Richard Hartshorn (Chairman)
Professor of Chemistry, University of Canterbury
Richard is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Canterbury (UC). He has a track record of engagement with the school sector, notably through establishing the UC Science Outreach Programme and membership of Trust Boards that have included Science Alive! and Rutherford’s Den.
Richard has been chair of the Roadshow Trust Board since 2011, and led the strategic review that resulted in establishment of the Sir Paul Callaghan Academy and a refocussing of Roadshow acitivities around integration of PLD for teachers with practical hands-on science for young people. Richard is highly active in the International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry, as its Secretary General, and is one of only seven holders of the UC Teaching Medal.