Areas of Expertise
Science policy interface, food and environment, marine and polar science.
Professor Sir Ian Boyd was Chief Scientific Adviser at Defra when Fera Science Ltd was created as a joint venture between Defra and Capita. He began as a Non-executive Director representing the government shareholder but moved to be an independent Non-executive Director when he left government.
Professor Sir Ian Boyd is currently a professor at the University of St Andrews and Chair of the UK Research Integrity Office. He was Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government on Food and the Environment (2012-2019).
He is a marine and polar scientist and previously served as the first Director of the Scottish Oceans Institute at St Andrews. He is a director of a number of trusts and companies and is a Board member of UKRI. He is co-chair of the Environment Council for Scotland with Scotland’s First Minister.Board Service, Honours, Special Skills and Education
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