard Hebdon, Director – Health & Life Sciences
  • Dave Wilkes, Director – Place, and Centres and Networks Governance

Annual Reports and Accounts

You can find links to our previous Annual Reports and Accounts below:

2018 to 2019 Annual Report and Accounts - now combined with UK Research and Innovation

2017 to 2018 Annual Report and Accounts

2016 to 2017 Annual Report and Accounts

2015 to 2016 Annual Report and Accounts

2014 to 2015 Annual Report and Accounts

2013 to 2014 Annual Report and Accounts

2012 to 2013 Annual Reports and Accounts