Mr Tom Amies, Chairman
Tom Amies is Group CFO of The Doctors Laboratory (TDL); the UK’s largest independent provider of laboratory diagnostics services to the NHS and private sector with over 30 laboratories and 2,200 staff in the UK.
Before joining TDL he was Group Finance Director of the Howard Group – a Cambridge based private equity and real estate group. He has 3 years’ experience as head of finance of an AIM-listed NewMedia Spark PLC and 10 years’ experience in M&A with a focus in health and pharma sectors. Tom qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deliotte in London, he is a graduate of Cambridge University and a former Great Britain and Boat Race oarsman. He is married to Cecilia and they have three children.
Mr David Alderson
David Alderson is a Director at Cogentia Healthcare, a life sciences consultancy based in Cambridge, UK. The focus of the business is health, economic and market access consulting to the pharmaceutical industry. David’s life science’s career over the last 27 years has spanned roles within a number of the major pharmaceutical companies including GSK, Novartis and Medimmune (AZ). He has an MBA from Cranfield; a postgraduate Marketing Diploma (Chartered Institute of Marketing) and is also a Chartered Engineer (IMechE). David is married to Lizzie and they have three children.
Mrs Tolu Anifalaje
Tolulope (Tolu) Anifalaje studied Law at University College London and following qualification as a Solicitor, worked in the private sector in London for several years. On relocating to Cambridge, she became Group Solicitor for East Anglia offices of her firm. During a career break, Tolu served as a trustee for several charities within Cambridge. She returned to her career in 2019 and currently manages the Housing Legal Team at a London based Local Authority. She is married to Busoye and they have two children.
Mrs Felicity Hough
Felicity Hough practised as a Property Solicitor in London for ten years. During that time she made three visits to Uganda leading a team of eight supporting the Diocesan Youth work. These experiences inspired her to retrain as a Religious Studies teacher at Homerton College. In addition to teaching, Felicity has been an A Level examiner with OCR, a Governor of a maintained school when it became an Academy, and Governor of a prep school. Between retiring and the beginning of the Covid pandemic she was an Education Consultant, supporting families from overseas in finding the best schools for their children in the UK. She ran a virtual summit entitled Knowing Culture for Better Education 2020. In March 2021, she married Geoffrey. An added delight has been becoming a step-mother and step-grandmother.
Revd Dr Rob McDonald
Rob McDonald is the Academic Dean and Tutor in Christian Doctrine at Ridley Hall, an Anglican theological college in Cambridge. Following roles in scientific research and financial services marketing, he spent two years working for Holy Trinity Brompton church in central London. During his time at HTB he was accepted to train for ordination in the Church of England, moving to Ridley Hall where he studied theology at the University of Cambridge as part of his preparation for ministry. He served for three years as a curate in St George’s, Shrewsbury, before returning to Ridley to teach. Rob is married to Anna and they have three children. He enjoys cycling slowly up long mountain roads, a pastime that is difficult to indulge in Cambridge!
Mrs Catherine (Cat) Meakin
Cat Meakin studied Experimental Psychology at Oxford before going to Ridley Hall Theological College Cambridge to train for ordination including completing a Theology Degree at Selwyn College. In 2003 she started work at Holy Trinity Church, Cambridge where she served her curacy as the Children’s, Youth and Student Pastor until 2010 when her daughter was born. She returned to Holy Trinity Church as the Children’s Pastor in 2017. She is married to Rick and they have two children.