Government seeks successor at Innovate UK as chief exec McKernan resigns

Government seeks new Innovate UK chief executive as Ruth McKernan announces her departure from the research group

Dr Ruth McKernan. Photograph: Innovate UKThe chief executive of the government’s arm’s length tech-research group has announced she will be stepping down in spring 2018.

Dr Ruth McKernan has led Innovate UK since 2015.

The former senior vice president of Pfizer has led on the development of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and investor accelerator and innovation loans pilot programmes.

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