Our Members

Cancer Research UK’s constitution provides for the appointment of 100 Members of the charity. Members are similar to the shareholders of a company.

They are entitled to attend all general meetings of Cancer Research UK (including the AGM) and their most significant formal duty is the election of Trustees.

When Cancer Research UK was formed in 2002 the Trustees, who were the original 20 founding Members of the charity, appointed a further 60 Members, bringing the total to 80. Below is a list of our current 90 Members, including the Trustees.

Together the Members embody a broad range of relevant skills, experience and backgrounds, from business and the arts, finance, science and health care. They are chosen not to represent particular fields, but as individuals who are supportive of the aims and objects of the charity.

Some of the Members were previously formally associated with the Cancer Research Campaign and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund and because they were enthusiastic in their support of the new charity were invited to maintain a connection with it.

Others were selected by the new Cancer Research UK Trustee body because of their interest in or knowledge of cancer research and associated health issues and because of their sympathy with the aims of the charity.

The following are currently Members of CR-UK

  • Bayo Adelaja
  • Carol Arrowsmith
  • Anne Baldock LLB
  • Wendy Becker BA MBA
  • Professor Sir John Bell GBE FRS FMedSci
  • Professor Doctor Anton Berns FAACR
  • Professor Sir Adrian Bird CBE FRS FRSE
  • Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz MA PhD FRS FRCP FMedSci
  • Carolyn Bradley MA (Cantab)
  • Catherine Brown LLB(Hons)
  • Helen Calcraft BA(Hons) MBA
  • Peter Chambré 
  • Sir Ian Michael Cheshire
  • Katherine Coates
  • Simon Collins BA FCA
  • Professor Suzanne Cory AC PhD FAA FRS
  • Sherry Coutu CBE
  • Keith Craig
  • Professor Adrian Crellin CBE MA FRCR FRCP
  • James Crosby BA
  • David Dangoor CBE DL
  • Professor Dame Sally Davies GCB DBE FMedSci FRS
  • Tracy De Groose OBE JP DL
  • Lord Deighton KBE
  • Dr Robert Easton BSc ARCS DPhil FCGI
  • Professor Diana Eccles MD FRCP
  • Sir John Egan DL FRAeS FCIT FCIPS
  • Professor Alexander Eggermont MD PhD
  • Edward James (Jim) Elliott PhD
  • Lord Fink of Northwood
  • Professor The Rt Hon Baroness Finlay of Llandaff FRCP FRCGP FMedSci FHEA FLSW
  • Professor Dame Amanda Fisher DBE FRS FMedSci
  • Douglas Flint CBE 
  • Michael Francis Geoghegan CBE
  • Richard Gnodde
  • Professor Peter Goodfellow DPhil FRS
  • Sir Michael Gooley CBE 
  • Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint
  • Professor Sue Griffiths DCR(T) HDCR(T) FCR(Hon) Bed (Hon) MRCR  PhD
  • Sam Gyimah
  • Professor Sir Stephen T Holgate CBE FMedSci
  • Alison Howe BSc (Hons)
  • Professor Nic Jones PhD FMedSci
  • Professor Pamela Kearns PhD FRCPCH
  • Professor Sir Bruce Keogh KBE
  • Professor Jonathan K C Knowles
  • Sir Harpal Kumar FMedSci FRCRm FACP(UK) MA MEng MBA DSc (Hon)
  • Professor Sir Alan Langlands FRSE Hon FMedSci
  • Dr Melanie G Lee CBE BSc DSc(Hon) FMedSci
  • Oscar M Lewisohn FCIB
  • David Lindsell FCA
  • Charles Manby MBE MA MBA
  • Professor Sir Alex Markham DSc FRCP FRCPath FMedSci
  • Roger Matthews ACA BSocSci
  • Jill May BEM
  • Dr Ruth McKernan CBE FMedSci
  • Judith Mellor OBE
  • Stephanie Moore MBE
  • Sir David K Newbigging OBE
  • Sir Paul Nurse FRS
  • Dame Bridget Ogilvie AC DBE FRS
  • Andrew Palmer FCA
  • Dr Keith F Palmer OBE
  • Lady Hayat Palumbo
  • Professor Sir Keith Peters GBE FRCP FRS FMedSci
  • Sir Joseph Pilling KCB
  • Professor Sir Bruce Ponder FRCP FMedSci FRS
  • Michael Pragnell CBE MA MBA
  • Kate Reardon
  • Dr Andrew Richards CBE FRSC
  • Professor Sir Michael Richards CBE MD FRCP
  • Gerald M Ronson CBE Hon DCL Hon PhD
  • Professor Dame Nancy J Rothwell DBE DSc FRS FMedSci FRSB
  • Alfred Samuels
  • Professor Peter Selby CBE DSc MD FRCP FRCR FACP(UK) FEACS FMedSci
  • Joanne Shaw
  • Rob Smith CB
  • Pascal Soriot Esq.
  • Derek C Stewart OBE
  • Clive Strowger OBE FCA
  • Professor Jeffrey Tobias MD FRCP FRCR
  • The Hon Mrs Felicity Waley-Cohen CBE
  • Sir Mark Walport FRS FMedSci Hon FRSE
  • Sir Guy Weston 
  • Professor Moira Whyte OBE PhD FRCP FRCPE FMedSci FRSE
  • Roger Wilson CBE Hon MD Hon LLD
  • Professor The Lord Winston of Hammersmith FMedSci FREng FRSB DSc
  • Sir Andrew Witty
  • Lady Wolfson of Marylebone
  • Polly Wood MBE

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