The Supreme Leader of STFC Departs…

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In case you haven’t heard yet, news has just broken that Professor John Womersley (above), currently Chief Executive of the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC), has been appointed Director-General of the new European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden, and will therefore be stepping down from his post as Chief Executive of STFC in the autumn.

John has been Supreme Leader at STFC for five years now and, in my opinion, has done an excellent job in circumstances that have not always been easy. He will be a hard act to follow. I know he’s an occasional reader of this blog, so let me take this opportunity to wish him well in his new role.

Now, perhaps I should open a book on the likely contenders for the post of next Chief Executive of STFC?

 

5 Responses to “The Supreme Leader of STFC Departs…”

  1. Anton Garrett Says:

    To me spallation was what goes wrong with the thrust bearings on the Queen Mary II, and I had to google to find its meaning in nuclear physics.

  2. “Now, perhaps I should open a book on the likely contenders for the post of next Chief Executive of STFC?”

    You recently noted that it was not clear what would follow your stint as Head of School. My money is on you!

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