We are governed by a Board of Trustees who are passionate about our work. Whilst the day-to-day running of the charity is undertaken by the executive team, they work closely with the trustees to determine the vision, mission and strategic direction of RAFT.
Our trustees come from a diverse background and bring with them the professional skills, knowledge and expertise to take RAFT forward. Together with the executive team, they ensure the right decisions are made so that RAFT focuses its research where it will make the most difference to patients today and tomorrow.
Meet the Trustees
Niccolo has been a Vice- President, Mergers and Acquisitions at Bankers Trust International, Managing Director at Phillips, the third largest auction house in the world, and the Chairman of Webiz, the private Equity fund of the Italian utility giant, ENEL. He has served on the Board of the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels, and he is currently Chairman of ETT, a company that creates multi-media interpretations for Museums.
Dr Mick Jackson was elected to the RAFT Board of Trustees in October 2018 and has been an active supporter of the charity for 20 years. Mick has personal experience of the benefits of plastic surgery having undergone operations to both his hands to restore full function following Dupuytren’s Disease.
Mick gained a BSc and PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Exeter and has experience in fundamental and translational research and development. He has 35 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry having worked for Shell, Enterprise Oil, JKX Oil and Gas and Premier Oil in a variety of technical, commercial and managerial roles throughout Europe and the Far East. He has served as Managing Director of companies in India and Indonesia and was Group Audit & Risk Manager for Premier Oil between 2010 and 2013. After leaving Premier Oil in 2013 he formed his own consultancy, Risk-Aware Asset Management Ltd, providing Risk and Asset management services to organisations in a variety of fields, including medical device.
Many of you will know Mick as an avid participant in the annual RAFT shoot event. Mick is excited to be part of the new RAFT team and determined to ensure that RAFT continues to exploit ground breaking technology and practice to support surgeons and patients whilst building on the successful, pioneering development of Smart Matrix® and its potential derivatives.
Norbert Kang, MBBS MD FRCS (Plast)
Norbert Kang graduated from Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School in 1989. he did his pre-fellowship surgical rotation in Leeds-Bradford 1992-1994 and his MD fellowship at RAFT (1995-1997). He completed his plastic surgery training in pan-Thames in 2002 and was appointed as a consultant in 2002. He has special interests in hand surgery, hypospadias surgery, prosthetic reconstruction (upper limb) and prominent ear correction.
Graeme pursued a career in Software Engineering following a BA in Mathematics from Cambridge and an MSc in Computer Science from UCL. He worked in advertising, investment banking and at several start ups.
For the past 12 years he has been at Google where he is currently engineering lead on Google Fit as it pivots into the health space. His team build apps for Android, iOS and wearable devices as well as a platform for third party fitness and health developers. One particular passion is researching digital biomarkers that can be inferred from both mobile and wearable devices.
Clifford Tompsett is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He spent the whole of his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, including the last 26 years as a partner. He was formerly head of PwC’s UK and European Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences practice and head of the Global IPO Centre based in London. He has worked with many of the leading global pharmaceutical companies, advising on many of the large deals in the industry, as well as many mid to small cap life science companies. He holds a Master’s degree in Chemistry from Oxford University.
He is Senior Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk and Nominations Committees at Cello Health plc, an AIM listed healthcare focused advisory group. He is also a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee at Reed Global, the family owned REED recruitment business.
Interested in people, and wishing to utilise his knowledge and passion for science in a different field, Dafydd transitioned into pharmaceutical recruitment.