John Morgan FCMA, CGMA (Secretary)

John is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and has extensive experience in company management and corporate compliance. Formerly Finance Director of a multi-national company and Company Secretary of a LSE quoted company. He also worked as a Management Consultant to a number of companies, including medical research.


Jonathan Cooke

Professor Jonathan Cooke has spent over 30 years in the NHS as a senior clinician including the position of Director of Research and Development at the University Hospital of South Manchester. He is visiting Professor, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London and Honorary Professor, Manchester Pharmacy School, Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, University of Manchester.

He has an interest in antimicrobial resistance and is a former Member of the Department of Health Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare-Associated Infection (ARHAI), Chair of Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee, former Adviser to the World Health Organisation European Office. He was a member of the DH Clostridium difficile Guidelines Working Party.
 He is the author to over 150 peer-reviewed publications and reviews and chapters of standard textbooks and has presented over 200 international and national keynote presentations and lectures at major conferences and has received a number of national and international awards.


Roderick Hay

Roderick James Hay is Emeritus Professor of Cutaneous Infection, Kings College London and of Dermatology, Queens University Belfast and is currently Consultant Dermatologist at the London Bridge Hospital. His clinical and research interests are Infectious and Tropical Diseases of the skin, particularly fungal infections.

He is a member of the Global Mycetoma Working Group and has worked with WHO on the objectives for Neglected Tropical Fungal Diseases (Fungal NTDs). He is a member of the WHO Technical Advisory Group on Buruli ulcer and Skin NTDs. For over 30 years he ran a skin infection clinic and mycology advisory service in London working in Guys and St Thomas Hospitals Trust and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

He is a former Dean of the St Johns Institute of Dermatology, London and Chair of the External Relations Committee of Kings College London. From 2002-2007 he was Head of the School of Medicine and Dentistry and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Queens University Belfast.


Peter J Folkman

After graduating from Oxford University he went to study in the USA for an MBA at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. From there he worked for two American high tech companies before joining the venture capital group 3i plc. He left 3i in 1989 to set up his own venture capital company, North of England Ventures. He is an Honorary Professor at the Alliance Manchester Business school at the University of Manchester.

He was a member of the Council of the British Venture Capital Association. Until the establishment of the new university, Mr Folkman served on the Council of the Victoria University of Manchester and was Chair of The Manchester Federal School of Business and Management.

He has held a number of non-executive positions including Chair of the Manchester Science Parks, the Partnership Board of NOWGEN, a centre for genetics in healthcare and was a Non Executive Director of the University Hospital of South Manchester.


Dr Caroline Pankhurst BSc PhD BDS MSC MRCPath

Dr Caroline Pankhurst is a dentist and Specialist in Oral Microbiology and was formerly a Senior Lecture in Oral Microbiology at King’s College London Dental Institute. She has published extensively in the fields of oral medicine, oral microbiology, and dental unit waterlines including two books on infection control. She contributed the chapter “Treatment of oropharyngeal candidiasis” to BMJ Clinical Evidence.

She is actively involved in postgraduate dental education and was a finalist in the e- Learning Awards 2012. She served two terms on the SAC in Medical Microbiology, Royal College of Pathologists.

Caroline was a member of Editorial Boards of “Primary Dental Care” & BMC Oral Health, and President of the BDA Metropolitan Branch in 2006. She served two terms as an elected member on the BDA Central Committee for Dental Academic Staff & is a Council member of the BDA Metropolitan Branch.

She is a founding Trustee of the Affordable Health Care Initiative.


Phillip Oxnam (Chairman)

Phillip is a graduate of the Wharton School, the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia in the U.S.A., and Webster University in Geneva. He holds degrees in management, marketing, and economics with a concentration on analytical finance relation to company performance and investment valuation. He was responsible for the acquisition, completion, and integration of Emett & Chandler Inc., a California-based insurance broker, into the Jardine Matheson Group, which has since been publicly listed in London as Jardine Insurance Brokers plc. In his last employment with the Bordier & Cie, he was responsible for the Bank’s investments into the U.S.A. and U.K. markets.

In 2000 he established GS Management S.A. in Geneva specializing in corporate finance between the U.S.A. Europe and S.E. Asia. This includes mergers and acquisition, company finance and investment advisory services as well as support services to Palladium Capital Trust Limited. During 2013 and in light of the paradigm change in the structure and operation of the local trust business he was instrumental with the establishment of Palladium Trustees S.A. a Swiss registered trust company. Palladium provide professional trust services to a broad range of clients around the globe. 
Since 2000 Phillip has been a regular visitor to Japan and Tokyo assisting with the development of Sigma Base Capital.