We exist to beat dementia

WHO WE ARE

Royal Patron

Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Edinburgh

The Duchess of Edinburgh’s wide range of interests, include the care of children and young people, supporting people with disabilities, the elimination of avoidable blindness and championing the sight loss community, agriculture, fashion and gender equality.

The Duchess is Patron of over 70 charities and organisations.

FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT

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Sir Jackie Stewart OBE

Three-time F1 World Champion, Sir Jackie plays an active role in the sport as a Global Ambassador for Heineken and a Rolex Testimonee.

Since his wife Helen’s diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia, Sir Jackie has devoted his efforts to Race Against Dementia.

The Board of Trustees

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MARK STEWART

Chair of the Trustees

Mark Stewart, Sir Jackie and Lady Stewart’s younger son, is an independent film producer. Mark’s work has won multiple awards in both cinema and television.
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Bridget Barker

Trustee

Bridget headed up the Investment Management Group at London law firm, Macfarlanes. She holds several non-executive positions and advisory roles in the private equity sector.

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CHRIS BLISS

Trustee

A former partner for an international grouping of professional firms, Chris advises a broad portfolio of clients across retail, trading, investment, professional partnerships and not-for-profit.
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JOHN CLARK OBE

Trustee

John is Group Chairman of John Clark Motor Group which he founded in 1976. Successful in business and successful on the track, John raced in the British Touring Car Championships.

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LINDA COOPER

Trustee

An erstwhile IMG Vice President, entrepreneur, Linda has a wealth of experience in the organisation of high-level international fundraising events.
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JEREMY COURTENAY-STAMP

Trustee

Jeremy qualified at the London law firm Macfarlanes, becoming a partner in 1992 and Head of the Commercial Department in 1996. In 2018 he established Ebury Partnership LLP.
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DAME VIVIEN DUFFIELD

Trustee

Dame Vivien is the Chair of the Clore Duffield Foundation, a UK grant-giving foundation which focuses on arts education, leadership training and supporting Jewish life.
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EDSEL B. FORD II

Trustee

Edsel served on the Board of Directors of Ford Motor Company for 33 years. He remains active in dealer relations, customer advocacy, motorsports, and Ford’s illustrious history.
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JEAN-MARC HUET

Trustee

Jean-Marc Huet was an executive director and chief financial officer of Unilever until 2015. Today, he is a non-executive director at Heineken, SHV and Canada Goose.
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PAUL STEWART

Trustee

Paul, the elder son of Sir Jackie and Lady Stewart, is a former racing driver and founded Stewart Grand Prix with his father. Paul is actively involved with the Springfield Youth Club.
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KHOI TU

Trustee

Senior Partner and Global Head of Culture and Change at Korn Ferry, Khoi is a non-executive director of the Jamie Oliver Group and Lead Advisor at Astanor, a venture capital fund.

RACE AGAINST DEMENTIA AMBASSADOR

Florence Pugh uses her platform and social media to raise awareness for multiple issues and in July 2023 proudly became an Ambassador for Race Against Dementia.

FLORENCE PUGH

Florence is known for being an actress and producer, born and raised in Oxford.

She uses her platform and social media to raise awareness for multiple issues and in July 2023 proudly became an Ambassador for Race Against Dementia. Through supporting the charity, she will shine a light on dementia research and encourage others to get involved to beat this devastating disease, faster.

OUR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

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Veronica Bamford-Deane

Chief Executive Officer

Veronica leads the charity strategy and team and builds meaningful partnerships. She loves creating impact through collaboration and is driven to equip our researchers with funds and training to accelerate a cure for dementia. Prior to Race Against Dementia, Veronica led and grew two online platforms within the charity sector.
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LINDA COOPER

Trustee

As a member of the Executive Committee, Linda advises on Race Against Dementia’s day-to-day responsibilities.

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CHRIS BLISS

Trustee

As a member of the Executive Committee, Chris advises on Race Against Dementia’s day-to-day responsibilities.

Bridget Barker CEO Race Against Dementia

Bridget Barker

Trustee

Bridget headed up the Investment Management Group at London law firm, Macfarlanes. She holds several non-executive positions and advisory roles in the private equity sector.

OUR ADVISORS

PROFESSOR PHILIP SCHELTENS scientific advisor for race against dementia

PROFESSOR PHILIP SCHELTENS

Scientific Advisor

Philip is Professor of Neurology at Alzheimer Center Amsterdam, and a managing partner of the LSP Dementia Fund. He is also Chair of the World Dementia Council.
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PROFESSOR SIDDHARTHAN CHANDRAN

Scientific Advisor

Siddharthan is Director of the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, Edinburgh Neuroscience, the Euan MacDonald Centre and the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic.
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PROFESSOR TARA SPIRES-JONES

Scientific Advisor

Tara is Deputy Director at the Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences at the University of Edinburgh, President of the British Neuroscience Association and sits on the Advisory board of Alzheimer’s Research UK.

RICHARD HOWORTH Senior Advisor for Race Against Dementia

RICHARD HOWORTH

Senior Advisor

Richard has more than thirty-five years of experience in the financial markets, with a specific focus on Asia. He was a founding partner of a fund management firm located in both London and Hong Kong. 

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Dr Adrian Howd

Senior Advisor

Dr Howd trained in neuroscience and has held numerous senior healthcare investment and financial positions. He is currently CFO and CBO of BiVictrix Therapeutics and was previously CEO and CIO of investment firm Malin Corporation.

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JOHN OWEN

Senior Advisor

John is a serial entrepreneur and worked for more than forty years in consulting and financial markets, latterly as COO of Stifel Europe. He founded Capco and InsureTech CMS and now advises a number of tech start-ups on strategy and governance.

THE TEAM

LYDIA BEATON Chief Operating Officer Lydia leads RAD’s research programmes.

LYDIA BEATON

Chief Operating Officer

Lydia leads Race Against Dementia’s research programmes. Before Race Against Dementia, she led Sir James Dyson’s philanthropic programme, focusing on STEM education and medical research.

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IONA GRIEVE

Finance Manager

Iona spent the previous 20 years managing the financial affairs of a property company.

Mollie Huggins is Race Against Dementias’ Research Officer

MOLLIE HUGGINS

Research Officer

Mollie is Race Against Dementias’ Research Officer. Mollie joined after completing a master’s degree in Clinical Neuroscience.

JAN KNIGHT Administration Manager Jan is RAD’s administrative manager. Previously, Jan worked for a children and young person’s charity.

JAN KNIGHT

Administration Manager

Jan is Race Against Dementia’s administrative manager. Previously, Jan worked for a children and young person’s charity.

Shiryn Millard-Hill Chief Development Officer

Shiryn Millard-Hill

Chief Development Officer

Shiryn heads up fundraising and communications for Race Against Dementia. Previously Shiryn led on international event management for professional bodies. As a commissioned officer in the British Army Shiryn’s last role was as an aide to a senior General.

MINA ZAHER Social Media Manager Social media strategist and content creator, Mina loves sharing stories and connecting with people.

MINA ZAHER

Social Media Manager

Social media strategist and content creator, Mina loves sharing stories and connecting with people. Email Mina if you’d like to share your story with us.
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DR PENNY MOYLE

Race Against Dementia Development Programme Consultant

A business psychologist specialising in leadership development and coaching, Penny works with organisations to elevate performance and create transformational change.

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