SRUC Principal joins Scottish Science Advisory Council

Published Tuesday, 11th December 2018 in About SRUC news

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The Principal and Chief Executive of SRUC, Professor Wayne Powell is to join the Scottish Science Advisory Council (SSAC).

In his role with the SSAC, Prof Powell will advise the Scottish Government on science-based strategy, policy and priorities to support economic growth, tackle inequality, and raise the quality of life in Scotland.

Prof Powell said: “I am looking forward to contributing to and supporting Scottish Government in enhancing Scotland's status as a science and innovation nation. The importance of evidence based science advice to inform and guide policy has never been greater and I will harness my extensive national and global network of contacts to support Scotland's economic strategy to improve competitiveness and tackle inequality.”

The members of the SSAC are respected senior figures drawn from across the science, business and academic communities. Prof Powell will take up the post on 1 January 2019. The appointment will last three years.

The SSAC provides independent advice, through its Chair, to the Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) for Scotland, to inform policy development and delivery across all areas of the Scottish Government’s work.

 

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