Published: 28 September 2017

Commenting on the announcement of the UKRI Board members, Aisling Burnand MBE, chief executive of the Association of Medical Research Charities said:

"Today's announcement of the inaugural Board members of UKRI is a welcome message to charities that their participation is central to the UK's research landscape. We are delighted to see the inclusion of AMRC member Sir Harpal Kumar, CEO of Cancer Research UK on a Board which will be integral to shaping the future of research in the UK. We look forward to working with UKRI and continuing our conversation about the role charities play."