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Fiona Powrie appointed new Deputy Chair of Governors

Professor Fiona Powrie has been selected as the next Deputy Chair of Wellcome’s Board of Governors.

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Fiona Powrie is Director of the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology at the University of Oxford. With a background in immunology and translational research, she has been a member of Wellcome’s Board of Governors since January 2018. 

“Fiona’s new role as Deputy Chair will allow us to benefit even more from her experience in science and research. I look forward to working with her to drive forward Wellcome’s mission to solve the urgent health challenges facing everyone.”

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Fiona will be taking over from Professor Mike Ferguson, who is stepping down from the Board and Wellcome after 10 years. Over that time, he has made a significant contribution to Wellcome, particularly in helping to develop our ambitious new strategy. 

The role of Deputy Chair was appointed by members of our current board. This news follows the appointment of Professor Ijeoma Uchegbu to Wellcome’s Board of Governors earlier this month.

Fiona will take up her post in January 2022. 

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