New president for Institute of Measurement and Control

10 January 2012

Lord Ernest Ronald Oxburgh, fellow of The Royal Society and former chairman of the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee, has been appointed as president of the Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC) the professional body for the UK automation industry.

The former chief scientific adviser to the Ministry of Defence and chairman of Shell, Lord Oxburgh, is one of the UK’s most influential scientists. One of his mains aims during his InstMC opresidency will be to promote the importance of measurement in monitoring environmental phenomena and assessimng the impact of climate change.

Lord Oxburgh is currently an adviser to the Government of Singapore on energy, environment, water, science policy and higher education and also to the Deutsche Bank and McKinsey and Co. He is also honorary president of Carbon Capture and Storage Association, chairman of 2OC and an adviser to Climate Change Capital.

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