Appointments Board

Roles and responsibilities

The UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Appointments Board operates under delegated authority from the UKRI-BBSRC Executive Chair and is responsible for making decisions on appointments to BBSRC’s Strategy Advisory Panels, Pool of Experts, committees and panels, based on recommendations from the BBSRC office.

In undertaking this activity, the Board is responsible for ensuring that:

  • good practice in equality, inclusion and diversity is embedded and promoted in all its activities
  • there is an open and transparent selection process for the appointment of members
    appointments are made on the basis of quality and suitability to carry out the required activities, against defined criteria
  • the panel or committee collectively provides appropriate and balanced expertise, skills and knowledge to deliver its responsibilities, and is representative of the needs and interests of the relevant stakeholder and user communities.


  • Professor Stefan Przyborski (Interim Chair), Durham University
    Term ends: 31 March 2023
  • Professor David Jones, University College London
    Term ends: 30 April 2024
  • Dr Kevin Wright, Procter & Gamble
    Term ends: 31 December 2022
  • Professor Marian Dawkins, University of Oxford
    Term ends: 30 April 2024
  • Professor Paula Booth, King’s College
    Term ends: 31 December 2023

Meeting dates


  • 9 March (strategic meeting)


  • 27 April (strategic meeting)
  • 1 November (appointments meeting)


  • 9 March (strategic meeting)
  • 20 November (appointments meeting)


Appointments Board Secretariat


Last updated: 25 April 2022

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