ESRC Council

The role of the ESRC Council is to decide on all issues of major importance, principally issues of corporate strategy, key strategic objectives and targets. Responsibility for delivering key strategy is delegated to the Chief Executive, Professor Paul Boyle.

The Council Chair, Dr Alan Gillespie, and Council members share collective responsibility for the ESRC's performance. Members are required to observe the highest standards of impartiality, integrity and objectivity in relation to the use of public funds and management of the organisation.

The ESRC Council meets four times a year. The meetings are also attended by a representative of the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Council membership

The ESRC Council consists of the Chair, Chief Executive and twelve other members. Membership is reviewed annually. Appointments are advertised nationally and members are ultimately appointed by the Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills.

Current ESRC Council members:

Forthcoming meetings

  • 23 May 2014
  • 5 September 2014
  • 28 November 2014
  • 13 February 2015
  • 24 April 2015
  • 10 July 2015
  • 16 October 2015

Notes from previous meetings

Contact

For more information on the ESRC Council please contact: