Steve Visscher CBE


Steve joined the Board of the Medical Research Foundation in 2012 having been nominated to this position by the MRC.

Steve has been Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer for the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) since November 2008. He joined BBSRC on its formation in 1994 from the Agricultural and Food Research Council initially serving as Director of Finance. Currently he is actively involved in Food Security research coordination and strategy, including developing international partnerships, multi-national research initiatives and closer collaboration between funding bodies and research agencies.

He is a member of the Food Research Partnership, Chairs the Food Research Partnership international subgroup and the G20 Wheat Initiative Institutions’ Committee.

He is also Director of research campus companies in Cambridge and Norwich and a member of the Technology Strategy Board ‘Catapult’ Committee overseeing the establishment of technology and innovation centres.

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