Professor Sir Mark Walport has taken over as the UK government’s Chief Scientific Adviser. He’s been Director of the Wellcome Trust for ten years already.
The Wellcome Trust is one of the largest funders of science in the world. So yes, Sir Mark knows what he’s talking about.
When I see news about what Sir Mark does in his new role, I’ll let you know. For now we can see his words of greeting. We can see what was written when his appointment was announced a year ago. For example, Pallab Ghosh at the BBC said that Sir Mark is tough, earthy, forthright and a great communicator.