"Between them they have an excellent range of relevant experience, from marketing to business management, which will be very relevant as the UKESF develops into the future.”

Indro Mukerjee, Chair, UKESF Steering Board

Two New Trustees Join UKESF Steering Board

The UKESF is delighted to welcome two new Trustees to the Steering Board, Heather Macdonald and Rupert Baines.

Heather has been working in the Electronics industry for 20 years. She has held marketing and communications roles in both SME and corporate semiconductor companies, supported the growth of early stage start-ups in raising their profiles and building their teams, and has ‘front line’ experience of M&A activity. Heather holds a Masters in Marketing from the University of the West of England, and a BA Hons in English Literature from Queen Mary, University of London.

Rupert is a 30-year veteran of the global semiconductor industry and experienced deep-tech entrepreneur. Most recently he was CEO of UltraSoC, and has previously held senior roles in both start-ups and prominent trans-national companies in the UK, USA and Europe. Rupert has a BSc and Diploma in Electronic Engineering from Hull University, an MBA from IESE, is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the IET.

Indro Mukerjee, Chair of the UKESF Steering Board, said, “The UKESF has always benefitted from dedicated Trustee Board members who’ve shared the advantage of their deep and varied experience to support the Foundation. We’re now delighted to welcome Heather Macdonald and Rupert Baines as two new Trustees. Between them they have an excellent range of relevant experience, from marketing to business management, which will be very relevant as the UKESF develops into the future.”