Roderick Rhys Jones is an engineer, entrepreneur, marketing professional, writer and charity director. He has been closely involved for many years in the transfer of technology from research. After graduating from Imperial College in engineering he joined the British Antarctic Survey to make the first maps of remote mountains from the Antarctic Base of Halley Bay. He traveled through South and North America working as a journalist and teacher before crossing the Pacific in a small yacht. On returning to London he worked as a business journalist and magazine editor before founding a marketing consultancy to serve the engineering and construction community internationally. In 2002 he set up a new department for fundraising and alumni relations at Imperial College. He reinvigorated Friends of Imperial College founding a charity to provide science lectures for the public and is now Chair Emeritus. He served on the Court of Imperial College for a number of years and was awarded the Imperial College Gold Medal for services to the College. He is Chair of the British Antarctic Monument Trust, a charity he set up to commemorate those men and women who lost their lives in British Antarctic Territory in the pursuit of science. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.