Through the valuable leadership and counsel of the Board of Trustees, Sabin Foundation Europe works to raise awareness and funding in the UK and across Europe to combat diseases of poverty. The activism and generosity of the Board of Trustees has been vital to Sabin Foundation Europe’s success to date.

James Beery
Senior of Counsel, Covington & Burling

John Cummins
Group Treasurer, Royal Bank of Scotland

Jeremy Lefroy
Member of Parliament, Stafford Constituency,
House of Commons

 

James Beery
Senior of Counsel, Covington & Burling

Mr. Beery joined the Sabin Foundation Europe Board of Trustees in February 2014.

Currently, Mr. Beery is Senior of Counsel in Covington & Burling’s London office, where his practice focuses on corporate, commercial, and regulatory issues facing pharmaceutical and other life sciences companies. Mr. Beery’s decades of experience in the life sciences industry also includes serving as SVP and General Counsel of GlaxoSmithKline plc in London, and as a non-executive director on a number of European and U.S. life sciences corporate boards.

Before joining Covington & Burling in 2002, Mr. Beery practiced law in London, New York and Tokyo. He is a member of the State Bars of New York and California. He attended Harvard College and Stanford Law School.


John Cummins
Group Treasurer, Royal Bank of Scotland

Mr. Cummins joined the Sabin Foundation Europe Board of Trustees in January 2013. Mr. Cummins is currently the Group Treasurer of the Royal Bank of Scotland. He has more than 20 years of experience in the treasury and finance industry, including serving as a Director of the International Finance Facility for Immunisation Company (IFFIm) which has raised more than USD $4 billion for vaccines for the developing world. In addition to Mr. Cummins’ position as Royal Bank of Scotland’s Group Treasurer, he is also a member of the Group’s Management Committee and Finance Executive Committee.  In his previous role, Mr. Cummins managed the Treasury function for Standard Life Assurance Group.  He also filled the role of Finance Director, Standard Life Bank on an interim basis.

Mr. Cummins holds a Master of Arts in Modern History from Oxford University and a Master of Business Administration from Bradford University.


Jeremy Lefroy
Member of Parliament, Stafford Constituency, House of Commons

A qualified chartered accountant, Jeremy has a background in manufacturing, international trade and agriculture.

From 1989 to 2000, he and his family lived in Tanzania where he worked in the coffee industry. On returning to the UK, he worked assisting smallholder farmers in East Africa, until his election to Parliament in 2010. He believes in tackling poverty through enterprise and job creation and founded Equity for Africa (www.equityforafrica.org) which provides equity-type funding for small businesses. In 2010 he helped to establish the charity Stafford Works, which promotes apprenticeships, job creation and entrepreneurship in Stafford constituency.

Jeremy’s involvement in politics stems from a desire to see people have the opportunity to make the most of their lives. He has served as a councillor and as cabinet member for resources in Newcastle-under-Lyme, before fighting the 2005 General Election in the seat. In 2007, he was selected for Stafford constituency and was elected as Member of Parliament on May 6th 2010.

He has served on the Independent Monitoring Board of a Young Offenders Institution and as a school governor; assists a local church youth group and enjoys playing and writing music, football, cricket, badminton and hill walking in the little spare time he has.

Jeremy has been elected to the International Development Selected Committee, where he serves as one of 11 members and he has also served on the Health and Social Care Bill Committee. You can read more about his work in Parliament at www.jeremylefroy.org.uk.


 

 

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