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MENTORS A number of our past mentors, whilst having retired from regular mentoring, are available for specific and bespoke engagements where their broad experience can add real value for the next generation of leaders.

Sir Tom McKillop

Sir Tom McKillop

Experienced Chairman: FTSE 100, Public Sector, Private Sector
Experienced CEO: Public Sector, Private Sector

  • 24 years of international senior leadership experience 
  • Multi-industry knowledge in pharmaceuticals, healthcare, biotechnology, financial services, energy, chemicals
  • Experience as a Compensation Committee Chair, Nomination Committee Chair, Audit Committee member, Ethics Committee member, Governance Committee member, Risk Committee member, Safety Committee member

Current Positions

Sir Tom McKillop is Vice-Chairman of Almirall SA, an international pharmaceutical company headquartered in Spain.

Industry Knowledge

Sir Tom McKillop began his career at ICI where he held various positions before being appointed Technical Director. In 1992 he was appointed deputy CEO and in 1994 he became CEO of Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, leading the merger of Astra and Zeneca in 1999, and becoming CEO of AstraZeneca plc until retiring at the end of 2005. Until 2009, he was Chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland and a Non-Executive Director of BP. 

More recently he has held the position of Chairman of Evolva Holdings SA, a Swiss listed biotech company, and he has served on the boards of Alere Inc, an international diagnostics company with its headquarters in Massachusetts, USA, and UCB SA, a biopharmaceutical company based in Brussels. He has been Chairman or non-executive director of various other healthcare companies.

Laura Cha, GBM, GBS, JP

Laura Cha, GBM, GBS, JP

Laura Cha is Chairman of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd and Chairman of Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corp Ltd. She is a Non-Executive Director of HSBC Holdings plc. and the London Metal Exchange Limited.

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Dr André Lévy-Lang

Dr André Lévy-Lang

Dr André Lévy-Lang is the Founder and Chair of Institut Louis Bachelier, a research network, Chairman of Les Echos SAS and a Board member of the Institut Français des Relations Internationales. He was previously CEO of Paribas Group, Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Rothschild & Co, a Board member of Rothschild Martin Maurel, a member of the Executive Board of the French Banks Association and Chairman of the Finance Committee of the French Employers Association. 

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Val Gooding CBE

Val Gooding CBE

Val Gooding is Senior Independent Director at Vodafone Group and Queen’s Trustee on the Board of Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. Val was formerly CEO of Bupa, Chairman of Premier Farnell plc, and Chairman of Aviva Insurance UK.

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Professor Dr Óscar Fanjul

Professor Dr Óscar Fanjul

Oscar Fanjul is Vice Chairman at LafargeHolcim and at Ferrovial. He remains Honorary Chairman of Repsol. Oscar Fanjul is currently the Vice Chairman of Omega Capital and is also a Non-Executive Director of Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc.

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