Executive Leadership Team

Our day-to-day activities are managed by a leadership team made up of senior managers from across the organisation. 

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    Jeremy Farrar

    Director

    Wellcome

    Sir Jeremy Farrar OBE FMedSci FRS is the Director of Wellcome, a global charitable foundation which supports science to solve urgent health challenges. 

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    Chris Bird

    General Counsel and Company Secretary

    Wellcome

    Chris Bird is Wellcome's senior legal adviser, and is responsible for managing all the legal needs of Wellcome and its subsidiaries.

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    Karen Chadwick

    Finance Director

    Wellcome

    Karen joined Wellcome in autumn 2015. Her responsibilities include ensuring the best possible operating position for Wellcome in relation to financial planning, reporting and cost management.

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    Alyson Fox

    Director of Research Funding

    Wellcome

    Alyson Fox joined Wellcome in November 2010. She has responsibility for the management and governance of our grant funding and review processes.

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    Mark Henderson

    Director of Corporate Affairs

    Wellcome

    Mark Henderson leads all aspects of our communications and public engagement, with a particular focus on building and sustaining trust, influence and Wellcome's reputation so that our work contributes more to health and society.

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    Cheryl Moore

    Director, Research Programmes

    Wellcome

    Cheryl Moore is Director of Research Programmes at Wellcome, leading a broad interlinked portfolio that focuses on discovery research and three urgent health challenges: mental health, infectious disease and climate and health. She is a strategic leader who is passionate about the role of science in improving human health.

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    Kathy Poole

    Director of People

    Wellcome

    Kathy Poole joined Wellcome in August 2018 and leads the People Department.

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    Paul Schreier

    Chief Operating Officer

    Wellcome

    In 2019, Paul joined the Wellcome Trust as Chief Operating Officer, responsible for finance, research funding, digital and technology, legal matters, Wellcome’s extensive international operations, and the Wellcome Collection.

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    James Thomas

    Chief Information Officer

    Wellcome

    James Thomas joined Wellcome in April 2016. He is responsible for leadership of our technology and digital services.

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    Ed Whiting

    Director of Strategy

    Wellcome

    Ed Whiting works with teams across Wellcome to align our activity with our mission and to ensure Wellcome’s impact is greater than the sum of its parts.