Iain Foulkes

Board member

Iain Foulkes is Executive Director, Research & Innovation at Cancer Research UK and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cancer Research Technology.

Iain was appointed to Cancer Research UK’s Executive Board in August 2009 and is responsible for the charity’s research strategy and its implementation. In this role, he oversees a portfolio of research across discovery science, translational research, clinical and population research. 

As CEO of Cancer Research Technology, Iain is responsible for ensuring the charity’s research is developed and commercialised, often in partnership with biotech and pharmaceutical companies, to ensure the outputs of research reach patients as rapidly and effectively as possible.  

Iain is a member of the Board of Governors at the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute and a trustee of the Institute of Cancer Research. He began his career as a research scientist, completing his PhD at the Beatson Institute, before becoming a science writer and medical journalist.