Governing Council

The John Innes Centre’s Governing Council has specific responsibilities under the BBSRC Conditions of Grant.

It is responsible for the management and administration of JIC’s income and expenditure, assets and liabilities. Ultimately, the Governing Council has responsibility for developing the long-term vision for JIC alongside the director, and oversees and reviews the management and achievements of the institute. 

Stuart Holmes (Chair) 

Current roles include Chairman at INTO University Partnerships which joint ventures with leading Universities in the UK, USA and China to develop foreign student recruitment and tuition, and Director at Jarrold & Sons Limited. Stuart was a senior partner in PwC and worked in Norwich, London and Tanzania. Stuart was formerly Chairman of the Governing Council UEA and a Director of University Campus Suffolk.


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Science and Impact Advisory Board

The John Innes Centre Governing Council approved the appointment of a Science and Impact Advisory Board.

This board advises the Director and Governing Council on all aspects of JIC’s science programme, assessing progress and identifying new opportunities and activities.

Prof Ian Graham (Chair) 

Head of the Department of Biology at the University of York. His research focusses on metabolic engineering of novel oils and other high value chemicals from plants and molecular breeding for improved traits. Ian is Chair of Biochemical Genetics in the Centre for Novel Agricultural Products at York and has formerly held posts within the University of Glasgow, The Carnegie Institute, Stanford, Oxford and Edinburgh. He gained honours in Botany and Genetics at The Queens University, Belfast.  Ian currently Chairs the Science and Impact Advisory Board at JIC.

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