Chair, Northern Accelerator
Roy spent over 30 years in Research and Development at Procter & Gamble. He is the immediate past-President of the Royal Society of Chemistry Industry Council and Fellow of the Society. He also chairs Northern Accelerator, the research commercialisation programme across the five North East universities.
Roy was the first Director of the National Innovation Centre for Ageing at Newcastle University.
In 2017, he was honoured with an OBE for services to science, innovation & skills. Roy joined the Life board in 2012 with a passion to bring science to the public in a way that is engaging for all.
“Science is the story of our world and our Universe; Life tells us that story brilliantly, every day.”
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