Sir David McMurtry, chairman and chief executive of global engineering company Renishaw, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science. The Fellowship consists of the most eminent scientists, engineers and technologists from the U.K. and the Commonwealth, all of whom are elected for life through a rigorous peer review process on the basis of excellence in science.
The formal admission ceremony will take place in London July 15. Sir David is one of 44 new Fellows and eight new Foreign Members elected this year, including scientific experts working on drug-resistant malaria, non-invasive prenatal diagnosis of genetic disorders and our understanding of the solar system. The citation for Sir David recognizes that he “is distinguished for his ability to think laterally and come up with innovative solutions to measurement problems, combined with business leadership.”