My name is Kevin Smith and I work for STFC at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. My background is in laboratory and field spectroscopy applied to atmospheric science and Earth observation. I currently sit within RAL Space, but I have been with STFC and its predecessor organisations since 1997. During that time I have worked in the Programmes Directorate and the Strategy, Performance and Communications Directorate, focusing on energy and environmental research challenges. This experience has given me a good overview of all of STFC’s activities and enabled me to build a network of contacts within the organisation. If anyone requires help finding the right person within STFC please do give me a shout and I’ll do my best to help.