- Deputy Chair, Climate Change Committee
- Chair of the Committee on Climate Change’s Adaptation Committee
- Non-executive director of the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult
- Chair of the Carbon Trust
She was non-executive director of the Green Investment Bank and she led the King Review on decarbonising transport (2008). She is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and of the Royal Society, and was awarded DBE for services to higher education and technology. She is a crossbench Peer and a member of the House of Lords European Union Select Committee.