The Beatson Institute for Cancer Research is a Registered Scottish Charity (no. SCO06106) and a company limited by guarantee (registered in Scotland no. 84170).

The Institute is governed by its Board of Directors who are the trustees of the charity. The Board is ultimately responsible for all aspects of the Institute, including its scientific strategy, operational policies, regulatory compliance and financial stewardship and accountability. On a day-to-day basis, many of these responsibilities are delegated to the Institute's Management Team.

Board of Directors

Prof John Iredale (Chair)*

Pro Vice Chancellor, Health and Life Sciences, University of Bristol

Ms Rita Akushie*

Chief Financial Officer, Cancer Research UK

Mr Craig Anderson+

Former Senior Partner, KPMG

Ms Rosalie Chadwick+

Partner, Pinsent Masons

Prof Dame Anna Dominiczak+

Head of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow

Dr Iain Foulkes*

Executive Director, Strategy and Research Funding, Cancer Research UK

Company Secretary: Mr Gary Niven

The Beatson Institute for Cancer Research

*Partner Director
+Independent Director


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Read more about the Research Groups working at the Beatson Institute.



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Find out more about our seminars including our Distinguished Seminar Programme.