Governance and management
The Dunhill Medical Trust’s Articles of Association contain its Objects:
- the furtherance of medical knowledge and research and the publication of the useful results thereof;
- the provision of medical care and facilities in such manner as the Trustees shall from time to time in their absolute discretion think fit;
- the research into the care of the elderly and the publication of the useful results thereof; and
- the provision of accommodation and care for the elderly.
It is governed by a Board of Trustees, who can each serve up to two four year terms of office and meet four times per year.
Reporting to the Board are three Committees:
- Research Grants Committee
- Community Grants Committee
- Investment Committee
The Trustee committee members are assisted by a number of special advisers who have professional expertise appropriate to the Committee they serve.
Susan Kay, Executive Director
A Lancastrian currently living in exile in Surrey, Sue is a strategic planning and governance specialist having spent the first half of her career in private sector finance, strategic marketing and corporate transformation roles. Some volunteer work assisting universities with commercialising their intellectual property led to a sabbatical to undertake a Master’s degree in science policy and innovation. She has since served on the executive board of a number of UK higher education institutions in strategy, finance and planning roles and as a non executive on the Board of a college of further education. She has most recently combined heading up a national academic network of senior scientists and engineers (where she worked with a number of national bodies and government departments negotiating on funding policy for high cost subjects and devised and administered a number of grant funding streams) with being governance lead for an almshouse trust providing accommodation and community services for older people. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Trustee of the Daphne Jackson Trust, and in her spare time, can usually be found in the vicinity of a boat.
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Sarah Allport, Grants and Research Director
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Shirley Jones, Administration and Governance Officer
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Jenna Horsfield, Grants Officer
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Ethny Childs, Grants Officer
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Professor Jim McEwen (Chair)
Mr Mike Bellamy
Professor Deborah Dunn-Walters
Mrs Kay Glendinning MBE
Ms Claire Keatinge
Professor Tom Kirkwood CBE
Professor Peter Lansley MBE
Throughout his career Peter has been engaged with improving the performance of national and international organisations, especially in the construction and engineering industries. In 1997 he became involved with raising the profile of the needs of older and disabled people, to ensure that they benefitted from a fair share of what British science can offer. This led to advising research councils, charities and professional bodies on the development of relevant national research programmes. He chaired the EPSRC EQUAL initiative, directed the EQUAL Research Network, the SPARC Programme and research agenda-building activities, for example, on Mobile Health Care, and he co-directed KT-EQUAL. He has given oral and written evidence to parliamentary enquiries on, amongst others, research into ageing, the health of the working population, and the organisation of care services in later life. He has served on many national and international committees, notably as a board member of the Conseil International du Batiment and, until recently, as international representative on the Advisory Board of the Institute of Aging, Canadian Institutes of Health Research. In addition to an MBE, for his contribution to stimulating ageing research, Peter has received awards for his innovations, championing inclusive design and promoting the role of the occupational therapist. He has published widely on organisational behaviour, human performance, the management of change, the organisation of ageing research, housing re-design and assistive technology, in which he has a particular interest. He holds degrees in Mathematics, Statistics and Construction Management Innovation. He is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), and an Honorary Fellow of the College of Occupational Therapists. In 2011 Peter “retired” from the University of Reading, where he had held several senior positions. He retains a close involvement with ageing research and with the construction industry.
Mr James Lorigan
James has worked in the NHS for over 10 years, predominantly in service commissioning but latterly moving into economic regulation. He has extensive experience of working with, and commissioning healthcare services from, the voluntary sector. He holds a BSc in Management Studies from Brunel University, an MA in Philosophy from the University of Manchester and an MSc in Public Services Policy and Management from King’s College London.
Professor Alison Petch OBE
Mr John Ransford CBE
Mr Keith Shepherd
Research Grants Committee
Community Grants Committee
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