Dr Hayaatun Sillem

Chief Executive at Royal Academy of Engineering

Chief Executive, The Royal Academy of Engineering
Policy Leaders Fellow Alumna, Centre for Science and Policy

Hayaatun Sillem has worked for the Royal Academy of Engineering since 2006 and held the post of Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Director of Strategy until her appointment as CEO in 2017. She previously served as Committee Specialist and later Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Science & Technology Committee.

Hayaatun has extensive leadership experience in UK and international engineering and innovation policy and programmes. She is also a trustee of the London Transport Museum and Semta, and a trustee and judge for the St Andrew’s Prize for the Environment.

Hayaatun has a Masters in Biochemistry (MBiochem) from the University of Oxford and a PhD in signal transduction from University College London. She is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

  • 18 June 2024, 9:30am

    2024 CSaP Annual Conference

    Our Annual Conference brings together an audience of policy professionals, academic experts and business leaders for a day of talks and presentations, and to share and discuss issues and ideas on a range of topics from innovation and economic growth to climate and sustainability. Speakers from government, academia, and industry will present examples of how we are working together to address new and emerging policy challenges.

  • 30 June 2020, 11am

    Annual Conference Virtual Seminar Series: Accelerating innovation

    The final seminar in the annual conference seminar series will be on the topic of accelerating innovation with experts from the University of Cambridge.