The Board of Trustees is responsible for the governance of Medical Aid Films, bringing expertise from a range of professional areas and sectors.

Aude Thibaut de Maisieres (Chair)


Aude is an entrepreneur and advisor to tech start-ups. She is a co-Founder of Sonic Womb, a research collaboration with UCL which aims to understand and recreate the sound in utero in order to improve neonatal incubators for premature babies. She sits on the investment committee of Brussels-based Innovation Fund, a seeder of early stage chemicals and life sciences start-ups. She is passionate about women’s causes and for several years ran the London Chapter of Ellevate, the global professional network.

team_fwProfessor Eric Jauniaux (Co-Founder)

Eric is Professor of Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine at the EGA Institute for Women’s Health at Universal College London. Originally from Belgium, he is a medical doctor and has been an obstetrician and gynaecologist since 1992. He has acquired an international reputation for his research on the origin, diagnosis and treatment of placental-related pregnancy diseases, and has developed a special interest in the pathophysiology of early pregnancy failure and management of pregnancies resulting from artificial reproductive technology (ART). Eric is Associate Editor of Journal of Medical Screening, a scientific editor for the British Journal in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG), and has published 14 textbooks and 400 peer-reviewed articles including Cancer and Pregnancy and Embryonic Medicine and Therapy.

team_lbCharlotte Hull

Charlotte is Head of the Governance, Open Societies and Anti-Corruption Department at the Department for International Development (DfID). Mixing public sector leadership and media, she has worked in a number of leadership roles, as Head of UN Commonwealth Department at DFID, Head of Communications and Education at SCIAF, Chief Executive of Shakespeare Schools Foundation and as General Secretary of leading UK INGO coalition BOND. Previous roles also include VSO Country Director for Malawi and Country Director for BBC Media Action in Bangladesh. Charlotte also previously served on the Board of PLAN UK.

Christelle Kupa

Mrs Christelle Kupa is a well rounded trilingual professional with over 15 years of experience within international and culturally diverse organisations in financial services. Broad- based experience combining investment banking, alternative investment, and development finance. Belgian national from Congolese descent, based in London, Mrs Christelle Kupa is dedicated to advance sustainable capitalism and inclusive society. She is a global impact investor and active advocate, with multidisciplinary experience in sustainable finance, cross-border investing, economic development and philanthropy across Africa.

team_jgMichael de Lathauwer

Michael is the CEO of the Cardano Group, the Pension focussed Risk and Investment Management firm. Before joining Cardano, Michael worked at Goldman Sachs in New York, London, Hong Kong and Singapore 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.

team_jgDr Johann Malawana

Johann is the Lead for Education and Training for the Healthcare UK at The Department of International Trade. Johann is also the Founder and Director of The Healthcare Leadership Academy as well as Founder and CEO of Medics.Academy – a technology company that is changing the way healthcare professionals are learning and training across the globe.
Johann is a former chair of the Junior Doctors Committee of the British Medical Association, a member of board of Directors of the General Medical Council, the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board and a council member of the British Medical Association. He has held a variety of Leadership roles in Healthcare and the NHS over 15 years.
As a result of all this, Johann developed a strong representative and leadership reputation. Johann served as an advisor on several reviews of the medical education environment in his career.

team_hcGerri McHugh

Gerri is Director of the Global Health Film initiative, Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and President of the Federation of European Societies of Tropical Medicine and International Health. Her academic interests include sexual war crime, with a focus on male victims and female perpetrators. She is a founding member of the Global Health Film initiative and has a long-standing interest and involvement in the role of film as a catalyst for change.

Alex Moore

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.

María González Ordóñez

María is Legal Director at Google heading up legal teams in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Israel and Sub-Saharian Africa. Before joining Google, she was the second lawyer to join Skype where she dealt with with all the legal aspects of the growing start-up. María also worked in the London and New York offices of O’Melveny & Myers LLP where she was a member of the International Dispute Resolution Practice Group. María has been awarded the Iberian Lawyer’s 40 under Forty Award and joined the Legal 500 GC Powerlist for Iberia in 2017. She is a qualified lawyer in Spain, NY and England and Wales and has Masters of Law (LL.M) from Columbia University in New York.

Sarah Watson (Honorary Treasurer)

Sarah is a highly experienced and versatile Finance professional, having worked in the sector for over 20 years earning her ACMA/CGMA qualifications. During this time, she has integrated a commercial mindset with a financial sustainability focus. Sarah now works for Cochrane; a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers, and people interested in health. Cochrane is a not-for-profit organization with contributors from more than 130 countries working together to produce credible, accessible health information that is free from commercial sponsorship and other conflicts of interest. She is a Mentor for the Cherie Blair Women in Business Programme – a network set-up to provide women with the capability, confidence and capital to achieve.