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As at April 2019
Prof Andrew Harrison Prof Andrew Harrison took the helm as CEO of Diamond Light Source in January 2014. He was previously Director General of the Institut Laue- Langevin neutron source in Grenoble, France, where he had worked since 2006. With a background as an inorganic chemist and Professor of Solid State Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh, Prof Harrison brings a wealth of experience of scientific leadership to the organisation.
Prof Laurent Chapon joined Diamond as Director of Physical Sciences in 2016 from the Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble, France. Whilst there, Prof Chapon was Senior Fellow and Leader of the Diffraction Group for over five years. He is an expert in materials science as well as X-ray and neutron diffraction techniques. His principal interests include transmission metal oxides, frustrated oxides, and multiferroics.
Prof David Stuart 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 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.
Prof Richard Walker joined Diamond Light Source as Technical Director in January 2002. He was previously Director of the Light Sources Division at Sincrotrone Trieste in Italy, and prior to that he was a key member of the Daresbury Laboratory SRS team. He is a visiting Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford.
Andrea Ward joined Diamond 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.
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