Head office

Head office provides corporate leadership and coordinates strategy, planning, performance management, reporting and external relations for the whole of NERC.

Teams in head office support NERC funding role, develop policy and administer funding to universities and public sector research institutes.

Head office also provides support services including finance, IT, people, estates and communications.

Our Executive Chair and operational directors are based in Swindon.


Executive Chair

Professor Duncan WinghamProfessor Sir Duncan Wingham
Executive Chair
01793 411653

Lesley Harris
PA
01793 411618


Directors

Alison RobinsonMs Alison Robinson
Director of Corporate Affairs,
Futures & Change
01793 411985

Liesl Shephard
PA
01793 411985

Dr Iain Williams Dr Iain Williams
Director of Strategic Partnerships
01793 411977

Sue Bennett
PA
01793 411977

Nigel BirdMr Nigel Bird
Director of Major Programmes
01793 411972

 

Professor Susan Waldron Professor Susan Waldron
Director of Research & Skills
01793 411548

Katja Rogers
PA
01793 411548

Victoria McMynMrs Victoria McMyn
Chief Operating Officer
07710 102944

Sandra Bailey
PA
01793 411674


Associate Directors

Dr Hannah Collins
Associate Director Strategic, Programme
07874 800458

 

 

Dr Jen Jennings
Associate Director of Strategy & Insight
01793 411730

 

 

Mrs Maraki Mikroudaki
Associate Director, COP26 Stakeholder Engagement & Programme Coordinator
07590 447269

 

 

Mrs Michaela Simpson
Head of Head Office Operations
01793 442633

 

 

Mr Rob Gillies
Associate Director, UKRI Sustainability (Interim)
07763 582880
01793 411645

 

 

Mr Robyn Thomas
Associate Director, Discovery Science, Talent & Skills
01793 413181
07584 523148

 

 

Dr Sarah Turner
Associate Director, Strategic Programme Delivery
07565 201332

 

 

Dr Sarah Webb
Associate Director, National Capability
07714 396453

 

 

Sophie Hodgson
Associate Director, National Capability
07789 398279

 

 

Dr Sophie Laurie
Associate Director of Interdisciplinary Capability
07799 341642