Baroness Brown of Cambridge

08 October 2020

Baroness Brown is an engineer. An academic career at Cambridge University led to senior business and engineering roles at Rolls-Royce plc. Returning to academia as Principal of Engineering at Imperial College, she became Vice-Chancellor of Aston University from 2006 – 2016.

Her current interests include climate change adaptation and mitigation and the low carbon economy. She serves as: Vice Chair of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), where she leads on transport issues, and Chair of the Adaptation Sub-Committee of the CCC; Chair of the Carbon Trust; non-executive director of the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult; Council member of Inn

ovate UK.  She led the King Review for the Treasury on decarbonising transport (2008), is the UK’s Low Carbon Business Ambassador and the Sector Champion for the Offshore Wind Sector Deal as part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy.

She is passionate about education and engineering: she was a member of the Browne Review on university funding and Lord Stern’s review of the Research Excellence Framework. She now chairs STEM Learning Ltd., the leading provider of science teacher continuing professional development, and the Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials.

She is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and of the Royal Society, and was awarded DBE for services to higher education and technology.  In 2015 she was elevated to the Peerage as The Baroness Brown of Cambridge.  She sits as a crossbench Peer, and is a member of the House of Lords European Union Select Committee.