Professor Sir William Wakeham, Chair
A fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Institution of Engineering and Technology, as well as the Institute of Physics, eminent academic Professor Sir William Wakeham has been the chair of the Exeter Science Park since 2009 and of the Company since 2015.
Sir William retired as Vice Chancellor of University of Southampton in 2009 after an eight-year tenure, prior to which, he was Pro-Rector (Research) and both Deputy Rector and Pro-Rector at Imperial College London. In a distinguished career, Sir William holds several international awards for his research, having published seven books and around 400 peer-reviewed papers in the field of transport processes and thermodynamics.
In 2018, Sir William was awarded one of the highest accolades from the Royal Academy of Engineering – the President’s Medal – in recognition of his work in promoting excellence in engineering.