Brian is a former Chief Executive of Oxfam Ireland (Dublin and Belfast). He joined us in 2012 and brings significant international expertise to the organisation. He has had roles with companies and charities in Central America, Africa and the Caribbean and has lived and worked in Zambia and Tanzania. He specialises in general governance, management, advocacy and campaigning.Dr Brian Scott is Chair of the Trustees. He is a former Chief Executive of Oxfam Ireland, Dublin and Belfast. He joined us in 2012 and brings a wealth of international expertise to the organisation. He has worked in a variety of roles with companies and charities throughout Central America, Africa and the Caribbean and has lived and worked in Zambia and Tanzania. He specialises general governance, management, advocacy and campaigning.
Angela Pick is Honorary Treasurer and a founder Trustee of MRF. Together with her husband, David, also a Trustee, she helped launch the charity in 1989. Her business skills have been consistently of value, and living locally to our Head Office she is also a regular visitor, supporting especially the finance team.
David Moëd is the Foundation’s Company Secretary and joined the charity in 1994 as a Trustee. His daughter Rosie contracted meningitis when she was eight months old and went on to make a full recovery. A Chartered Accountant with a number of businesses, he lives in London and helps us with fundraising contacts as well as being a key member of the finance sub-committee.
Mathew Gilbert joined us as a Trustee in 2012. He is Chief Executive of Signal, a charity working to empower deaf people and people with hearing loss both in the UK and overseas. Many of his projects involve people deafened by meningitis. Formerly with the World Bank, he has worked in the UK and around the world, and also has considerable experience of the fundraising process with both grant-giving and grant-seeking organisations.
Professor George Griffin
George is Honorary Medical Adviser. He initially supported MRF as the chair of the charity’s expert Scientific Advisory Panel. Originally trained as a doctor, he is currently Professor of Infection and Immunity in Clinical Sciences at St George’s, University of London. George is also a founder member of the Academy of Medical Sciences and a Government adviser. His principal research interests centre around the host response to infection and vaccines at the cell, molecular and whole body level.
Jane Murphy is Deputy Chair of the Trustees. She became a Trustee in 2012. A businesswoman based in Oxfordshire, her daughter Ellie contracted meningitis when she was 16 years old in 2009 and went on to make a good recovery. A former councillor, she has extensive experience of local government and working with individuals and organisations at a community level. She is a member of the finance and fundraising sub committees.
David was a founder Trustee of MRF with his wife Angela. A local business owner, David’s professional networking has provided many useful contacts and his business skills have supported many fundraising projects.
Professor Christoph Tang
Chris is the immediate past chair of MRF’s Scientific Advisory Panel and he became a Trustee in 2013. Currently Professor of Cellular Pathology at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, Chris’s research interests lie in the pathogenesis and prevention of bacterial meningitis, and he has led many ground-breaking vaccine projects.
Mark has been a supporter of MRF for 20 years. He became a Trustee in 2012. His son Ben contracted meningitis and septicaemia in 1989 and survived without after effects. Mark has a number of business interests, including media buying, and is a member of the communications and fundraising sub committees.
Stephen is a qualified solicitor and a partner in a national law firm. His specialism is in the personal injury field, and he works closely with colleagues to improve training for health professionals and to achieve better outcomes for people with disabilities, which include those affected by meningitis. Based in Bristol, he became a trustee in 2014.
Debi is Creative Services director at Fishburns in London, one of the UK’s leading communications agencies. She joined MRF in 1991 and has helped to deliver a wide variety of fundraising and communication projects, including the branding of the charity and its many campaigns. She is a member of the communications sub committee.
Martin joined MRF as a Trustee in 2012. Currently working in London, he is a specialist in people management and a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He brings a range of experience in managing human resources in the private and public sectors, and is a member of the HR sub committee.