Not me. I’m moving on to the Ministry of Primary Industries as senior science adviser.
It’s going to be the same combination of policy for science and science for policy, with a focus on the role of innovation in the primary sector. And being part of government, rather than an independent NGO, I will be keeping my opinions more to myself than usual.
It’s been a fun (just short of) ten years at the Royal Society. I’m proud of the pieces of advice that I’ve written/helped put together/been involved with, particularly:
2020: Energy Opportunities
Emerging Issues – Ocean Acidification
Geoengineering no replacement for reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Emerging Issues – Virtual Water
Emerging Issues – GM Forages
Emerging Issues – Sea Level Rise
Ecosystem Services in Policy workshop
Emerging Issues – Ecosystem Services
Future Marine Resource Use
Evidence from ten years of research contract management
The Sustainable Carrying Capacity of New Zealand
But been there, done that, and now the future’s going to be different.