Our Trustees

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Jeremy Tigue

Chair of the Board of Trustees

Jeremy Tigue worked in the City for more than thirty years and was the fund manager of F&C Investment Trust until 2014. He is now a director of several other investment companies. Jeremy has a Modern History degree from Oxford University and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

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Steve Bates

Trustee

Steve Bates is a director GuardCap Asset Management Ltd, an asset management company. He has had a long career as a portfolio manager originally with Flemings, then with JP Morgan and since 2003 with the predecessor business of GuardCap. He sits on a number of Boards as Chairman or non-executive director, including Biotech Growth Trust plc, a London listed investment trust specialising in the biotechnology industry. Steve has a law degree from Cambridge University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

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Dr Francesca Gliubich

Trustee

Francesca joined us as a Trustee in May 2019.  She is the Director of London Advanced Therapies, a programme that brings together the academic community in London working in the field of gene and cell therapies.  Prior to this role, Francesca was the Director of Grants at the Bart's Charity for three years.  Francesca has a Master's degree in Industrial Chemistry from Milano University and a PhD in Structural Biology from Padova University.  Following a Postdoctural Research Fellowship in Groningen, the Netherlands, Francesca has worked at the pharma-academia interface, having held various positions in universities and commercial companies in the UK and overseas.

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Prof. Rod Flower FRS

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After reading physiology at the University of Sheffield Rod Flower began a postgraduate degree at the Royal College of Surgeons in London and was awarded his PhD in 1974.  Rod then worked at the Wellcome Foundation for 12 years, leaving in 1985 to take up the Chair of Pharmacology at the University of Bath.

In 1989, Rod moved to Barts and the London Charterhouse Square where, together with Sir John Vane and others, he set up the William Harvey Research Institute. He remained there directing his department of Biochemical Pharmacology until his retirement in 2015. Rod was a Principal Fellow of the Wellcome Trust from 1994-2007 and was elected to fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences (1999) and the Royal Society (2003).  He is now an Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology.

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Peter Marshall

Trustee

Peter Marshall studied Chemistry at Edinburgh before spending four years in the brewing industry. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant while working for Thomson McLintock. In 1983, he joined BP and acted in several financial management roles before leading a team implementing financial IT systems in Europe. He spent the second half of his working life as Director of Finance for a Further Education College, responsible for all non-curriculum activities. Since retiring in 2010, Peter has served as treasurer and as a volunteer for a number of local charities.

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Prof. Steve Thornton

Trustee

Professor Steve Thornton is the Vice Principal (Health) at Queen Mary University of London, and is a consultant obstetrician at Barts and the London.

Steve qualified from Southampton University in 1983 and undertook his clinical training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Newcastle upon Tyne. His work has particularly focussed on preventing and treating preterm labour given its major implications for the life and health of baby. He obtained membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists as well as his MD in Newcastle then moved to an MRC Clinical Scientist post in Cambridge.  Steve became the inaugural Dean at the University of Exeter Medical School in 2012 and he was appointed as Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean at the University of Exeter Medical School in 2015. Steve continues to undertake leading roles at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Medical Schools Council, where he has recently been elected to the Executive team.

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WHRF Ambassador in the USA

Prof. Stephen DeCherney MD, MPH

Stephen DeCherney is Professor of Medicine in the Kenan-Flagler School of Business, University of North Carolina (UNC). Prior to joining the faculty at UNC, Stephen worked at Quintiles Transnational Corporation. Stephen is also a Director of Health Decisions, Inc. and a Senior Advisor to Anagenesis Capital Partners, Inc. He also serves as Chair of the University of Delaware Research Foundation. He is a Trustee of the Christiana Care Health System, Delaware.

Stephen graduated from Columbia College, Columbia University in New York City where he received a BA in Biology and was awarded the Columbia College Alumni Achievement Award granted to the “Senior Adjudged Most Outstanding in Qualities of Mind, Character, and Service to the College”. He received his medical degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, and earned an MPH, Healthcare Management, from Columbia University School of Public Health.  Stephen is author or co-author of over 100 publications.

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