Professor Andrew Harrison was appointed CEO of Diamond Light Source in 2013. He was previously Director General of the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble, France, where he worked since 2006. Professor of Solid State Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh and founding director of their Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions, Professor Harrison brings a wealth of experience of scientific leadership to the organisation
Professor Laurent Chapon joined Diamond Light Source as Director of Physical Sciences in 2016 from the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble, France, where he held the position of Senior Fellow and Diffraction Group Leader for over five years. He is an expert in materials science as well as X-ray and neutron diffraction techniques, with principal interests in magnetic properties of transmission metal oxides, frustrated oxides, and multiferroics.
Professor David Stuart FRS is MRC Professor of Structural Biology at the University of Oxford, and Head of the Division of Structural Biology at the Department of Clinical Medicine. He was appointed Director of Life Sciences at Diamond Light Source in 2008. His principal research interests include the structure of viruses and viral proteins as well as cellular proteins, especially those that interact with viruses.
Professor Richard Walker joined Diamond Light Source as Technical Director in January 2002. He was a key member of the Daresbury Laboratory SRS team for over 12 years before joining Sincrotrone Trieste in Italy where as Director of the Light Sources Division he was responsible for the development of ELETTRA. Professor Walker is visiting Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford.
Andrea Ward joined Diamond Light Source as Director of Finance and Corporate Services in 2019, with 15 years experience as a Senior Finance professional. During a 12-year tenure at Vertex Pharmaceuticals, she worked with the Board to lead finance and procurement functions in Europe, later moving to Canada with the business to assist with acquisition and commercialisation opportunities. Andrea has also worked at ResMed and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming corporation.
Board of Directors
Prof Sir Adrian Smith
|Prof Andrew Harrison
|CEO of Diamond Light Source|
|Director of Finance and Corporate Services, Diamond Light Source|
|Marshall Davies||Non-Executive Director|
|Prof Michael Fitzpatrick
|Prof Mark Thomson||Non-executive Director|
|Prof Keith S. Wilson
Company Secretary: Christopher Green
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