The NERC head office provides corporate leadership and coordinates strategy, planning, performance management, reporting and external relations for the whole of NERC.
Head office teams support NERC’s funding role, develop policy and administer funding to universities and public sector research institutes. The head office also provides support services including finance, IT, people, estates and communications.
Our Executive Chair and operational directors are based in Swindon.
Interim Executive Chair
Ms Alison Robinson, Deputy Executive Chair and Director of Corporate Affairs
Dr Iain Williams, Director of Strategic Partnerships
Mr Nigel Bird, Director of Major Programmes
Professor Susan Waldron, Director of Research & Skills
Dr Hannah Collins, Associate Director, Engagement and Futures Programmes
Corrina Urquhart, Associate Director – Strategy & Insight (Corporate Affairs)
Mrs Maraki Mikroudaki, Associate Director, COP26 Stakeholder Engagement
Mrs Michaela Simpson, Head of Head Office Operations
Mr Rob Gillies, Associate Director, UKRI Sustainability
Mr Robyn Thomas, Associate Director, Discovery Science, Talent & Skills
Dr Sarah Turner, Associate Director, Strategic Programme Delivery
Dr Sarah Webb, Associate Director, International
Dr Sophie Laurie, Associate Director of Interdisciplinary Capability
Dr Jen Jennings, Associate Director, Discovery and Highlight Science, Talent and Skills
Last updated: 28 June 2023