Our people

Our staff

TB Alert was launched in 1999 with a staff team of just two. The organisation has grown to a total of 10 staff – based mainly in our head office in Brighton, but also in satellite offices in London and Leeds. We are still a small organisation with a personal approach and committed, knowledgeable staff. Feel free to contact us to find out more about TB, our work, or how you could support TB Alert:

Mike Mandelbaum
Chief Executive

UK Programmes

Rachel Dukes
UK Programme Director

Ikenna Obianwa
Community Development Officer (South and East, based in London)

International Programmes

Sameer Sah
International Programme Director

Kate Beavis
Programme Officer

Fundraising

Giles Witcomb
Development Director

Amanda Hyatt
Major Gifts Manager

Communications

Julie Wilton
Communications Manager

Administration and Finance

John Ramsay
Finance and Administration Manager

Ally Gill
Finance and Administration Assistant

Our Trustees

Vice Presidents

  • Dr Kenneth Citron
  • Professor John M Grange
  • Dame Margaret Turner-Warwick

Patrons

  • Lord Kilpatrick of Kincraig
  • Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

Trustees

Honorary President 1999 – 2009

Sir John Crofton
As Professor of Respiratory Diseases and Tuberculosis at Edinburgh University in the 1950s – a place and time in which TB was the leading cause of death in young people – Sir John led the team responsible for bringing TB under control. His ‘Edinburgh Method’ was the first demonstration of mass control of TB, which was subsequently instituted in 23 European countries. Sir John was a leader in the work of the World Health Organisation, a celebrated author and an influential teacher. Sir John was knighted in 1977 and awarded the Union Medal in 2005 by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, for his contributions to TB control. To the end of his life in 2009, at the age of 97, Sir John continued as a tireless campaigner on TB issues and fundraiser for TB Alert.

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