Congratulations to our chairman Sir Peter Williams who has been made an Honorary Fellow of the IOP for his outstanding contribution to business in physics-based technology commercialisation and to the field of physics education, and for his considerable services to the IOP. Since 2015 he has been chairman of Kromek Group plc, where his combination of scientific knowledge and boardroom experience makes him equally comfortable talking to people in R&D and fellow directors.
He has authored important reports on science education at school and university level and has held senior posts at the Engineering and Technology Board, the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council and the National Physical Laboratory. He has also been Master of St Catherine’s College, Oxford and Chancellor of the University of Leicester, and was IOP President in 2000–02. In 2005 he received the IOP’s Glazebrook Medal and Prize for outstanding contributions to leadership in a physics context.