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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 improving health by supporting bright minds in science, the humanities and social sciences, and public engagement. 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.



Stephen Caddick (Director - Innovations)
Stephen joined the Trust in June 2015. Previously, he was Vice Provost (Enterprise & London) and Vernon Professor of Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology at University College London. Stephen is a member of the London Local Enterprise Panel and the Scientific Advisory Board for MRC Technology, and Chair of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) Enterprise and Innovation Community. He is co-founder of Synthetic Pages, an open access website, and Thiologics, an antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) biotech spinout company. His laboratory focuses on chemical modification of proteins and antibodies for development of therapeutics and diagnostics. He has played an important role in the development of the chemical biology strategy and facilities within the Francis Crick Institute. Image credit: Elaine Perks



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.



Tim Livett (Chief Financial Officer)
Tim joined the Trust in December 2014 and is responsible for the leadership of the Finance and IT departments. After graduating in chemistry, Tim joined ICI/Zeneca and trained as an accountant. He then spent the majority of his career in commercial aviation, working for British Airways and, after a short break, Virgin Atlantic - most recently in the role of Chief Financial Officer.



Clare Matterson (Director – Strategy)
Clare leads on strategy, policy, advocacy and education, communicating the Trust’s work, leading grant management and incubating new initiatives. From 2004 to 2014, Clare was Director of Culture & Society. With a small team, she conceived and led the first 10 years of Wellcome Collection – the Trust’s highly acclaimed public venue. She was responsible for bringing the arts and humanities into the core of the Trust’s work and for extending its activities to engage the public with science. Passionate about education, Clare led the Trust’s initiative to create the National Learning Centre – a partnership with the UK government to drive improvement in science education. She is currently chair of the National Forum for Public Engagement with STEM.


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.



Ted Smith (Director - People & Facilities)
Having joined the Trust at the beginning of 2015, Ted has responsibility for buildings, travel, health and safety, meetings, catering and cleaning services, internal communications, and human resources. He joined the Trust having worked for the previous five years as Group HR Director of the Medical Research Council. Previously, Ted worked at Glaxo Group Research, GlaxoWellcome and GSK (where his last role was as Vice President HR), at two market research companies, and at Vernalis, a Cambridge-based biotech company. Ted has also held trustee roles at two charities, Wysing Arts and Herts Careers Service. He has a degree in Science and the Environment and a love of live music, photography and sport.



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 Division. 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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