Professor Keith Layden, BSc, PhD, FRSC

Appointed by the Council until 2022.

Keith Layden


  • Croda International Plc - Board member, responsible for global research and development and President of Life Sciences

Membership of University Committees 

  • Council
  • Council Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • UEB Health and Safety Committee

Voluntary activities

  • Funds a scholarship at the University of Sheffield - The Sir Jack Layden Scholarship

Representation on other bodies 

  • Advisory Board member for Chemistry at the Universities of York and Nottingham
  • Member of Council and Trustee of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Enterprise Ambassador at Matlby Academy, Rotherham

Special interests 

  • Rotherham United
  • Classic cars

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