Hilary Sutcliffe is the Director of MATTER and was previously the Director of the Responsible Nano Forum which she founded in 2007. Prior to that she ran Shared View a consultancy specialising in multi-stakeholder involvement & communications.
She leads MATTER’s work to inspire people to think differently about innovation.
Hilary sits on World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Nanotechnologies; the Responsible Research and Innovation Steering Group at the University of Sheffield; the Governance Sub-Group of the UK Synthetic Biology Leadership Council ; the External Advisory Board of the Institute of Innovation Research, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester and the Advisory Board of SynbioChem, the Centre for Synbio & speciality fine chemicals.
She was previously a Non-Exec Director of EIRIS (the Ethical Investment Research Service), the External Advisory Board of the University of Michigan Risk Science Centre in the USA; chaired the Advisory Board of ResAgora a research project which explored a Responsible Innovation Framework for Europe; the advisory board of the Public Dialogue on applications of Nanotechnologies; a member of Amnesty International UK Business Group and was involved in the Royal Society of Arts Inquiry into Tomorrow’s Company.
She has a MSc in Responsibility in Business Practice from the University of Bath.