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John Kingman

John Kingman

Sir John Kingman KCB FRS

Honorary Fellow

Elected: 2021


Since 2016, Sir John Kingman has been the first Chair of UK Research and Innovation, which oversees Government science and innovation funding of c£8bn a year.   He is also Group Chairman of Legal and General plc, the UK’s largest institutional investor.

John was previously Second Permanent Secretary to HM Treasury, where he was for many years closely involved in policy on R&D and science funding, working on five spending reviews which prioritised science and in 2004 personally leading the then Government's 10 year framework for science and innovation funding.

John is Deputy Chair of the National Gallery, a Trustee of the Royal Opera House and a World Fellow of Yale University. He has also been a member of the Prime Minister's Council for Science & Technology.

Professional positions

Deputy Chair, The National Gallery
Chair, UK Research and Innovation
World Fellow, Yale University
Chairman, Tesco Bank, Tesco Plc
Trustee, Royal Opera House
Group Chairman, Legal & General Group PLC

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