Jack Boyer - Chair

Appointed Chairman in 2016. Jack holds corporate appointments as the Chairman of Seeing Machines plc and as a non-executive director of TT Electronics plc where he is a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nominations committees. He was previously a non-executive director at FTSE 250 companies Mitie plc and Laird plc where he also chaired the Remuneration committees. His earlier career experience was as a successful entrepreneur and CEO in engineering and biosciences.

In education and academia, Jack Chairs the Board of the University of Bristol and is a non-executive director of the Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials. He was until recently a Council Member of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and co-chaired the Advanced Materials Leadership Council at the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Jack was previously the Deputy Chairman of the Godolphin and Latymer School and a Trustee on the Board of the University of Southampton. He was a member of the Main Panel for engineering and physical sciences for HEFCE’s 2014 REF evaluation and continues to serve on a number of Government funding panels in education.

He holds degrees from Stanford University (BA Hons), the London School of Economics (M.Sc.) and Insead (MBA).

Jack was awarded an OBE in 2015 for services to Science and Engineering.