(Chair) Trustee

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

pharmaceutical businesses.

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

disease) crisis.

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

Honours List.

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