HRH The Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh KG KT OM GBE
Field Marshal The Lord Guthrie GCB LVO OBE DL
Patrick Brenan OBE FCA
The Duchess of Northumberland
The Earl of Snowdon GCVO RDI FSIAD
The trustees are responsible for the policies and strategies of Action Medical Research and give their medical, financial and business skills and expertise on a voluntary basis. The council of trustees meets four times a year and is supported by a number of advisory committees.
Phil was elected Chair in July 2014. He has been a trustee and member of the charity’s Investment and Audit Committee since January 2012, and brings a wealth of financial experience within commercial and charitable sectors.
Charles Jackson joined the council in October 2006, and is the Chair of the Investment and Audit Committee.
Trained as a doctor at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington and worked, mostly in paediatrics, in a number of London hospitals before having children. Since then she has been involved in voluntary fundraising for a number of children's charities. Esther became a trustee in May 2012.
Luke Bordewich became a trustee and member of the Investment and Audit Committee in January 2015. He is a Managing Director at Numis Securities, leading UK corporate adivser and stockbroker. He is also a keen volunteer fundraiser.
Professor Sarah Bray BA MPhil PhD
Professor in Developmental Biology at Cambridge University, Sarah joined the council in January 2012.
Professor David Edwards
David is Professor of Paediatrics and Neonatal Medicine at Kings College London and became a trustee in January 2016.
Caroline Hume-Kendall joined the trustees in July 2013. She worked in financial PR before setting up a specialist photography company, which she now runs. Caroline has been involved in many fundraising projects and is a keen sportswoman.
Professor Nigel Klein
Nigel is Professor of Infectious Disease and Immunology at University College London and is chair of our Scientific Advisory Panel. He became a trustee in January 2016.
Rachel Molho joined the Council in January 2015. She worked for 10 years as a fundraiser and strategist at the NSPCC and Christian Aid before having children. She is currently a volunteer for the Refugee Council.
Nick Peters joined the trustees in September 2013 and is also a member of the charity’s Investment and Audit Committee. With an accountancy background, Nick currently works for Fidelity Worldwide Investments as a Portfolio Manager. He has participated in a number of sporting events in the past, including Action’s Race the Sun in 2012.
A long standing supporter of Action Medical Research Val Remington-Hobbs joined the council in January 2010. She brings a wealth of experience as a volunteer fundraiser and as County Chair, Suffolk, and Chair of Stowmarket Committee.
Professor Nigel Klein BSc MBBS MRCP PhD FRCPCH
Professor and Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, London, and the Institute of Child Health, University College London
Professor Graeme Black DPhil, FRCOphth
Professor of Genetics and Ophthalmology, Genomic Medicine, St Marys Hospital, University of Manchester
Professor Inderjeet Dokal MBChB, MD, FRCP, FRCPCH, FRCPath, FMedSci
Chair of Child Health, Honorary Consultant in Haematology, Blizard Institute, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London
Professor Catherine Hawrylowicz PhD
Professor of Immune Regulation in Allergic Diseases, Department of Respiratory Medicine and Allergy, Guy's Hospital, King’s College London
Professor Mark Johnson PhD MRCP MRCOG
Professor of Obstetrics, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Imperial College London
Professor Fenella Kirkham MB BChir MD FRCPCH
Professor of Paediatric Neurology, Institute of Child Health, Neuroscience Unit, University College London
Dr Colin Michie MA FRCPCH FLS FRSPH FRSS
Paediatric Medicine, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore
Professor Scott Nelson PhD MRCOG
Muirhead Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow
Professor David Rowitch MD PhD ScD
Professor and Head of Paediatrics, Department of Paediatrics, University of Cambridge
Dr Julie Stebbins DPhil CSci SRCS
Clinical Scientist and Operational Lead, Oxford Gait Laboratory, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Professor Kate Storey FRSE
Professor of Neural Development and Head of the Division of Cell and Developmental Biology, School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee
Professor Dieter Wolke PhD Dipl-Psych CPsychol AFBPsS
Professor of Developmental Psychology and Individual Differences, Department of Psychology, The University of Warwick
Chief Executive: Julie Buckler
Director of Research: Dr Tracy Swinfield
Director of Finance, IT and Operations/ Company Secretary: Martin Richardson
Director of Fundraising: Jenny Edwards
Director of Communications: Sarah Moss