Life Science Centre is now open on weekends only between 10:00am - 5:00pm. Tickets for timed slots can be purchased online in advance of your visit. Some slots on the afternoon will be kept free for walk-ups - but booking is advised to avoid disappointment.
Our safety measures remain in place. This includes the Life team and visitors being asked to wear a face covering unless exempt.
Trustees and Senior Management
The International Centre for Life is governed by a Board of Trustees who contribute their time and expertise to help ensure that Life fulfils its mission.
Trustees and Chair of the Board
Fiona Cruickshank OBE, Chair of the BoardAngel investor and founder of pharmaceutical manufacturing businesses
Professor Joris VeltmanDean of Biosciences Institute at Newcastle University
Professor Jane RobinsonPro-Vice-Chancellor - Engagement and Place at Newcastle University
“Life creatively combines world-leading science with education in a way that is fun and relevant for people of all ages and background. It shows what we can achieve when we work together.”
Lucy Winskell OBE DLPro-Vice-Chancellor (Employability and Partnerships) at Northumbria University and chair of the north east local enterprise partnership
Professor Roy Sandbach OBEPresident of the Royal Society of Chemistry Industry Council
Councillor Irim AliLegal assistant, elected councillor for the Wingrove Ward in Newcastle and Cabinet Minister for Community Services and Public Engagement
Liz MayesChief Executive of The Common Room of the Great North
Louise Hunter MBEDirector of Corporate Affairs at Northumbrian Water
Mark RyanHead of Product at Shopify
John DownesNorth East Area Director and Head of Youth at StreetGames
Tracey StonehouseDirector of Finance, Procurement and Compliance at CPI
Alastair Balls CB DLHonorary President
Prior to this, Alastair was Chief Executive of the Tyne and Wear Development Corporation following a career in Whitehall, where, among his many appointments, he served as Senior Economic Advisor to HM Treasury and Undersecretary at the UK’s Department of Environment.