HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, KG KT OM GCVO GBE ONZ QSO AK GCL CC CMM
Field Marshal The Lord Guthrie GCB LVO OBE DL
The Duchess of Northumberland
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.
Luke Bordewich became a trustee in January 2015 and is the Chair of the Investment and Audit Committee. He is a Managing Director at Numis Securities, leading UK corporate adviser and stockbroker. He is also a keen volunteer fundraiser.
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.
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.
Professor David Rowitch
David is Professor and Head of Paediatrics at University of Cambridge and is chair of our Scientific Advisory Panel. He became a trustee in October 2018.
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.
Joined as a trustee in November 2017, and chairs the Risk Management Committee. With a background in financial services, Richard has held a number of leadership roles in risk management and compliance. He is currently Head of Financial Crime and Surveillance for JP Morgan in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Kathy joined as a trustee April 2018. She has an extensive background in HR, corporate governance, strategy formulation and change management, and currently runs a consulting practice providing executive education and coaching for major corporate clients.
Professor David Rowitch MD PhD ScD
Professor and Head of Paediatrics, Department of Paediatrics, University of Cambridge
Professor Graeme Black OBE DPhil, FRCOphth
Professor of Genetics and Ophthalmology, Genomic Medicine, St Marys Hospital, University of Manchester
Dr Claire Booth MBBs MSc PhD MRCPCH
Senior Clinical Lecturer in Gene Therapy, Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Immunology, UCL GOS Institute of Child Health, London
Professor Clare Bryant BSc PhD BVetMed
Professor of Innate Immunity, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge
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 Alicia El Haj FREng FRSB FEAMBES
Interdisciplinary Chair in Cell Engineering, Healthcare Technology Institute, Institute of Translational Medicine, University of Birmingham
Professor Jonathan Grigg BSc MBBS MD FRCPCH
Professor of Paediatirc Respiratory Medicine, Department of Child Health, Blizard Institute, 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
Dr Sam Johnson PhD CPsychol AFBPs
Reader in Developmental Psychology, Department of Health Sciences, Centre for Medicine, University of Leicester
Professor Fenella Kirkham MB BChir MD FRCPCH
Professor of Paediatric Neurology, Institute of Child Health, Neuroscience Unit, University College London
Professor Scott Nelson PhD MRCOG
Muirhead Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow
Dr Adam Shortland BSc PhD MIPEM CSci
Consultant Clinical Scientist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust, London and Senior Lecturer, King's College London
Professor Shiranee Sriskandan FRCP PhD
Professor and Honorary Consultant in Infectious Diseases, Section of Infectious Diseases & Immunity, Imperial College London
Professor Michael Taggart BSc PhD
Chair of Reproductive Sciences, Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle University, International Centre for Life
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