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The UK Biobank Board

The UK Biobank Board of directors work to achieve the aims of the project. Members bring broad expertise from across academic, charitable, and industry backgrounds.

The Board is accountable to the members of the company (the Medical Research Council and The Wellcome Trust), act as company directors and as charity trustees. They have overall responsibility for the direction, management, and control of UK Biobank Limited.

The Board maintains several sub-committees that support the Board in its role to assist UK Biobank to meet its strategic goals.

Mr Jonathan Sellors is Board Secretary

Professor Lord Kakkar chairs the UK Biobank Board 

Rt. Hon. Professor the Lord Kakkar (KBE) is Professor of Surgery at University College London, Chairman of UCLPartners Academic Health Science Partnership, and Director of the Thrombosis Research Institute, London.

Rt. Hon. Professor Lord Kakkar KBE

Pictured above: Rt. Hon. Professor Lord Kakkar

Pictured above: Rt. Hon. Professor Lord Kakkar

UK Biobank committees

Audit and Risk Committee

Access Sub Committee

Ethics Advisory Committee


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