Janice Hughes, President

Janice Hughes portraitJanice Hughes is an economist with many years of experience in fixed and mobile telecommunications, media, sports and film industries. She’s worked all over the world on small-scale income generating projects in places such as Mali, Senegal, Burkina Faso and the Pacific Islands as well as on intermediate technology projects in Kenya, Zambia, Malawi and Botswana. She’s also worked for the UNHCR on refugee projects in Sudan, Ethiopia, Angola and the DRC. Janice is an adviser to several government bodies and has been instrumental in influencing telecoms and media policies worldwide. She’s published several books and studies on the converging media, film, digital and software sectors and has an MA in Economics from Cambridge University.

Lord Rogers of Riverside

Richard RogersRichard Rogers is one of the world’s foremost living architects. He was awarded the Légion d’Honneur in 1986, knighted in 1991 and made a life peer in 1996. In 1995 he was the first architect invited to give the BBC Reith Lectures and in 1998 was appointed by the Deputy Prime Minister to chair the government’s Urban Task Force. He was chief architecture advisor to the former Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, and has also advised his predecessor, Boris Johnson. Richard Rogers is best known for such pioneering buildings as the Centre Pompidou, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg and the Millennium Dome in London. In 2008 he was made a Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour.

Robert Lion

Robert Lion portraitRobert Lion grew up in Paris, where he began his career advising on behalf of the General Inspectorate of Finance, before taking up a role as Head of Housing with the French Government in 1969. This led to his appointment as Chief of Staff to the French Prime Minister, Pierre Mauroy, in 1981. From 1982, Lion spent a decade as the President of the financial institution Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC). From 1991, he was the founder of Médecins du Monde France’s Donors’ Committee and served as its President until 1997. His current positions include Member of the Paris Council, Chair of the Economic Development Agency for Paris (ARD), and Chair of the development NGO, Agrisud International.

Mr Tim Dudderidge

Tim Dudderidge portraitTim Dudderidge is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at University Hospital Southampton. He is a specialist in the area of uro-oncology, including cancers of the prostate and bladder, as well as an expert in pioneering surgical methods such as laparoscopy and robotic prostatectomy. He is a recipient of a Travelling Fellowship from the Urology Foundation, through which he is further developing his training in robotic surgical techniques with experts at the prestigious Karolinksa Institute in Sweden. Committed to training the next generation of medical professionals, he is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Pathology at University College London NHS Foundation Trust and regularly teaches on their MSc course in urology.

Dr Fozia Hamid

Fozia Hamid portrait.Fozia qualified in medicine from Kings College London with subsequent training in internal medicine and general practice. She has a Master's in public health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and holds the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP UK) and Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) qualifications. Alongside her clinical work as a GP, she is an honorary clinical research fellow at Imperial College London, and was previously awarded a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) fellowship. Having volunteered on health and social projects in Pakistan and the South Bronx, she is now a regular volunteer doctor at our London clinic and the clinical governance lead on the Doctors of the World UK board.

Dr Alexander van Tulleken

Xand van Telleken portrait.Alexander (Xand) graduated from Oxford University in 2002 and has since combined NHS work with global health work and is well-known television presenter. After completing a Diploma in Tropical Medicine in 2005 he worked for Médecins du Monde in Darfur. He later worked with relief agency Merlin and has maintained a keen interest in humanitarian issues. Xand is Academic Director and Helen Hamlyn Senior Fellow at The Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs, Fordham University.

Dr Christoffer van Tulleken

Chris van Tulleken portrait.Chris is an infectious diseases expert and well-known television presenter. He graduated from Oxford University in 2002 and holds a Master’s in Public Health from Harvard University where he studied as a Fulbright Scholar. In 2008 Chris worked in Myanmar in the response to the Cyclone Nargis disaster. In addition to his many academic publications, he has written for The Times and the BBC. He’s currently a Clinical Research Fellow at University College London.

Dr Serge Lipski

Serge Lipski portraitSerge Lipski was a radiologist specialised in paediatrics before getting involved with Doctors of the World. He became volunteer, coordinator and finally co-lead for our support programme for hospitalised children in a network of paediatric hospitals in Paris. His commitment to children’s healthcare rights led him to manage a think-tank on vulnerable children and to join a working group on unaccompanied foreign minors. He’s also the focal person for the Sexual and Reproductive Health group whose work is centred on issues related to unwanted pregnancies and gender-based violence.

Jill Whitehouse

Jill Whitehouse portrait.Jill Whitehouse is a solicitor by background, working for many years as a partner in two City law firms acting for major corporates around the world but also advising a number of charities in various sectors. She is now General Counsel to leading international legal recruitment consultancy Shilton Sharpe Quarry and a director of a leading German B2B publishing business. She currently chairs the Dyslexia Teaching Centre Trust and has a particular interest in ensuring that people with learning difficulties have access to support. She has an MA in Law from Cambridge University.