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.

John Cummins
Chairman, Sabin Foundation Europe
Group Treasurer, Royal Bank of Scotland

James Beery
Senior of Counsel, Covington & Burling

Rt Hon Baroness Helene Hayman GBE
Member of Parliament
House of Lords

Cecile Hillary
Managing Director and Co-Head of Financial Institutions for Debt Capital Markets in Europe
Morgan Stanley

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

 

John Cummins
Chairman of the Board

Group Treasurer, Royal Bank of Scotland

Mr. Cummins joined the Sabin Foundation Europe Board of Trustees in January 2013 and was appointed Chairman of the Board, Sabin Foundation Europe in 2015. 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.


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.


Rt Hon Baroness Helene Hayman GBE
Member of Parliament, House of Lords

Rt Hon Baroness Helene Hayman GBE serves as the Vice-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases.  From 2006 to 2011, Baroness Hayman served as the first elected Lord Speaker of the House of Lords, the upper chamber of the UK Parliament. She previously served as a Government Minister of State, and began her parliamentary career in the House of Commons in 1974. While raising a family in the intervening period, Baroness Hayman was a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Ethics Committee for 15 years and a member of the University College of London’s Committee on Ethics of Clinical Investigation. Former public service roles also include the inaugural Chairmanship of Cancer Research UK, the largest charity in the United Kingdom; and of the Human Tissue Authority, including membership of the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority; and while Lord Speaker, President of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. She is currently chair of Cambridge University Health Partners. 


Cecile Hillary
Managing Director and Co-Head of Financial Institutions for Debt Capital Markets in Europe, Morgan Stanley
 

Cecile Hillary is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and Co-Head of Financial Institutions for Debt Capital Markets in Europe, based in London. She joined Morgan Stanley in 2010. She personally covers a number of large UK, Irish and German banks on debt products. Prior to this she worked at JPMorgan for 13 years in roles including securitisation, capital markets, advisory and derivatives. She represents Morgan Stanley on the board of Opportunity Now (gender diversity in the work place), and sits on Morgan Stanley European Diversity Action Council. She graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and ESSEC business school in France. She lives in London with her husband, three sons and stepson.


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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