27. August 2010 16:29
Sir John Savill has been appointed chief executive and deputy chair of the Medical Research Council (MRC).
He succeeds Sir Leszek Borysiewicz and will hold the position for the next three years.
Commenting on his appointment, Sir John spoke about joining the MRC at an exciting time. “I am thrilled at a time when there are such bright prospects for the UK to play a leading role in the international effort to beat disease through interdisciplinary discovery science,” he said.
“To ensure rapid translation into health and wealth gains, I look forward to working through the Office for Strategic Coordination of Health Research (OSCHR), with the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), the devolved administrations and the Technology Strategy Board (TSB).”
Sir John Chisholm has also been reappointed chair of the MRC for another two-year term by the Government. The pair will commence their roles on October 1st.