Our governance

The main decision-making, executive and managerial bodies at Innovate UK.

Innovate UK Governing Board

Our work is overseen by a governing board, which sets overall objectives and direction. The board meets about 6 times each year.

For more information on the board, its members, meetings and business, please email the board secretary, Patrick.Jarvis@innovateuk.gov.uk.


The members are:

  • Phil Smith, Non-executive Chair
  • Hazel Moore
  • Harry Swan
  • Tera Allas
  • Tim Edwards
  • John Latham



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Meeting agenda: July 2012 (PDF, 137KB, 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 is responsible for implementing the governing board’s strategy and vision.

They lead a team of over 250 technologists, business specialists and support staff to make sure we meet our objectives.


The members are:

  • Dr Ruth McKernan CBE, Chief Executive
  • Kevin Baughan, Chief Development Officer
  • Anne Dixon, Chief Operating Officer
  • Simon Edmonds, Director - Manufacturing & Materials
  • Paul Mason, Interim Director - Emerging & Enabling Technologies
  • Ian Meikle, Interim Director - Infrastructure Systems
  • Lynne Patmore, Interim Chief Financial Officer
  • Nigel Townley, Director - IT & Business Change
  • Linda Wallace, Chief Communications Officer

Annual Reports and Accounts

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

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