Moorfields Eye Charity
Colin Maclean OBE, trained as a Veterinary Surgeon at Liverpool University.
Having worked in general practice, Colin joined Unilever as a Consultant
Vet, later transferring to the commercial arm of the organisation to run
several of their subsidiary companies. He then moved to Glaxo as Deputy
Managing Director and Product development Director of their global animal
In 1992 Colin was appointed as Director General of the Meat and Livestock
Commission and led the MLC and the Industry through the BSE (Mad Cow
He became a Non-Executive Director of Berkshire Health Authority in 1999 and
Chairman of the Royal Berkshire and Battle Hospitals NHS Trust in 2000,
leading it from a 1-star Trust to become a 3-star Royal Berkshire NHS
Foundation Trust, widely recognised at that time as the most successful
Trust in the South East NHS region.
He has been Chairman of several Government Task Forces and advisory groups
and a member of the Research Assessment Groups of most of the Animal
Research Centres in the UK. He was a Board Member of the Foundation Trust
Network, a member of the NHS Confederation Council and was a Non-Executive
Director of ‘Solutions for Public Health’.
He is a Trustee of Moorfields Eye Charity and Chairman of a new charity, My
Cancer My Choices. He was co-opted onto the Association of NHS Charities
Council in 2013 and was elected joint Deputy Chair in 2015 and Chair in 2017.
He has a Masters degree in Veterinary Science and is a Fellow of the Royal
College of Veterinary Surgeons and was awarded the OBE in the Millennium