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Baroness Brown is an engineer, with a career spanning senior engineering and leadership roles in industry and academia.
Her interests include climate change adaptation and mitigation and the low carbon economy. In this area she currently serves as: Vice Chair of the Committee on Climate Change and Chair of the Adaptation Sub-Committee; non-executive director of the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult; member of the WEF Global Agenda Council on Decarbonising Energy. She was non-executive director of the Green Investment Bank, she led the King Review on decarbonising transport (2008), and she is the UK’s Low Carbon Business Ambassador.
Julia is also passionate about ensuring every young person in the UK has an outstanding science education. She chairs STEM Learning, a not for profit company committed to supporting science teachers and getting industry and business engaged with STEM in schools.
She is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and of the Royal Society, and was awarded DBE for services to higher education and technology. She is a crossbench Peer and a member of the House of Lords European Union Select Committee.