Management Board

Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser

Professor of Plant Development and Director of the Sainsbury Laboratory

Ottoline Leyser is Professor of Plant Development and Director of the Sainsbury Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society, a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences, and a Member of the Leopoldina. She currently serves on the Prime Minister’s Council on Science and Technology, and Chairs the Royal Society’s Science Policy Advisory Group. In 2017 she was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to plant science, science in society and equality and diversity in science.