Chair, UK National Commission for UNESCO
Dr. Beth Taylor was elected as Chair of the UK National Commission for UNESCO in 2016, having served for five years as a non-executive Director of the Commission with responsibility for the Natural Sciences. Beth has a PhD in earth sciences. Her career has focused on energy and science policy, with roles in the UK Department of Energy, the British National Oil Corporation, Los Alamos National Laboratory, the UK Atomic Energy Authority and the Institute of Physics. During 2015, she led the UK’s contribution to the UN-designated International Year of Light.