Chief Executive, Innovate UK
Ruth McKernan joined Innovate UK as Chief Executive in May 2015. Ruth has 25 years of research and commercial experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including heading up research units in the UK and the US. She is a member of the Science, Industry and Translation Committee of the Royal Society, a member of Cancer Research UK and previously a Council Member for the Medical Research Council. Ruth has held previous roles as Senior Vice President, Pfizer and Head of the Merck Neuroscience Research Centre.