Professor John Wood
CBE, FREng – Scientific Advisor
John Wood is the nominated chairman of the ATTRACT Project Advisory Board, a new, open, pan‑EU initiative of leading European Research Institutions including CERN, EMBL, ESRF, XFEL, ILL and ESO plus Aalto University, ESADE and EIRMA – established to accelerate the development of high‑performance detector and imaging technologies for both science and markets. He is a former Chief Executive of the Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils as Chief Executive, where he was responsible for the Rutherford‑Appleton and Daresbury Laboratories and led the initiative to form the Rainbow Seed Fund for UK Public Sector Research Institutions, in addition to shareholdings in ESRF, ILL and the Diamond Light Source. John is also the Secretary General of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, a fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, a visiting professor at Imperial, sits on the advisory board of the British Library, the board of the Joint Information Services Committee (JISC), Chairman of the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures and Chairman of the European Research Area Board in 2008, responsible for high level advice to the European Commission. Professor Wood will provide part‑time advisory services to the Investment Team.