David Lynn - Vice Chair

Independent Adviser

Specialism: Medical

Term of membership: July 2012 - July 2020

David is an independent adviser to the charity and research sectors.  Until November 2014 David was an Executive Director at the Wellcome Trust, with responsibility for strategic planning, policy and evaluation. 

David's career has been in science policy and strategy. He has worked alongside the UK's Chief Scientific Adviser in the Cabinet Office. His time at the UK Department of Trade and Industry involved him working closely with the European Space Agency and European Commission on earth observation policy; and he has worked in a number of roles for the Natural Environment Research Council.

David is Vice-Chairman of the BBC's independent Appeals Advisory Committee.  Over the last few years he has been a member of the Governing Body and Executive Committee of the Public Health Foundation of India; a Trustee of the UK Association of Medical Research Charities; and a founder member of the European Foundation Centre's Research Forum.