Non Executive Director
Perdita Fraser is Chair of National Numeracy and Trustee of the Campaign for Science and Engineering. Perdita is an experienced director, adviser and angel investor in innovative companies in the UK and the US. She has held board roles across the private, public, third and university sectors, with specific focus on innovation-led business, promoting UK science/research, and skills, communities and place-based investment. Roles include Non-Executive Director/trustee roles at University of Edinburgh, Oversight Panel for European Social Funds England and National Lottery Community Fund. Perdita is senior adviser on AI and business to the Vice Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh, focused on the development of industry partnerships in AI and life sciences. A former JP Morgan investment banker, she has 20 years’ experience in cleantech startups/SMEs. She also has a variety of panel/ambassador/advisory roles with the Cabinet Office, BEIS, 25×25, Women on Boards and Changing the Chemistry. Perdita was named as one of the “100 Women to Watch” on the female FTSE Board Report 2015 and is a Fellow of the RSA.