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Janet Preston


Janet Preston is Managing Director of Cold Fuzion, her own independent business consultancy โ€“ which she has put on hold to return to full time education to study for a PhD in Astrophysics.

Janet also has a broad portfolio of voluntary activities and is: a Trustee of the Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium; a Trustee of Satro โ€“ a social enterprise that provides young people with real-life experience of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) careers; Chair of the Surrey Organising Committee for Teen Tech โ€“ an event aimed at inspiring 12 and 13 year olds to pursue STEM opportunities; a member of the Strategic Advisory Board to the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Surrey; a member of the steering committee to establish a new University Technical College in Surrey and Education Liaison for the Institute of Directors, Surrey.

Prior to becoming an independent consultant, Janet was a Partner at KPMG. She has also worked for other blue chip companies including Whitehead Mann, Ernst & Young, Arthur D Little, Perot Systems and Hoechst.

Research interests

* Galactic archaeology * Galaxy formation and evolution * Local Group galaxies * Dark matter