The role of the committee is to provide strategic direction for external affairs activities on behalf of the Trustee Board. It oversees all aspects of the Academy’s communications, public affairs and engagement activities and events programme, ensuring they are delivered in line with Royal Charter and business plan commitments.


  • Professor Mark Miodownik MBE FREng

Members (Fellows)

  • Professor Claire Adjiman FREng
  • Professor Mischa Dohler FREng
  • Professor Dame Pratibha Gai DBE FREng FRS
  • Professor David Howard FREng
  • Peter Lomas FREng

Ex officio Members

  • Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng (Editor-in-Chief of Ingenia)
  • Professor Anthony Finkelstein CBE FREng (Chair of Ingenious panel) 

Members (Non-Fellows)

  • Rosa Wilkinson 
  • Greg Foot 
  • Clive Cookson

Committee secretariat

  • Jane Sutton