AIRTO – the Association of Innovation, Research and Technology Organisations – represents the UK’s Innovation, Research & Innovation (IRT) sector. With a combined turnover estimated at ~ £7Bn, the IRT sector employs over 57,000 scientific and technical staff and contributes more than £34Bn to UK GDP, and plays a critical role in delivering the UK’s Innovation Strategy by providing laboratories, test-beds and world-leading expertise.
We are looking for a new President to succeed Steve Yianni FREng, who will be retiring in 2024, to build on the strong foundations laid in recent years to champion the UK’s IRT sector. The next President of AIRTO will play a key role, working alongside our Board and Executive Team, to build influence with policy makers for UK science and innovation and to articulate the critical role of IRT sector assets in the strategies for economic growth.
If you think that you would relish working on behalf of our member organisations to ‘fly the flag’ for the critical work that they do in tackling some of society’s most pressing challenges – such as Net Zero, sustainable food production and delivering quality healthcare for an ageing population – and driving economic growth and prosperity for UK plc., then we want to hear from you.