Board of Trustees
Professor David Lalloo
Professor David Lalloo is LSTM’s Director since 1 January 2019.
Having undergone initial training in Newcastle upon Tyne, David Lalloo trained in General (Internal) Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, spending three years in Papua New Guinea. He undertook clinical and laboratory research in Oxford before moving as Senior Lecturer to the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in 1999. Since then he has focused on clinical trials in the tropics, particularly in HIV related infections, malaria and envenoming. He currently has collaborations and studies in a number of countries including Malawi, Uganda, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Kenya, Nigeria, eSwatini (formerly known as Swaziland) and South Africa. He has worked with the MLW Programme(link is external)(opens in a new tab) in Malawi for almost twenty years. He holds an appointment as an Honorary Consultant at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and remains clinically active.
Prior to taking up the Directorship of LSTM in January 2019, David was Dean of Clinical Sciences and International Public Health and was Director of the Wellcome Trust Liverpool Glasgow Centre for Global Health Research and the Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD Programme. He has a strong interest in identifying and supporting young UK clinicians interested in tropical research and strengthening scientific capacity in resource poor settings. He continues to supervise PhD and MD students in a wide variety of infection related areas.
Jim has a background in technology and services where he works with a number of early stage companies both as an investor and mentor.
In his executive career, Jim was the Chief Operating Officer at Logica Plc having previously worked for GEC-Marconi and the Plessey Company.
He is currently the Senior Independent Director at Wessex Water and Chairman of the SS Great Britain Trust. Jim was previously Chair of Catch22 a social business he helped create in 2008 and Chairman of Azzurri Communications.
He also chaired the Senate at the University of East London and was a member of the Governments Senior Salaries Review Board and a Trustee of Co-operation Ireland.
Jim became Chair of LSTM on 1st February 2021.
Sue Russell is a solicitor specialising in mergers and acquisitions. She is a member of Hill Dickinson LLP, an international law firm based in Liverpool, which also has offices in Sheffield, Manchester, London, Piraeus, Monaco, Hong Kong and Singapore. Sue has served on the Board of Hill Dickinson for the last six years.
Sue advises public and private companies in the UK and overseas, principally in relation to acquisitions and disposals (M&A), and also with strategic commercial advice.
Sue graduated from Sheffield University with a law degree and also holds the Corporate Finance qualification issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Away from business, her interests are choral singing, football and cricket.
John has significant experience of advising clients on strategic, operational and transactional activity. As a partner at KPMG he led radical change, reshaping his business areas by merger, acquisition and significant recruitment. His career has taken him away from Liverpool to Manchester and across the north of England, before finishing in London but always maintaining his home in Liverpool.
John was recognised by his clients and colleagues as a forthright, clear thinker who takes a balanced and commercial view to problems and opportunities to generate innovative and executable solutions.
His client base included sizeable businesses such as Princes Foods, Bibby, Innospec, Arriva, Downing, United Utilities and Amec, a number of the national private equity community and several local entrepreneurial businesses including O’Hare Engineering, American Golf and Epichem.
As well as his longstanding commitment to St Edward’s College and his local church, John has non-executive positions in property and travel businesses.
Outside of work his passions include football, golf, reading and keeping up with his two grown up children.
Professor Steve Ward
Professor Ward is the Deputy Director and Walter Myers Professor of Parasitology at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM).
Steve has over 30 years’ experience in drug discovery, drug development and tropical pharmacology. After a year working as a Senior Research Fellow at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, Steve returned to Liverpool begin his UK academic career. Working initially as a Lecturer in Tropical Pharmacology at LSTM, Steve then held a number of senior research and teaching positions at the University of Liverpool before being awarded a Personal Chair in 1999. Steve returned to LSTM as Walter Myers Professor of Parasitology in 2000.
Steve is also currently Head of Drug Discovery at LSTM with a portfolio of antimalarial, anti-TB and antihelminthic and anti-bacterial drugs. He has delivered two molecules to full international registration, three molecules into human trials and a further four molecules through a completed full preclinical development. He had a key role in the Gates funded AWOL product discovery initiative and collaborates with Eisai Pharma, Japan supported through the GHIT initiative to develop new macrofilaricide drugs. His over-riding philosophy has always been to exploit the best science to deliver products that can improve the health of vulnerable populations.
During his career, Steve has established a significant number of international collaborative links with key organisations, including the Kenyan Medical Research Institute, Wellcome Trust Research Laboratories Kenya, Centre for Drug Research, University Sains Malaysia, Mahidol University Thailand, Thammassat University Thailand, Guangdong University of Technology China, GSK DDW Madrid, Astra Zeneca. He has a role as an external advisor in Translational Science to a number of international organisations including the Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) and the German Centre for Infection Research (DZIF).
Steve has received recognition for his work with the awards of the Dr Chitavat Sadavongvivad Memorial Medal from Thai Pharmacology Society (2010), Thompson Medal from the Royal Society for Chemistry (2011) and Sornchai Looareesuwan Medal from Mahidol University (2013).
Trovene joined CCCG in February 2020, a mere few weeks ahead of the global pandemic as the Head of HR Operations. She was promoted to the HR Director role in October 2022. Trovene brings a wealth of experience in HR from local government, education, private and the voluntary sector.
Trovene is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and recently completed an Executive MBA Programme.
Mark joined Edge Hill University as Pro Vice-Chancellor (External Relations) in August 2014. Before joining Edge Hill he was the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Regional Consultant for the North West. Prior to this he held a number of senior university roles including UK and international student recruitment, marketing and external affairs, enterprise and knowledge transfer, student services, development and alumni. He also jointly created and was a non-executive director of a university spin-out technology company. Originally with Unilever, Mark has also run his own business and been a Director of a Chamber of Commerce.
Andy L.D Wright
Andy Wright has 20 years of experience leading global health programmes improving the lives of people in the developing world. Andy’s early career includes project management of capital projects within the petrochemical construction industry, business development and project management consultancy.
Andy worked for the pharmaceutical company GSK from 1994 to 2019 in various roles, however from 2000 he joined the global programme to eliminate the tropical disease Lymphatic Filariasis (LF). Andy managed the donation of the medicine albendazole, which has now exceeded 8 billion doses to more than 80 countries, to combat LF and treat school-age children for intestinal worms.
As Vice President of Global Health Programmes at GSK, Andy was responsible for leading the team implementing GSK’s portfolio of donation and grant making programmes aimed at improving the health of underserved people in the developing world. These included the donation of albendazole for neglected tropical diseases, a partnership with Comic Relief to combat Malaria, a partnership with Save the Children improving the lives of children in Africa and Asia, training of health workers in 40 Least Developed Countries, partnerships to strengthen academic institutions, humanitarian response and programmes to improve access to medicines.
Andy has travelled extensively, in particular to many countries in the developing world, to visit programmes supported by GSK.
Andy retired from GSK in 2019 and is now Director of Wright Global Health Consulting, focusing on tropical diseases affecting people in the developing world.
Andy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Project Management.
Joanne is a Chartered Accountant providing financial advisory services to businesses across the North of England. Following graduation from Durham University, Joanne qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Grant Thornton before moving to the corporate finance department of Ernst & Young where she specialised in due diligence and independent financial reviews on behalf of banks, private equity houses and other large financial institutions in both the UK and Europe. Following a period working in industry, Joanne set up her own business, Crabtree Capital, in 2008 which provides retained financial advisory services, often in a non-executive director capacity, as well as specific assignments for companies across sectors including fintech, insurance services and hospitality and telecoms. Joanne became a Governor of Stonyhurst College in 2019.
Nyovani Janet Madise
Nyovani is currently Director of Research and Head of the Malawi office of the African Institute for Development Policy, whose headquarters is in Nairobi. She received her MSc and PhD from the University of Southampton and a Doctor of Science honorary degree from the University of Aberdeen.
Between 1994 and 2018, she was at the University of Southampton where she started as a lecturer, rising to Professor of Demography and Social Statistics. She also served as the University’s lead for Equality, Diversity, and Inclusivity, Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Human and Mathematical Science, and Director of the Centre for Global Health, Population, Poverty, and Policy. Nyovani also worked as a Lecturer at the University of Malawi between 1983 and 1994, and on secondment as a Senior Research Scientist at the African Population and Health Research Center in Kenya (2004-2007).
Nyovani has over 100 peer-reviewed publications on the social determinants of health in the specific areas of maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, food security, and nutritional status. In her current role, Nyovani’s focus is on promoting the use of evidence in decision-making in the public sector (where she is working with researchers and policymakers on effective strategies for policy engagement) and supporting countries to evaluate their progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
Professor Neil Squires
Professor Neil Squires is the Director of Global Operations at the UK Health Security Agency. UKHSA was created on 1st October 2021 when Neil’s previous role as Director of Global Public Health for Public Health England transferred in to UKHSA.
Appointed to his global role in PHE in 2017, Neil was previously the Head of Profession for Health in the Department for International Development and has spent the majority of his career working internationally, including living and working in Mozambique, Bangladesh, Malawi, and working with the European Commission in Brussels. Neil trained in medicine and then General Practice and completed the Diploma in Tropical Medicine at LSTM, prior to becoming a District Medical Officer in Malawi. He returned from Malawi to complete public health training in the North West, and joined the Department for International Development in 1997. Neil is the International Registrar of the UK Faculty of Public Health, and Honorary Professoressor in Global Health at Lincoln International Institute for Rural Health, University of Lincoln and has previously been a Board Member of the International NGO the Malaria Consortium.
Dr Helen Savage
Helen graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2011 and has since continued her postgraduate medical training in Bristol. In 2014 she first came to LSTM to study for the Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene after which she undertook a leadership fellowship in South Africa. In 2016 she became a member of the Royal College of Physicians and has also achieved a Masters in Global Health at the University of Manchester.
She is currently a Specialist Registrar in Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology in Bristol and is taking time out from medical training to undertake a PhD at LSTM. Her research focuses on Tuberculosis (TB) and how alternative sampling strategies and methodologies can be used to widen access to diagnostics, especially the use of self-testing. Following on from this she is also developing mathematical modelling to understand how the effects of missing samples from large data sets change our understanding of the spread of this disease, and where future sampling strategies should be focused. This year Helen was awarded the Liverpool Pandemic institute Student Excellence award for her PhD research so far.
Ingrid Etoke is a Senior Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation where she is responsible for the new products introduction and market dynamics of the Malaria product pipeline.
Before working at the foundation, Ingrid held several commercial roles in the pharmaceutical industry in Europe and Africa.
She started as a Product Manager in Sanofi (2004) and ended General Manager for GlaxoSmithKline in French West Africa (2014-2017)
Ingrid joined the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation in 2021 from IVCC where she was Senior Market Access Manager, developing access strategies for new products introduction.
In 2019, she appeared in Forbes Africa as a rising leader.
She holds Masters degrees in Biochemistry and International Marketing from Universite Scientifique et Technologique de Lille (France).
Away from business, her interests are fitness, baking and volunteer youth mentoring.
Sabina F Rashid
Dean and Director of the Centre of Excellence for Gender, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (CGSRHR)
Professor Rashid joined CGSRHR in 2004 when it was set up and was appointed Dean in 2013. She has a PhD, Masters and Bachelors in anthropology and public health from the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. Professor Rashid oversees the overall leadership and management of the School in its four core pillars (education, training, research, and advocacy) to inform practice and policies. She founded the Centre of Gender and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights at the School in 2008 and, in 2013, co-founded the Centre on Urban Equity and Health.
Her areas of research and teaching interests are ethnographic and qualitative research, with a focus on gender, health, human rights, and services amongst urban populations, adolescents, and marginalised groups in rural and urban Bangladesh. She is particularly interested in examining the impact of structural inequalities and inequities and intersectional factors that affect the ability of these populations to realise their health and rights and to find solutions to address these challenges.
During her career, she has been awarded over US$19 million in research/capacity building grants and has over 90 publications to date. She was awarded the 2018 Heroines of Health global award. She has led several multi-country research and capacity-building grants with the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), University of Amsterdam, Radboud University, EngenderHealth, Guttmacher Institute, African Population Health Research Centre, CREA, TARSHI, BRAC, Government of Bangladesh, national NGOs, and networks of marginalised communities.
Professor Rashid is a member of several national and international committees and working groups including Rockefeller-BU 3-D Commission led by Boston University, COVID-19 Research Roadmap Social Science Working Group, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, and the MRC Wellcome Trust Joint Health Systems Research Committee. She was a Visiting Scientist & Andelot Fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health from May to July 2022.
Catherine West MP
Catherine is the Labour MP for Hornsey & Wood Green and Shadow Foreign Minister (Asia and the Pacific). She was born in Australia and moved to London in 1998. Before being elected as an MP in 2015, Catherine was leader of Islington Council.
Catherine has taken on a number of roles in Parliament including Shadow Foreign Minister from October 2015 – June 2017 with responsibility for the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Oceania and the Overseas Territories and Shadow Sports Minister from January-April 2020. Catherine has also previously served as a member of the Parliamentary Select Committee on International Trade, the joint Committee on Arms Export Controls (September 2017 – March 2019) and member of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee (March-November 2019). In April 2020, Catherine was appointed to Labour’s front bench as Shadow Foreign Minister (Europe & Americas) and in December 2021 she moved within the Shadow Foreign Office Team to cover Asia and the Pacific.
Catherine is Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases, Deputy-Chair of the APPG on China and a Patron of Hong Kong Watch. In 2017 she established the first All-Party Parliamentary Group on Swimming, which she continues to Chair.
Einion Holland is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant with an MBA Honours from Manchester University’s Business School. He thrives in organisations when overseeing transformation, whether as a manager or in a voluntary capacity. He has served as a Magistrate and as a Chair of School Governors.
Articled in private practice in Llandudno, at a time when computers were in their infancy, he managed a computer bureaux providing a weekly payroll and monthly financial reports. He joined the Health Authority in the mid-1980s and became adept at providing complex models to support the financial consequences of strategic change with the centralisation processes moving to general hospitals and the closure of cottage hospitals. He then moved on to local government in 1988 progressing from liaison between the IT and accountancy department, to taking on the role of the accountant for the North Wales Police Force, and a plethora of other services including the Fire Service and Magistrates Committee, trading standards, planning etc.
In 1992 he was appointed Director of Finance at The Normal College which became independent under the Higher Education reforms of 1991 and in its short life, prospered in financial and cultural terms until its merger with the University of Wales Bangor to 1996. He managed two notable projects at this time including a significant refurbishment of the Hen Goleg a Grade II listed building in Bangor with a substantial Welsh Office grant and the rebuild of the Huw Owen building from insurance funds following a major fire. The Hen Goleg is an impressive building and was a major achievement.
Einion then became an Assistant Director of Estates at the University of Wales Bangor for the next six years where he refined the administration and financial processes for the facilities and building development teams. He joined LSTM in April 2001 and has been at the heart of the organisation’s transition to its current position. Einion is the Director of Strategic Operations as well as the Company Secretary and Clerk to the Board of Trustees.