Jez Weston


Jez has a Ph.D. in Engineering from Cambridge University, a BEng in Materials Science, and a GradDipComm in Economics. Jez has 15 years’ experience in policy and climate advice with the Royal Society, the Ministry for Primary Industries, and the Ministry for Business, Innovation & Employment, including translating climate science into mitigation and adaptation policy advice. Jez has 5 years of research investment and commercialisation experience as manager of both the Commercialisation Partner Network and the PreSeed Accelerator Fund as well as designing and supporting MBIE’s COVID-19 Innovation Acceleration Fund, a rapid turn-around $25 million fund.

Jez is a member of the Return on Science Physical Science Investment Committee for the past four years, reviewing 30-40 applications each year.