Professor Dame Ann Dowling became a BIS non-executive board member in February 2014.
Ann is President of the Royal Academy of Engineering and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cambridge, where she was Head of the Department of Engineering from 2009 to 2014. She ran the University Gas Turbine Partnership with Rolls-Royce from 2001 to 2014. Ann is a non-executive director of BP. She has served on a number of industry and government advisory committees and chaired the Royal Society/Royal Academy of Engineering study on nanotechnology.
She was appointed CBE by the Queen for services to mechanical engineering in 2002, and DBE for services to science in 2007.
Non-executive board member
BIS Board members provide the Department with strategic advice, support and challenge. They also attend Departmental Board meetings and meet with the Management Team.