Wellcome Trust

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Group.png Wellcome Trust  
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Formation1936
HeadquartersLondon, UK
InterestsBiomedical Research
Member ofWorld Economic Forum/Strategic Partners
SubpageWellcome Trust/Director
Membership• Jeremy Farrar
• Julia Gillard
• Eliza Manningham-Buller
• Michael A J Ferguson
• Tobias Bonhoeffer
• William Burns (big pharma)
• Amelia Fawcett
• Richard Gillingwater
• Bryan Grenfell
• Fiona Powrie
• Cilla Snowball
• Elhadj As Syd

The Wellcome Trust is a research-charity based in London in the United Kingdom. It had a financial endowment of £25.9 billion in 2018[1], making it the fourth wealthiest charitable foundation in the world. The aim of the Trust is to "achieve extraordinary improvements in health by supporting the brightest minds", and in addition to funding biomedical research, it supports the public understanding of science. Former leader of MI5, Eliza Manningham-Buller is Chair of the Board of Governors[2].

History

The Trust was established to administer the fortune of the American-born pharmaceutical magnate Sir Henry Wellcome, with the goal to improve human and animal health.

Financing

The Wellcome Trust had a financial endowment of £25.9 billion in 2018, making it the fourth wealthiest charitable foundation in the world.

Leadership

The Director of the Wellcome Trust is Jeremy Farrar [3]. Former leader of MI5, Eliza Manningham-Buller is Chair of the Board of Governors[4].

Julia Gillard, the former Prime Minister of Australia, has been appointed as the next Chair of Wellcome. She will will succeed Eliza Manningham-Buller, who is stepping down from the role in April 2021.[5]



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