Adrian Belton has been named as the new Chair of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) Board as at 1st August 2019.
Adrian was Chief Executive of the Government’s Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) from 2009 -2014, having established it from a four way merger including the Central Science Laboratory (where he was Chief Executive from 2008) and the UK Government Decontamination Service.
As Chief Executive of the Construction Industry Training Board from 2014 - 2016 he stepped down from full time Executive work to pursue a non-Executive career. He has been Chair of Stockport NHS Foundation Trust since 2017 and is currently also a lay member of the Council of the University of Sheffield where he sits on the Audit Committee and chairs the Estates Committee. He previously chaired the Board of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment from 2008 to 2013.