Chief Executive, The Foundation for Science and Technology
Dr Dougal Goodman OBE FREng, is Chief Executive of The Foundation for Science and Technology, a charity which works between both Houses of Parliament, Whitehall, business and the research community to facilitate debate about policy issues that have a science, engineering, technology or medical element (www.foundation.org.uk).
He does consulting work, with the agreement of the Trustees of the Foundation, on strategy and risk for the marine insurance market. In recent years this has been for the International Group of the P&I Clubs who provide reinsurance for third party liability for 90% of the global commercial shipping fleet (www.igpandi.org). He was non-executive Chairman of the Lighthill Risk Network, a consortium of insurance companies working to bridge the gap between the insurance market and the research community.
He is a former Deputy Director of the British Antarctic Survey and a general manager for BP where he worked in the Chief Executive’s strategy team, was head of safety for the company, worked on risk management in the Company Secretary’s department, as operations manager for the Magnus oil field and as an offshore production manager, and in research management.
He has served on a wide range of committees including the Royal Society/Royal Academy of Engineering Advisory Committee on shale gas, the Advisory Board of the Financial Services Knowledge Transfer Network and the Public Affairs Committee of The Royal Academy of Engineering. He is a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Physics, the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. He is a visiting professor at University College London and the University of Cranfield. He was awarded the OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in 2012 and has the Polar Medal for leading expeditions to the Antarctic and the Arctic.