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Rt Hon the Lord Drayson of Kensington PC PhD FREng
Paul Drayson trained as an engineer before studying for a PhD in robotics and his career as a science entrepreneur. As CEO he led PowderJect Pharmaceuticals from Oxford University spin-out to a FTSE 250 business and one of the world’s leading vaccine companies. His current business, Drayson Technologies Ltd, is an Internet of Things company.
Public policy roles have included Chairman of the BioIndustry Association, Minister for Defence Procurement and Minister for Science and Innovation.
He is an experienced racing driver and pioneer of green motorsport, holds three FIA World Land Speed Records for electric vehicles and has competed in the Le Mans 24 hours.
Paul is member of the House of Lords and has three NED roles with the University of Oxford, the Royal Navy and Airbus Group.
Rachel is CEO of Corsham Institute (Ci), a not-for-profit organisation working for a fair, inclusive, prosperous and creative society based on trust and security. A specialist in digital transformation, leadership, skills and inclusion, Rachel was previously Director of Skills and Partnerships at Doteveryone, the organisation founded by Baroness Martha Lane Fox to make the internet work for everyone. Before that, she was Chief Executive of the digital skills charity Go ON UK, which merged with Doteveryone in April 2016.
Prior to joining Go ON UK, she was Digital Leader and Head of Profession for Digital at the Department of Health, responsible for digital strategy, policy and transformation. From 2013–16, Rachel was Chair of Digital Leaders, a global initiative for senior leaders promoting effective, long-term digital transformation She is now a non-executive member of the Advisory Board under the new Chair Lord Francis Maude.
Rachel has extensive senior leadership experience in the public, private and not-for- profit sectors in the UK and internationally. She is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars, a frequent judge of digital awards and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). Rachel was voted 20th in Computer Weekly’s list of 50 Most Influential Women in IT 2016.