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Tom Grinyer, IOP Group Chief Executive Officer

Meet our Group CEO and find out how he’s driving change.


Tom Grinyer, IOP Group chief executive in a suit and tie

Tom joined Institute of Physics (IOP) in June 2022 as Group Chief Executive Officer. The IOP is the sixth membership organisation he has worked for in the past 25 years and the third as chief executive.

Tom joined the IOP from the British Medical Association (BMA), where he was Group Chief Executive; during that time he led the organisation through the Covid-19 pandemic and restructured the BMA with a particular emphasis on membership engagement and experience.

Like the BMA, which owns the substantial specialist publishing business BMJ Publishing, the IOP includes IOP Publishing, which publishes more than 100 scientific titles. Tom sits on the Board.

Prior to moving to the BMA, Tom led the Royal College of Anaesthetists, which grew substantially under his leadership, and before this was Executive Director of Strategy, Communications and Policy at the Royal College of Physicians, England’s oldest medical royal college, where he was also interim Chief Executive and introduced the organisation’s first ever strategy in its 500-year history.

Member engagement and growth in membership have been constant themes throughout Tom’s career. He leads the IOP as it emerges from Covid-19, continues to tackle climate change, seeks to cement science and physics in the post-Brexit landscape, and faces up to the equality, diversity and inclusion challenges in the science sector.

Declarations of interest: Trustee of the BMA Foundation (unremunerated) and adviser to the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (unremunerated).