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.
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.
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. 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.
David Pick was a founder Trustee with his wife Angela. David has owned and run a garage near the charity’s HQ for over 50 years. His professional networking has provided us with many useful contacts while his business skills have ensured numerous successful fundraising projects. In addition David is an active member of the Jaguar Enthusiast Club.
Debi Warman is Creative Services Manager at Fishburn Hedges in London, one of the UK’s leading communications agencies. She joined us in 1991 and has helped us to deliver a wide variety of fundraising and communication projects including the branding for our latest work in Malawi – Action Meningitis.
Mark Taylor has been a supporter of MRF for over 20 years. He became a Trustee in 2012. His son Ben contracted meningitis and septicaemia in 1989 and thanks, Mark says to the vigilance of his local GP and the team at Great Ormond Street Hospital, Ben survived without after effects. Mark has his own company, specialising in media advertising. Thanks to him securing free air-time, we have been able to promote key messages about meningitis and septicaemia on TV and radio.
Mathew Gilbert joined us as a Trustee in 2012. He is Chief Executive Officer of The Woodford Foundation, a charity working with disabled children in developing countries. 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 is our Honorary Medical Adviser. He first started working with us as the chair of our expert Scientific Advisory Panel. Currently Professor of Infection and Immunity in Clinical Sciences at St George’s, University of London, he 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.