The Executive team provides project management support, assists with drafting and researching the Council’s publications. Staff organise workshops, meetings, events, and represent the Council at professional and public meetings. The team also manage the financial, administrative, and external relations functions of the Council. Senior staff brief the Council on the progress of its work programme and provide advice on future topics.
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Hugh oversees all areas of the Council’s work and contributes to its long-term strategy. Before taking the role of Director in 2007, he held senior positions at the Department of Health, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, and the European Commission.
Katharine is part of the senior management team, organises Working Parties and other activities, and represents the Council to the public and professional bodies. Before joining the Council in 2007, she worked on health law and ethics in the NHS, the Department of Health and the House of Commons.
Dr Peter Mills
Pete is part of the senior management team, organises Working Parties and other activities, and represents the Council to the public and professional bodies. Before joining the Council in 2011, he worked on scientific development and bioethics at the Department of Health, where he led the Human Genetics Commission secretariat, and on assisted reproduction and embryo research policy for the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. Pete is on twitter as @.
Catherine is part of the senior management team and is responsible for running Council projects and inquiries. Catherine joined the Council in 2005 as its Communications Manager and prior to this was Science Policy Advisor at the Institute of Biology. Catherine is on twitter as @CathJoynson
Sarah leads our external affairs activities with the aim of raising awareness and promoting discussion of our work. Sarah joined the Council in 2008, prior to that she worked in development at the Royal Institution of Great Britain and completed a Masters Degree in Science, Culture and Communication.
PA to the Director and Executive Administrator
Carol supports the Director in planning the Council’s work programme and is responsible for the administration of the Council’s day-to-day operations. Prior to joining the Council in 2005, she held roles in bioethics at the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and the Department of Health.
Senior Research Officer
Kate undertakes research to support the Council’s work and contributes to the drafting of reports. She also monitors developments in areas of interest to the Council. Prior to joining the Council, Kate completed an MA in Medical Ethics and Law at King’s College London.
Sophia works on communications activities at the Council. Previously, she worked in communications roles at the Institute of Food Science and Technology and the British Pharmacological Society. She completed a BSc in Biology and a MA in Science Communications.
Ranveig Svenning Berg
Ranveig undertakes research to support the Council’s work and monitors developments in areas of interest to the Council. Prior to this she was the Communications Officer at the Council, and before that managed communications at the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) and completed a BA in Development Studies and International Relations at London Metropolitan University.
Dr Anna Wilkinson
Anna undertakes research to support the Council’s work and contributes to the drafting of reports. Before joining the Council Anna worked on medical ethics at the General Medical Council and prior to that has worked in research and policy roles in the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the think tank Demos.
Busayo Oladapo (currently on maternity leave)
Busayo joined the Council in 2016. She supports the administration of the Council’s day-to-day operations. Prior to this, she worked at the Great Ormond Street Hospital and has also completed a BSc in Business Management.