Our people

Our Trustees

  • Dr Martin Dedicoat (Interim Chair)
  • Robert Wilkinson (Secretary)
  • Dr Renu Bindra
  • Nic Coetzee
  • Professor Luis Cuevas
  • Jagjit Dosanjh-Elton
  • Paul Sommerfeld
  • Prabhakara Varma
  • Professor John Watson
  • Anna Watterson

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Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

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.