Chairman of Trustees
Mike has an Economics degree from Cambridge. He joined chartered accountants KPMG in 1971 and remained with them until 1998, the last 10 years as Southampton office senior partner. Since then he has been a non-executive chairman or director of a number of public and private companies. He is a non-executive director of Falkland Islands Holdings plc and of Amati VCT 2 plc and Treasurer of the University of Southampton.
Mike is married with 4 adult children. He enjoys mountain walking and scrambling, travel, golf, skiing and reading.
Career: Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (since September 1999) and Head of the School of Medicine (since January 2004) at the University of Southampton. In August 2010, he was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. He studied Medicine at the University of Edinburgh and received postgraduate training in reproductive medicine in Edinburgh, Melbourne and Cambridge.
His clinical and research interests have included studies of the causes and treatments of menstrual disorders, the assessment of guidelines for the treatment of sub-fertility in primary care, and more recently, investigation of the maternal environment in early pregnancy and mechanisms underlying the developmental origins of adult disease.
Educated King Edward VI School, Southampton.
Business Interests: Joined Burnett Swayne chartered accountants, Southampton in 1962 as articled clerk. Became a partner in 1972, retiring in December 2001. Currently working part time with several directorships.
Trustee of Wessex Cancer Trust.
Recreation: Interested in most sports. Walking
Geoffrey qualified as a barrister in 1970 and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1993. He held office in Guernsey successively as HM Comptroller (Solicitor General) 1992-99, HM Procureur (Attorney General) and HM Receiver General 1999-2002. He holds honorary doctorates of laws from the University of Bournemouth (2006) and the University of Southampton (2009).
He was Deputy Bailiff of Guernsey 2002-05 and Bailiff from 2005 until March 2012.
Geoffrey is married with two sons.
Biography: Viscount of the Royal Court of Jersey, 1981;
Judicial Greffier, 1997;
Joint author of Jersey Insolvency Law and Asset Tracking, 3rd Edition 2006
Business interests: Insolvency law; Dissemination of legal information; Strategic and performance management
Recreations: Literature, art, music, Arsenal FC, tennis, running
Currently Head of Innovation and Development at NHS Education South Central, Fleur was previously Director of Learning and Development at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Before that, she was Head of Physiotherapy in the University of Southampton at which time she was also a member of the Wessex Medical Trust Scientific Advisory Committee
After service with the RNVR, Sir Christopher became a chartered surveyor and agricultural engineer and spent a signifcant amount of his career with property companies. He subsequently progressed to directorships and chairmanships of a large number of listed companies whilst also holding positions with charitable, advisory, educational, philanthropic and regulatory bodies. He remains very active in a number of business and other fields. He was previously a Trustee of Wessex Medical Trust from 2000 until 2006
Peter was appointed the representative of the University of Southampton on the Trustee Board in July 2011. Having obtained a PhD from the University of Aberdeen in 1980, he held a number of appointments at the University of Cambridge until 1992 when he moved to the United States. There, he held a variety of academic and related posts at institutions in the Massachusetts area before his appointment as Professor and first Director of the Institute for Life Sciences at Southampton in 2011. Peter has published widely on biomedical topics.
Luke was appointed Chairman of the Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust in 2005 and re-appointed for a further four year term in 2009. He has been a non-executive director in the NHS since 1988, first in Winchester and later, in East London, as Deputy Chairman of Barts and The London NHS Trust. In the commercial sector Luke has held senior managemetn appointments at LLoyds TSB and BT and was Chief Executive of the Mortgage Board. More recently, he was Compliance Director of the Royal Mail Group. Luke lives in Great Durnford near Salisbury.
After retiring as a GP in Salisbury, Beth was chairman of the very successful WMR volunteer group in Salisbury for a number of years. She now devotes much of her time and expertise to the enhancement of medical services at Salisbury District Hospital.