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Board of Trustees

FPM’s Board of Trustees is the body which has the general control and management of the administration of FPM.  As such, the members of the board are the charity trustees, and on taking up office take on responsibilities under charity law as well as duties in the running of FPM.  The trustees are also Directors of the Company and take on responsibilities under Company Law. Trustees have and must accept ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of a charity and ensuring that it is solvent, well-run, and delivering the charitable outcomes for the benefit of the public for which it has been set up.



Board of Trustees


President – Dr Flic Gabbay FFPM
Vice President – Dr Sheuli Porkess FFPM
Registrar – Dr Chris Worth FFPM
Treasurer – Dr Kamlesh Sheth FFPM


RCP – Professor Robert Unwin
RCPE – Dr Frank Armstrong
RCP&SG – Dr Gerard McKay


Lay Trustee – Mr Andrew Kennedy
Lay Trustee – Mr Alastair McCapra


Fellow Trustee (Appointed)– Dr  Ado Muhammad FFPM
Fellow Trustee (Appointed) – Dr Neil Snowise FFPM
Fellow Trustee (Elected)– Dr Rav Seeruthun FFPM
Member Trustee (Appointed) – Dr Craig Hartford MFPM
Member Trustee (Elected)– Dr Emma Iovoli MFPM

Responsibilities of a Trustee

  • Undertake the legal duties and obligations of a trustee of Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine
  • Contribute to setting the strategy for FPM
  • Attend meetings and to contribute to the work of FPM Board
  • Attend and to contribute to the work of other FPM committees and working groups as agreed
  • Represent FPM at external meetings and events as agreed
  • Participate in communications by email / telephone in between meetings as required
  • Act in compliance with FPM’s Governing Documents and Regulations including its Trustee Code of Conduct
  • Act in compliance with FPM’s Policies including its Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Act in compliance with FPM’s values (Professional, Innovative, Caring, Collaborative, Credible and Learned)

All Trustees must:

  • Ensure that the charity complies with charity law, and with the requirements of the Charity Commission as regulator; in particular ensure that the charity prepares reports on what it has achieved and Annual Returns and accounts as required by law
  • Ensure that the charity does not breach any of the requirements or rules set out in its governing document and that it remains true to the charitable purpose and objects set out there
  • Comply with the requirements of other legislation and other regulators (if any) which govern the activities of the charity
  • Act with integrity and avoid any personal conflicts of interest or misuse of charity funds or assets
  • Ensure that the charity is and will remain solvent
  • Use charitable funds and assets reasonably, and only in furtherance of the charity’s objects
  • Avoid undertaking activities that might place the charity’s endowment, funds, assets or reputation at undue risk
  • Take special care when investing the funds of the charity, or borrowing funds for the charity to use
  • Use reasonable care and skill in their work as trustees, using their personal skills and experience as needed to ensure that the charity is well-run and efficient
  • Consider obtaining external professional advice on all matters where there may be material risk to the charity, or where the trustees may be in breach of their duties