POST Board

The POST Board oversees POST's objectives, outputs and future work programme. It meets several times a year.

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.


Chair: Adam Afriyie MP

Vice-Chair: Professor the Lord Winston

Director: Professor David Cope

Secretary: Ms Elizabeth Flood

House of Lords 

Lord Krebs

Lord Oxburgh, KBE, PhD, FRS  

Lord Haskel 

House of Commons

Dr Therese Coffey MP

Mr Michael Connarty MP

Dr Julian Huppert MP

Dr Philip Lee MP

Mr Andrew Miller MP

Mr David Mowat MP

Mrs Sarah Newton MP

Miss Chinyelu Onwurah MP

Non-parliamentary Board Members

Professor Frances R. Balkwill

Sir David Davies, CBE, FREng, FRS

Professor Jim Norton, FIEE, FRSA

Professor Ekhard K.H. Salje, FRS

Ex-officio Board Members 

Mr John Pullinger, for the Department of Information Services

Christine Salmon, Clerk of Select Committees, House of Lords

Mr Christopher Barclay, for the Librarian, House of Commons