Professor Bernard Cheung is Sun Chieh Yeh Heart Foundation Professor in Cardiovascular Therapeutics in the Department of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong. He graduated from the University of Cambridge and was a British Heart Foundation Junior Research Fellow at Cambridge before taking up lectureships in Sheffield and Hong Kong. In 2007-2009, he held the chair in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics in Birmingham. He heads the Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics in the Department of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong. He is an Honorary Consultant Physician of Queen Mary Hospital and the Medical Director of the Phase 1 Clinical Trials Centre. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Postgraduate Medical Journal. Prof Cheung’s main research interest is in cardiovascular diseases and risk factors, including hypertension and the metabolic syndrome.
John Jackson is a semi-retired human resource professional who runs his own HR consultancy in West London. He is an ex-trustee for the St Andrew’s Church Centre, a Church-based community centre in Ealing, which he helped found and chair for a number of years. John is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Personnel Development (CIPD)) and provides free mentoring services for members of the CIPD’s West London branch. John also uses his HR expertise to provide pro-bono training for a select number of small charities.
William Marshall is a retired metabolic physician and clinical biochemist, who worked at King’s College Hospital, London, and The London Clinic. His major clinical interest was in the management of risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and he was active in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. He remains active as a medical writer and editor, and is currently Director of Finance for the Association of Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine, having previously been Hon. Treasurer of the Royal College of Pathologists and the Society of Biology.
Sarah Morecombe is an award-winning marketing communications specialist, with over 19 years’ multi-channel experience. She is experienced in managing campaigns and strategic PR activity for a range of stakeholder groups. These include strategic campaign development in conjunction with the Department of Health and for the NHS England Strategy Team managing and developing communications to support NHS Long Term Plan objectives relating to environmental sustainability.
Mehul Nathwani is a business transformation and technology leader with a background in Big Four Consulting, Investment Banking and (Re)Insurance. Mehul is also a Non-Executive Director in the Performing Arts and Making sectors, and is a Chartered Accountant. Mehul has a particular interest in advocating for heart health through improved access to insights and learnings from the medical profession to the general public.
Tanya Potiyenko is a Chartered Accountant working in the FinTech sector with more than 12 years of experience in consultancy, internal finance, process improvements and complex accounting transactions. From a young age, she has been involved in sports, particularly long-distance running. She has competed in 100k and 50k ultra-marathons, 4 marathons, and more than half a dozen half marathons. She is passionate about healthy lifestyle, nutrition, and wellness.
Andrew Shindler has over three decades of legal experience in technology, commercial and intellectual property law, specialising in contracts relating to the exploitation of intellectual property rights and other commercial agreements, with a particular focus on sports and information technology. As General Counsel, he oversees all legal matters for Friend MTS. He was formerly a solicitor and partner in the Commerce & Technology at the London office of Lock Lorde LLP. He was particularly involved in advising, drafting and negotiating research, development and licence agreements in the pharmaceutical industry. Andrew’s pharmaceutical practice focused mainly on acting for small and medium size pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and biotech companies in their research, development, licensing and other collaboration agreements with big pharma, in the course of which he drafted and negotiated deals with many of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.
Anisha Soni is a pharmacist and current clinical fellow at NHS England & NHS Improvement where she works on system-wide pharmacy projects relating to population health and work-force development. Prior to this, Anisha worked on the NHS front-line for 10 years and taught at the University of Reading as a senior teaching fellow. Anisha specialised as a Cardiac & Critical Care Pharmacist at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where she worked as a certified prescriber supporting and optimising medical management of patients who had or were at risk of having a heart attack. Anisha is as advocate for healthcare leadership and education, and is passionate about public health and preventative medicine, having recently gained a Masters in Public Health from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. To keep active and feed her creativity she enjoys running and art.
Jas Sethi is a business transformation leader with 15+ years experience in the Energy and Financial Services sectors. She is an enthusiastic mentor with a passion for personal and professional development. Jas has a particular interest in the relationship between stress and heart health and ways in which this can be managed for a healthier, more balanced life.
The late Professor Donald Singer was President of the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine and former Secretary of the European Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. He was a member of the Health Professionals Working Party of the European Medicines Agency. He had worked for the University of Yale and the St George’s University Hospital London and worked on medicine and patient safety as a pharmacologist within the 7 year Human Resources for Health programme in Rwanda, which aims to create a high quality national health system for the country. He was also foundation holder of the Chair of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the Graduate Medical School at Warwick University where he founded the Clinical Sciences Division in 2003. He was an active clinician with clinical interests in prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease and safe use of medicines. His main research interests were in causes of vascular disease, better management of blood pressure and improved patient safety through new systems aimed at improving safety in prescribing. In 2009, with international poet Michael Hulse, he launched the annual International Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine, which has attracted interest from over 70 countries. He was formerly a trustee and secretary of Richmond Orchestra and a trustee of Ealing Junior Music School, and was founder and Chair of The Cardiovascular Research Trust The Healthy Heart Charity.