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CaSE appoints new Trustees at the 2021 AGM

11 Nov 2021

We’re delighted to announce that Jane Hughes, Perdita Fraser and Kim Graham have been appointed to the CaSE Board of Trustees.

The CaSE Board has a vital role to play in helping set the strategic direction of CaSE and overseeing the good governance and financial management of the organisation. 

The appointments took place at yesterday’s CaSE AGM, which included an address by the Executive Director on CaSE’s activities over the last year, as well as a financial report on the health of the organisation. The new Board members are as follows:

Perdita Fraser

Perdita has a portfolio of board roles across the private, public, charity and university sectors, with a specific interest in innovation, sustainability, partnerships and skills. Roles include chair of National Numeracy, NED at National Lottery Community Fund and the University of Edinburgh. A former JP Morgan investment banker, she has 15+ years experience in US and UK cleantech and 30 years’ involvement with several youth/employability charities. 

Kim Graham

Kim is a Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research, Innovation and Enterprise at Cardiff University. She has previously held leadership positions for grant funders and organisations, including the role of Deputy Chair for the MRC Non-Clinical Career Development and Training Panel and panel member for REF 2014 UoA4.  Kim is a member of the UKRI MRC Council, the Wales Science and Innovation Advisory Council and the HEFCW Research Committee. Kim gained her PhD at St John’s College, Cambridge University in 1995. She is co-author of the award winning book, The Evolution of Memory Systems.   

Jane Hughes

Jane is a communications consultant and journalist. She joined the Francis Crick Institute as Director of Communications and Public Engagement in 2018 after several years leading communications and engagement teams in health campaigning organisations. Before moving into communications, she worked as a BBC correspondent, covering health and medical research for a number of years.  

Hannah Kerr and Simon Jennings have stepped down from the Board having ended their term and are thanked for their valuable contribution to CaSE.

You can read CaSE Executive Director Professor Sarah Main’s report to the 2021 AGM here.