Our Board

 

 

Our Board is chaired by Professor Charles Mgone, who is the Vice Chancellor of Hubert Kairuki Memorial University based in Tanzania and former Executive Director of the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP). Professor Mgone is Tanzanian and has lived and worked in Africa, Europe and the Pacific.

Our Board members are drawn widely and include leading scientists and research managers from academia and industry from across the globe.  Each brings a unique set of strategic, scientific and managerial experience to the work of the Africa Research Excellence Fund, helping to ensure that AREF makes the best possible contribution to developing research capacity for medical and health research in Africa.

Two Medical Research Foundation trustees, Professor Danny (Daniel) Altmann and Mrs Sue Wilkinson, are members of the AREF Board.  The Medical Research Foundation, Chief Executive Dr Angela Hind, and Trustees’ Chair, Professor Nick (Nicholas) Lemoine, attend our Board meetings as observers.

The AREF Board is responsible for advising the MRF trustees and the AREF Director on issues of governance, strategy, policy, funding and budget.  The Board is advised on fundraising, funding strategies, and priorities by a broadly constituted Advisory Panel.

The Board meets at least twice each year – in practice, this is usually around 4 times.  Members also contribute to activities between meetings.

Our Board members are not paid for the work they do for us.

 

Professor Charles Mgone (Chair)

Professor Charles Mgone (Chair)

Professor Ibrahim Abubakar

Professor Ibrahim Abubakar

Professor Danny (Daniel) Altmann

Professor Danny (Daniel) Altmann

Dr Ralph Clemens

Dr Ralph Clemens

Dr Wendy Ewart

Dr Wendy Ewart

Mr George Fowlis

Mr George Fowlis

Professor Rose Leke

Professor Rose Leke

Professor Francine Ntoumi

Professor Francine Ntoumi

Mr Mark Radford

Mr Mark Radford

Professor Nick (Nicholas) Lemoine

Professor Nick (Nicholas) Lemoine

Find more information about our Board members here.