Lord David Willetts

Chair, Innovate Cambridge

The Rt Hon. Lord Willetts FRS is the President of the Resolution Foundation. He served as the Member of Parliament for Havant (1992-2015), as Minister for Universities and Science (2010-2014) and previously worked at HM Treasury and the No. 10 Policy Unit.

Lord Willetts is a visiting Professor at King’s College London and an Honorary Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford. He was Chair of the British Science Association He serves on the Board of UKRI and is Chair of the UK Space Agency. He co-chairs SynBioVen. He has written widely on economic and social policy. His book ‘A University Education’ was published by OUP in 2017 and a second edition of ‘The Pinch’ on intergenerational equity, was published in 2019. He is also a Trustee of the Booker Foundation.