New Trustee joins the Board of Our Future Health

News – 23 September 2022
Our Future Health welcomes Professor Ciaran Martin to our Board of Trustees.

Role of the Board of Trustees

Our Future Health is governed by a Board of Trustees, which is responsible for the policies, activities and assets of Our Future Health and provides strategic leadership. Trustees serve on the Board in a voluntary capacity and do not receive remuneration. 

By expanding our Board of Trustees, we’re bringing in additional skills, new ideas and diverse, independent perspectives to support the scale-up of our programme and to guide us through the years ahead.

Professor Ciaran Martin, CB

Ciaran is Professor of Practice at the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford. A graduate of Oxford’s Hertford College himself, he held senior positions in the UK civil service for 15 years. In 2013, Ciaran led cyber security operations within the UK Government, becoming the founder and Chief Executive of the National Cyber Security Centre. This formed part of GCHQ, the intelligence and security agency, on whose board he sat.

Welcoming Ciaran as a Trustee, Andrew Roddam, CEO of Our Future Health, said:

“We’re so pleased to have Ciaran joining our Board of Trustees. His wealth of knowledge and experience in cyber security will be immensely helpful to our research programme, as we collect and protect the health information of millions of volunteers to create a truly detailed picture of people’s health.”

Our governance

Our Board of Trustees and Executive Team are supported by a range of advisory boards that provide expert guidance on important aspects of our programme, including ethics, science, diversity and technology. 

More details about these groups and our wider governance structure can be read here.