Published: 2 February 2017

Responding to the announcement of the appointment of Sir Mark Walport as CEO of the new UKRI, Aisling Burnand MBE, Chief Executive of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) said:

"We welcome the announcement of Prof Sir Mark Walport as the first Chief Executive of UKRI. His knowledge and understanding of research especially in the charity sector will be important to ensuring charitable medical research continues to deliver both for UK patients and science. We look forward to collaborating with him."