POST Board

The POST Board oversees POST's objectives, outputs and future work programme. It meets quarterly.

The Board comprises:

  • 14 parliamentarians drawn from the House of Commons (10) and the House of Lords (4), roughly reflecting the balance of parties in Parliament.
  • Leading non-parliamentarians from the science and technology community.
  • Representatives of the House of Lords and the Department of Information Services of the House of Commons.


House of Lords

House of Commons 

  • TBC



  • Dr Chandrika Nath, Acting Director, Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology
  • Penny Young, Librarian & Director General, Information Services, House of Commons
  • Crispin Poyser, Principal Clerk, Committee Office, House of Commons
  • Edward Potton, Head of Science and Environment Section, House of Commons Library
  • Nicolas Besly, Clerk of Committees, House of Lords

Meet the Vice-chair

  • Lord Winston

    Professor the Lord Winston

    Lord Winston has been a member of the House of Lords since 1995. He joined the POST Board in 1998 and has been Vice-chair since 2006.