The Laboratory and Testing Industry Organisation is led by a Director and overseen by an Advisory Board. 

The Laboratory and Testing Industry Organisation (LTIO) has an ethical purpose at its core, setting standards as a central part of its public service. We are led by an independent director and overseen by an Advisory Board, which meets to discuss the issues facing the industry, and decide the direction of the LTIO. As with many trade associations, the Advisory Board can establish groups of interested persons to examine particular areas of interest or concern.

Francis Ingham

Director, Francis Ingham

Francis Ingham is the Independent Director of the Laboratory and Testing Industry Organisation.

Ingham’s background is in politics and public affairs. As well as being the Director General of the Public Relations and Communications Association -the world’s largest professional body for professional communicators- he is a Director of the International Communications Consultancy Organisation, and of LGComms. He is a visiting Professor at the American University at Richmond, and a former Master of the City of London Company of Public Relations Practitioners.

He has been Vice Chairman of an NHS Trust, and was an independent member of the Cabinet Office review of Department of Health communications in 2014. He sits on the Government Communication Service Strategy and Evaluation Council, and was a member of its COVID-19 Advisory Panel.

He was educated at Oxford University, where he read Politics, Philosophy and Economics.