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!
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.
Mr Douglas Leckie
Having read Modern History at Oxford University, Douglas taught History at Christ’s Hospital in West Sussex for two years before studying for a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Religious Studies) at Cambridge University. He then taught Religion and Philosophy at Longsands College in St Neots for one year, and Oakham School in Rutland for four years. After studying for a Diploma in Theology at Cambridge University, he worked in Cambridge for a year at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, before joining the civil service in 2011. Since then he has had a variety of policy and delivery roles at the Department for the Environment and the Department for Business, and is currently working on the government’s academies programme in the East of England for the Department for Education. Douglas is married to Katharine and they have four children.
Mr Ranald Macaulay
Ranald was born and educated in South Africa before doing a Law degree at Cambridge University followed by a BD (Hons) degree at Kings College, London. In the midst of this he was ordained as a Presbyterian pastor and served within two church plants, one in London and the other in Hampshire. He founded and co-directed the English branch of the L’Abri Fellowship in Greatham, Hants, and then Christian Heritage in Cambridge. Although officially retired for some time he continues to serve in various organisations in various capacities alongside his wife Susan. They have six children.
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.
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.