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Development Board

The Development Board assists the Director in raising funds to support the Institute's research activities and in engaging with firms, foundations and individuals who are interested in cutting-edge mathematical sciences research. Its members are leading mathematical scientists and business people with a deep and abiding interest in the aims of the Institute.

The current members of the Development Board are:

Mr John Barker

John Barker

John Barker is the Non-Executive Chairman at Augmentum Consulting and the Founder and Executive Chairman of Mid-Market Capital Limited.

Mr Howard Covington (Chair)

Howard Covington

Howard Covington is a businessman and philanthropist. He was formerly an investment banker and a founding shareholder and director of New Star Asset Management. He became the first non-academic chairman of the Isaac Newton Institute's Management Committee and is an Honorary Fellow. Howard is a Trustee of the Science Museum and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics.

Professor Peter Goddard CBE FRS

Peter Goddard

Peter Goddard is Professor in the School of Natural Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. Before this he served as Director at the Institute for Advanced Study, Master of St. John's College and Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge, UK, where he played a leading role in establishing the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences and the University of Cambridge Centre for Mathematical Sciences.

Mr David Harding

David Harding

David Harding is a British businessman, founder and president of Winton Capital Management. He had previously co-founded Man AHL (formerly Adam, Harding & Lueck). His philanthropic works include the establishment of a chair at the University of Cambridge and a centre at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, both dedicated to the study of risk, and the foundation of a research programme into the physics of sustainability at the University of Cambridge's Cavendish Laboratory.

Mr David Jacob

David Jacob

David Jacob is Chief Executive of Rogge Capital Partners. He was formerly Vice Chairman of Henderson Global Investors. Prior to joining Henderson David worked at UBS Global Asset Management where he was Head of Fixed Income for Europe and the UK. Prior to UBS, he spent five years at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, culminating in his appointment as Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income EMEA.

Mr Graham Keniston-Cooper

Graham Keniston-Cooper

Graham Keniston-Cooper is a private investor and a non-executive director of a number of companies. He has had a long and distinguished career in private equity, including significant investment, CEO and board experience including General Partner at Cinven, CEO of Lazard Private Equity Partners and Head of Morgan Stanley Private Equity in Europe. Prior to his career in private equity Graham worked as head of business development at Kingfisher and senior consultant at The Boston Consulting Group.

Dr Mike Lynch OBE FRS FREng

Mike Lynch

Mike Lynch is an entrepreneur and founder of Invoke Capital, a billion dollar fund that invests in up and coming British technology companies. He was formerly co-founder and CEO of Autonomy, the UK's largest software company. Mike has also founded or advised a number of companies ranging from Neurodynamics to Blinkx and has advised venture capital and private equity groups such as Apax Partners and the Carlyle Group.

Lord Rees of Ludlow OM FRS

Lord Rees of Ludlow

Martin Rees has been Astronomer Royal since 1995 and was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge from 2004 to 2012 and President of the Royal Society between 2005 and 2010. He has served on the Isaac Newton Institute Management Committee and is an Honorary Fellow.

Professor Bernard Silverman FRS

Bernard Silverman

Bernard Silverman is a Home Office Chief Scientific Adviser and provides independent scientific advice to the Home Secretary and other Home Office ministers and policy officials on the whole range of topics relevant to Home Office business. He has held senior academic posts at Bath, Bristol and Oxford, and has spent a substantial amount of time as a visitor at Stanford and various other universities in the USA and worldwide.

Mr Lawrence Staden

Lawrence Staden

Lawrence Staden is an entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. He was formerly founder and Managing Director of GLC Limited, a multi-strategy hedge fund.

Professor I. David Abrahams

John Toland

David Abrahams is the Director of the Isaac Newton Institute and NM Rothschild & Sons Professor of Mathematical Sciences. He currently holds the Beyer Chair of Applied Mathematics at the University of Manchester and has served on over thirty national and international working parties, panels and committees over the last decade.  In particular, he was President of the Institute of Mathematics and its Application in 2008-9 and Chair of EPSRC’s Mathematical Sciences Strategic Advisory Team (2014-15). In 2017 he was awarded the David Crighton Medal by the Councils of the IMA and the LMS "for his outstanding service to both mathematics and the mathematical community".

Ms Jane Tozer

Jane Tozer

Jane Tozer is Non-Executive Director at StatPro plc. Her career started with IBM, after which she was CEO of an innovative software house taking it from start-up to trade sale. Jane has since held a portfolio of non-executive directorships with large and small companies, ranging from the John Lewis Partnership to technology start-ups. She has also held non-executive roles in the Department for Work & Pensions and the Ministry of Justice, and has acted as advisor to various public sector bodies and investment banks.

Sir David Wallace CBE FRS

David Wallace

David Wallace is Master of Churchill College and Chair of CSaP Executive Committee. He served as Isaac Newton Institute Director from 2006-2011. He has held a number of honorary positions, including Treasurer and Vice-President of the Royal Society, and President of the Institute of Physics. He has served as a member of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council, as an Expert to the European Commission, and as Chair of the UK e-Science Steering Committee and the Council for the Mathematical Sciences.

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