The European Spallation Source Appoints John Womersley Director General

The European Spallation Source ERIC Council has named John Womersley, CEO of the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), the next Director General. He joins the ESS project taking over form current DG, Jim Yeck.

Womersley has a great experience as a scientist a leader of large research infrastructures organizations in Europe and US. He’s also a leading figure in European science policy as the current chair of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) for prioritizing strategic investment in research infrastructure in Europe. The change in leadership comes at an important time for ESS as the project is more than one-fifth complete.