Professor Sir David King is a Trustee of the Wits Foundation UK. Sir David is a Wits alumnus (BScHons '61; PhD 1964; Hon DSc 2003), and is currently the U.K. Foreign Secretary's Special Representative for Climate Change. He is also an Emeritus Professor in Physical Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, Director of the Collegio Carlo Alberto in Italy, Chancellor of the University of Liverpool (where he was formerly Brunner Professor of Physical Chemistry), and a senior scientific adviser to UBS, the global financial services company. In the 1970's, Sir David was a leader in the British trade union for academics, the Association of University Teachers, and was its president from 1976 to 1977. In 1988, he was appointed 1920 Professor of Physical Chemistry at Cambridge University, and was Master of Downing College from 1995 to 2000 and Head of the University Chemistry Department from 1993 to 2000. Sir David became the Chief Scientific Adviser to the U.K. government from 2000 to 2008, during which time he advised the government on the foot-and-mouth outbreak and raised awareness of climate change. From 2008 to 2012, he was Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford. Sir David has published over 500 papers in chemical physics, science, and policy, and has received numerous prizes and honours. He was knighted in 2003, and in 2009 was made a Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur.