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UK-ESS Project Board

The UK contribution to ESS is co-ordinated through a Project Board. Membership of the Project Board is:

  • Andrew Taylor STFC (Chair)
  • Mark Thomson, STFC
  • Jon Goff, Royal Holloway University of London
  • Roger Pynn, University of Indiana
  • Paolo Radaelli, University of Oxford
  • Richard Wade, Richard Wade Associates
  • Giovanni Romanelli, STFC (Secretary)

In attendance:

  • Justin Greenhalgh, STFC
  • Philippa Kingston, STFC
  • Kamini Manick, STFC
  • Robert McGreevy, STFC
  • Mauro Zambelli, ESS
  • Helen Beadman, STFC
  • Oliver Payne, BEIS
  • Alli Brown, UKAEA
  • Laura Sewell, STFC
  • Jane Warren, STFC
  • Mark Affonso, STFC

The Project Board will seek additional external advice as required.

The duties of the UK-ESS Project Board are to:

  • Monitor the overall progress of the UK-ESS Project;
  • Advise the Project Sponsor and Project Manager concerning UK contributions to the project;
  • Approve the UK contributions to a balanced budget for the construction of ESS, including the agreement of cash and in-kind contributions;
  • Monitor compliance and progress of UK contributions to the construction phase; OFFICIAL
  • Agree work package proposals (proposed by the Project Office), prior to contract finalisation with ESS;
  • Approve the cost plan and monitor UK expenditure;
  • Monitor compliance with the STFC Procurement Strategy;
  • Ensure effective communication throughout the project, including the active dissemination of progress reports and other outcomes to STFC and ESS management;
  • Ensure the engagement of STFC staff and other stakeholders (including BEIS, other Research Councils, Science Board and the wider research community, UK industry);
  • Receive and monitor reports from individual Working Package oversight committees (to ensure progress and technical development);
  • Review the project risk register, monitor risks and advise STFC as appropriate;
  • Approve all bids to the contingency (above an agreed level)
  • Sign off the ESS-UK Project on completion on behalf of STFC.

Last updated: 03 September 2020


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