Clyde Williams is emeritus professor of sports science at Loughborough University where he has held several roles during his 40 years at the University. He was head to the School of Sports Science, pro-vice chancellor for research and more recently visiting professor. During his career in sports science, he was founding chairman of BASS (now BASES), chairman of BASES and until recently chair of the Board of Registration for professionals in Sport and Exercise Nutrition. Currently he is a Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow and adjunct professor at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia and visiting professor at the University of Suffolk. He chaired the 2008 RAE sub panel for sport and exercise related subjects and acts as an advisor to several universities on research strategic planning. During his early research career he contributed to the emerging recognition of the importance of carbohydrate nutrition on performance during exercise. He was appointed OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2009 and awarded honorary doctorates from Loughborough and Victoria Universities. Professor Williams is also an honorary fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine.