The Board of Trustees is responsible for the governance of Medical Aid Films, bringing expertise from a range of professional areas and sectors.
Michael is the CEO of the Cardano Group, the Pension focused Risk and Investment Management firm. He is also non-executive chairman of NOW: Pensions Limited. Before joining Cardano, Michael worked at Goldman Sachs for 23 years as a Partner in the company’s Securities Division. Prior to that, he graduated from the University of Louvain (Belgium) with a Masters in Economics and the City University Business School with a Masters in Business Administration.
A former lawyer, Maila advised SME’s at the Royal Courts of Justice and has since advised over 150 start-ups, and organised, mentored and judged at international pitch events. Maila is a founding mentor and investor for the education accelerator Emerge Venture Labs, and was formerly Director of Forward Ladies, the UK’s largest women in business network.
Bringing her rich skillset to the charity sector, Maila has been a committee member of the charity Today & Tomorrow and an Ambassador for The Mix Charity. She joins Medical Aid Films at an exciting time to help develop, execute and realise our ambitious growth strategy.
Nicky Wynne is Director of Development at St Paul’s Cathedral. Previously she worked as Managing Director for Global Fund for Children (GFC) where her remit included establishing and supporting satellite fundraising offices in India, Hong Kong and London. At GFC, one of her most memorable and moving experiences was working in India and gaining a deeper knowledge of the challenges in tackling sex trafficking. Whilst working at Mission to Seafarers (MtS) she established a Singapore fundraising office and lived there over a 4 year period. Her work for MtS gave her the opportunity to learn of the hardships seafarers and their families endured first hand when she spent time working with stranded seafarers in anchorage off of Fujairah. During her time at MtS she led a ‘Row Around Singapore In 24 Hours’ Fundraising challenge event that gained extensive global TV coverage, involved over 120 corporate companies and raised £2m. Whilst working at St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group she set up and ran offices in Brussels, London and Jerusalem. Whilst there, her involvement in an extensive multi million pound capital build project and a diabetic retinopathy programme led her to be awarded a medal by HM The Queen for strategic and creative fundraising success. When not thinking about strategic fundraising and its impact Nicky is either in the gym, cooking or doing art.
Alex is an education and publishing consultant with particular expertise in the developing world. Formerly a senior manager at Pearson with responsibility for African and Middle Eastern markets, Alex has also worked as a Publishing Director across print and digital. Recently his work has involved global projects with UNICEF and other partners to improve the quality of education for children displaced by crisis.
Jeeves is a GP registrar in Hackney, East London. He graduated from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2013 with an MBBS and has a masters in Medical Education. Alongside this he is a CQC special advisor. He is the former Chair of the BMA Junior doctors committee, having successfully led Junior Doctors to a negotiated contract deal in 2019, ending the longstanding Junior Doctor dispute.
Rania is a Strategy & Corporate Development Professional with experience designing and implementing strategic growth plans. She has held advisory (consulting and investment banking) and in-house roles in the healthcare and education sector in New York, London and Dubai. Rania graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and from Columbia University with a Master of Public Health and Master of Business Administration.
Matt Jackson is Director of the London Office for UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. Matt was previously a diplomat at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) working on international development, climate change and multilateralism including at the UK Mission to the United Nations in New York where he negotiated the Sustainable Development Goals, and as Chief of Staff to the UK Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative on Climate Change. His career has focussed on delivering gender equality, human rights programmes, sustainable development, and the transition to green economies at UNFPA, the FCO, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, and the UK Department for the Environment (Defra).
Lucie Byrne-Davis is a Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Manchester and an HCPC registered Health Psychologist. Her research and practice are about translating health psychology to support behaviour change, with a focus on health worker behaviours. She has had funding from a variety of sources, including the NIHR, Health Education England and Royal Societies / learned bodies. She is responsible for the behavioural and social sciences education of the undergraduate medical students at University of Manchester. She holds a Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Authority and a Fellowship of the European Health Psychology Society, where she is chair of the UN committee. She is co-founder and director of The Change Exchange, a collaborative of health psychology professionals who work to understand, drive and evaluate behaviour change within health partnerships between U.K. and low and middle- income country health organisations. In response to Covid-19, she co-founded The Health Psychology Exchange, a collaborative of health psychology professionals volunteering and working to support public health, health and care during covid. She has published widely, including peer reviewed academic publications, policy briefs and other translational materials, such as The Cards for Change, which help people to learn about and use behaviour change techniques in their training or conversations.