Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Register Registration Record

Registrant - Individual
Full name Warwick Anderson
Other names the registrant is or has been known by
Occupation Retired
Activity type Other activity (former Cabinet Minister or recent designated position holder)
Activity start date 01/07/2015
Activity end date 30/06/2021
Activity description
 I am the Secretary- General of an international research funding organisation, the International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO).
HFSPO is funded by 14 countries and the European Commission (for the EU countries). 
 The HFSPO member countries are Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland the United Kingdom, the United States of America and the European Union.
Each of these countries contributes funding each year to support the research that HFSPO funds through open peer review.
The countries agree each three years to contribute financially, with the amounts being based on GDP (except Japan which was the initiator and is the largest contributor).
I interact with all these countries; either direct with a Ministry, or indirectly through a governmental research funding organisation. This means that I meet sometimes  with elected governmental officials, members of the nations’ civil services, and/or  heads of scientific  funding agencies, as HFSPO reports on annual activities, and when we approach them for renewal of funding. 
The funding from the member countries is pooled, and from that research grants and fellowships are provided after rigorous scientific review. My salary is also paid out of these pooled funds. 
Foreign Principal
Foreign principal type Foreign government
Foreign principal commencement date 26/04/2019
Foreign principal cease date 07/09/2021
Name of foreign principal Medical Research Council
Foreign country/jurisdiction* associated to United Kingdom
Description of the arrangement with the foreign principal
Representation on the Board of Trustees of HFSPO, provides financial support