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Executive Board

Our day-to-day activities are managed by the Director of the Wellcome Trust and an Executive Board of senior managers drawn from the different divisions of the organisation.

     

Jeremy Farrar (Director of the Wellcome Trust)
Jeremy is Director of the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in health by supporting the brightest minds. Before joining the Trust he was Director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam, where his research interests were infectious diseases, tropical health and emerging infections. He has contributed to 500 peer-reviewed scientific papers and has served on several World Health Organization advisory committees.Jeremy was appointed OBE in 2005 for services to tropical medicine, and he has been awarded the Memorial Medal and the Ho Chi Minh City Medal by the Government of Vietnam, the Frederick Murgatroyd Prize for Tropical Medicine by the Royal College Physicians and the Bailey Ashford Award by the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. Jeremy is married with three children. He loves all sport and walking in the Alps.

         

     

Ted Bianco (Director - Innovations)
Ted joined the Trust in 1999 as Head of Centres and Initiatives in the Science Funding division. With the aid of a multidisciplinary team drawn from science, business and law, he founded the division of Technology Transfer in 2003 with the primary goal of translating basic research into health products and public health tools in areas of unmet medical need. Before joining the Trust, Ted was the Walter Myers Professor of Parasitology at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and worked previously at Imperial College, London, the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, specialising in infectious diseases.

         

     

Simon Chaplin (Director – Culture & Society)
Simon joined the Trust in February 2010. Before taking up his current role in November 2014, Simon was Head of the Wellcome Library, where he led a highly successful digitisation programme and an exciting redesign of the Library's public spaces. He originally studied zoology before an interest in the history of science and medicine led him to join the Science Museum, where he worked on the Wellcome medical collections and managed the PRISM Grant Fund for preservation of industrial and scientific material. Before joining the Trust, Simon was Director of Museums and Special Collections at the Royal College of Surgeons, where he led the curatorial team responsible for the redevelopment of the Hunterian Museum. His academic research interests include the history of anatomy and medical museums.

         

     

David Lynn (Director - Strategic Planning and Policy)
David joined the Wellcome Trust in April 2004. He is retiring from his role as Director of Strategic Planning and Policy in November.David's career has been in science policy and strategy. He has worked alongside the UK's Chief Scientific Adviser in the Cabinet Office. His time at the UK Department of Trade and Industry involved him working closely with the European Space Agency and European Commission on earth observation policy; and he has worked in a number of roles for the Natural Environment Research Council.David is a member of BBC's independent Appeals Advisory Committee; Governing Body and Executive Committee of the Public Health Foundation of India; UK Association of Medical Research Charities Executive Council; and the European Foundation Centre's Research Forum.

         

     

Clare Matterson (Director – Strategy)
Clare joined the Trust in 1999 as Head of Policy, and produced the Trust's first Strategic Plan. She leads our Strategy division, which encompasses strategic planning and policy, grants management, evaluation, education, communications and Sustaining Health. She is also acting Director of Culture & Society on an interim basis, with responsibility for medical humanities, public engagement, the Wellcome Library and Wellcome Collection. Clare led the Wellcome Trust's plans to establish the National Science Learning Centre - a major initiative with the UK Government to drive improvement in science education. Before joining the Trust, Clare worked as a management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, advising universities, government departments and funding councils in the UK and overseas. She was a senior policy adviser to the 1999 National Committee of Enquiry into Higher Education and has also worked for the Higher Education Funding Council and the Higher Education Quality Council. She spent two years at the State University of New York, following receipt of a Fulbright Fellowship.

         
     

Kevin Moses (Director - Science)
Kevin Moses joined the Trust in July 2011. Kevin was the founding Chief Academic Officer at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Farm Research Campus. Previously, he held faculty positions at Emory University and the University of Southern California, where he led a research group that studied morphogenetic mechanisms in the development of the Drosophila compound eye.

         

     

Danny Truell (Chief Investment Officer)
Danny Truell joined the Trust in 2005, having previously been a Managing Director of Goldman Sachs and Co. in its investment management division. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs in 1996, Danny's career was focused on Asian financial markets.

         
     

Susan J Wallcraft (General Counsel and Company Secretary)
Susan Wallcraft joined the Trust in July 2012 and is responsible for the leadership of the Legal Department.Susan has more than 15 years' experience advising organisations in the Life Sciences field and before joining the Trust was Assistant General Counsel at Pfizer Inc. where she led the legal team that supported the Primary Care Business Unit in Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

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