Trustees

As well as Chair of Rank Prize, Stuart is a Director of the Rank Foundation. He brings a wealth of experience in making grants through family and corporate trusts and foundations.

Professor Donal D. C. Bradley CBE FRS FInstP FIET FRSA

Donal is best known for his research on soluble semiconductor materials physics and device engineering. He is Vice President for Research and Distinguished Professor, Materials Physics & Device Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).

Professor Cyrus Cooper OBE, MA, DM, FRCP, FFPH, FMedSci

Cyrus leads an internationally competitive programme of research into the epidemiology of musculoskeletal disorders. He is Professor of Rheumatology and Director of the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton, and Professor of Musculoskeletal Science at the University of Oxford.

Andrew Cowen is a grandchild of Lord Rank. He is chairman of the Biopharma Group, a leading international provider of  stabilisation process development and manufacturing services for large molecule therapeutics, diagnostics and scaffolds.

Julia’s research career has advanced our understanding of molecular structure and dynamics in polymers by applying scattering techniques, notably neutron scattering. She is an Emeritus Professor of Polymer Science in the Department of Chemical Engineering in Imperial College, London.

Dr. Claire Madden-Smith is a seasoned executive with a proven track record in transforming scientific innovation into commercially viable services. She has recently transitioned to strategic consultancy and currently serves as a Non-exec Director with BDD Ltd. in Scotland, and advises and mentors several companies in the pharmaceutical and private equity sectors.

John’s research is focused on understanding how eating patterns influence risks of age-related diseases. He is Professor of Human Nutrition, Director of the Human Nutrition Research Centre and Director of the Centre for Healthier Lives at Newcastle University. John is also Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Nutrition and an Honorary Fellow of The Nutrition Society.

Joey is Chair of The Rank Foundation. He was previously Chair of independent media company CTVC and Director of Barrydale Limited.

Carol is the eldest of Lord Rank’s grandchildren. In addition to raising a family, she was on the committee for Macmillan Cancer Support for Leicestershire and Rutland for many years, and continues to be active with Riding for the Disabled (RDA).

Professor Sir William Wakeham FREng, FInst P, FIET, FIChemE, DSc, PhD, D.Ed.

Professor Wakeham is best known for his work in the field of transport processes and thermodynamics, for which he has received numerous awards. He is Emeritus Professor of Engineering at the University of Southampton and Visiting Professor at Imperial College London.