Sir John Arbuthnott
Sir John Arbuthnott is a microbiologist of 40 years standing. He has held University teaching positions at the Universities of Glasgow (Lecturer and Senior Lecturer); Trinity College Dublin (Professor of Microbiology) and Nottingham (Professor of Medical Microbiology). In 2000, he completed a period of 9 years as Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Strathcylde in Glasgow. He has honorary degrees from several national and international universities. He was knighted in January 1998. In November 2002, he became Chairman of Greater Glasgow NHS Board, the body which runs the National Health Services in Greater Glasgow where he led a team that created a new Centre for Population Health.
Professor David Kerr, CBE
David Kerr is Professor of Cancer Medicine at the University of Oxford. He is also currently President of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) and a member of the Supreme Council of Health, Qatar. Between 2009 - 2010, David took a leave of absence from the University of Oxford to become the Chief Scientist for SIDRA based in Qatar, to help build a collaborative biomedical research network through the Middle East and contribute to improving Global Health. He has an international reputation for the treatment and research into colorectal cancer, and is developing new approaches to cancer treatment which involve novel biomarkers and inhibitors of key biochemical pathways. He has established a series of major international collaborations, building a trials network with India's leading cancer centres INDOX and AfrOx, which aims to improve the delivery of cancer care in Sub Saharan Africa. He was elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2000, Honorary Fellow of Royal College of General Practitioners in 2007 and was appointed Commander of the British Empire in 2002.
Rt Hon Alan Milburn (Chairman of AfrOx)
Alan Milburn was a Member of Parliament for Darlington between 1992 - 2010. He was opposition Spokesperson for Health from 1995-96 and was Shadow Economic Secretary from 1996 until 1997. He became Minister of State for Health (1997-1998) and the following year became Chief Secretary to the Treasury (1998-1999). He was appointed Secretary of State for Health (1999-2003) where he was responsible for a major reform of health care. As Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (2004 to 2005), he was responsible for the co-ordination of government policy and the Labour Party's successful 2005 general election campaign. Before being elected to Parliament, he worked in business development and for a trade union research centre.
Mrs Margaret Roddan
Margaret Rodden holds seats on the boards of Invesco Perpetual Absolute Return Trust, The Fine Art Fund, ClinOx and Caldicott Trust Limited. Her background is in Investment Management having worked for Warburg Investment Management (Mercury Asset Management) in the late 1980's, then Independent Banking Consultancy for The Federal Reserve subcommittee on capital adequacy and BIS in Basle. In 1991 she joined Perpetual PLC building the Continental European Equities business, running £2.3 billion of equity assets by the time the business was sold to Amvescap in 2001. In addition to her fund management responsibilities she was a Director on the operating board of the company. Since leaving Perpetual she graduated in English Literature and Creative Writing from University of Oxford and has undertaken some consultancy work alongside her non- executive company directorships.