Month: May 2009

Sir John Chisholm – Competing Chairs?

I read with interest George Monbiot’s article, especially where he mentioned that the MRC (Medical Research Council, UK) is run by an arms manufacturer. This set me to digging, not least because I currently happen to be working at one of the Research Councils myself…

So, as it turns out, the chairman of the UK Medical Research Council, Sir John Chisholm, is also Chairman of Qinetiq.

Sir John’s Declarations of Interest are listed here, but I leave you to draw your own conclusions as to how these two ‘callings’ marry up, especially in the current climate of moral turpitude (MPs expenses, et al). Of course, we all know it’s just about the money…