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Daniel Alexander QC becomes the Natural History Museum's newest Trustee

The Board of Trustees at the Natural History Museum has co-opted Daniel Alexander QC of 8, New Square as a Trustee to the Board of the Natural History Museum for a period of four years, commencing 12 May 2006.

'I am delighted to be joining the Trustees of the Natural History Museum,' said Daniel Alexander. 'The Museum has been communicating excitement about the natural world and the process of scientific enquiry for over 100 years. It is at the leading edge of international research in biological and environmental sciences. Enterprise and innovation are in the Museum's bones and I am looking forward to working with its talented staff on projects that will inspire new generations.'

Daniel Alexander has practiced for more than 15 years in intellectual property, competition, EU, commercial and administrative law. He was called to the English Bar in 1988 and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2003. In 1988, he was also called to the New York Bar.

Daniel Alexander retires as a Trustee of the National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts in June 2006. Earlier this year, he was appointed to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge.

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Notes for editors

  • Winner of the 2006 Independent award for the UK's favourite museum, gallery or heritage attraction at the Museum and Heritage Awards for Excellence, the Natural History Museum is also a world-leading science research centre. Through its collections and scientific expertise, the Museum is helping to conserve the extraordinary richness and diversity of the natural world with groundbreaking projects in 68 countries.
  • Current Trustees of the Natural History Museum include: Mr Oliver Stocken (Chairman), Sir William Castell LVO, Louise Charlton, Professor Dianne Edwards CBE FRS, Professor Michael Hassell CBE FRS, Mr Ian J Henderson CBE, Professor Christopher Leaver CBE FRS, Professor Jacquie McGlade, Professor Georgina Mace OBE FRS, Professor Linda Partridge CBE FRS FRSE.
  • The posts are not remunerated. Reasonable expenses can be claimed. The appointments have been made in accordance with the OCPA Code of Practice. Appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process.
  • Daniel Alexander holds no other public appointments and has not carried out any political activity in the past five years.


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