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Executive team

The Executive team leads the organisation and the staff team in the delivery of the strategy and programmes, and reports on performance to the Council. They advise and support the Council in the development of the organisation’s strategy and their governance responsibilities. 


Paul Hardaker

Paul Hardaker, IOP Chief Executive Officer

Paul, FInstP FRMetS CMet, is also a board member of Sense about Science, a charity that campaigns for better reporting of science in the media, and is visiting professor at the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University of Reading.

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Rachel Youngman

Rachel Youngman, IOP Deputy Chief Executive

As well as being IOP’s Deputy Chief Executive, Rachel is also the executive lead for our international programme, the IOP’s new UK and Ireland influencing campaign which seeks to increase the diversity of young people continuing post-16 physics education and the progression and recognition frameworks IOP provide as a professional body.

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Tony McBride

Tony McBride, IOP Director of Policy and Public Affairs

Tony joined IOP in January 2020 and leads IOP's policy work, the IOP's work in Ireland, Scotland and Wales and is executive lead for IOP's Productivity Programme.

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Phil Evans

Phil Evans, IOP Director of Physics Programmes

Phil oversees the education, science and innovation, and project office functions.

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