Brian Robert Bowsher OBE FRSC FInstP (born 12 July 1957) is a British chemist, and was the Chief Executive of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) between November 2016 and March 2018. He is also a non-executive member of the board for the Defence Science and Technology Board (Dstl).
He was born in Birmingham. He attended Handsworth Grammar School then Fosters Grammar School (now Foster's School) in Dorset. From the University of Southampton he obtained a BSc degree in Chemistry in 1978 and then received a PhD degree in 1981.
He married Sally Smith in 1987 and they have one son. He lives in Wareham, Dorset.
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| Chief Executive of STFC
November 2016 -
|| Managing Director of the National Physical Laboratory
2009 - 2015