Board of Directors

The Board has ultimate responsibility for developing our strategic direction and maintaining our vision, purpose, mission and values. They have extensive expertise in evidence-based medicine, global public health and social enterprise.

  • Dr Peter Rose

    Chair
    A founding member of Red Whale | GP Update, Peter is a recently retired GP principal. A Lecturer in the Department of Primary Health Care Sciences at the University of Oxford, he had special research interests in cancer and served as Chair of the primary care module of the International Cancer Benchmarking Project. He has previously developed courses and taught in Australia for GP Update.

    Dr Peter Rose

    Chair

    A founding member of Red Whale | GP Update, Peter is a recently retired GP principal. A Lecturer in the Department of Primary Health Care Sciences at the University of Oxford, he had special research interests in cancer and served as Chair of the primary care module of the International Cancer Benchmarking Project. He has previously developed courses and taught in Australia for GP Update.

  • Dr Matthew Harris

    Vice-Chair
    Matthew is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Public Health, in the Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London, and he is an Honorary Consultant in Public Health Medicine in the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.  Matthew’s research spans global health, innovation diffusion and primary care and health services research. Through his work on Reverse Innovation, he has served as an Expert Witness at the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health and he has been recognised through the award of a US Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellowship. Prior to joining Imperial College London, Matthew worked for...

    Dr Matthew Harris

    Vice-Chair

    Matthew is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Public Health, in the Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London, and he is an Honorary Consultant in Public Health Medicine in the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.  Matthew’s research spans global health, innovation diffusion and primary care and health services research. Through his work on Reverse Innovation, he has served as an Expert Witness at the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health and he has been recognised through the award of a US Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellowship. Prior to joining Imperial College London, Matthew worked for several years as a Primary Care physician in Brazil, a WHO Polio Consultant in Ethiopia, an HIV Technical Consultant in Mozambique and a Global Health Advisor to the UK Department of Health.

  • Dr Mamsallah Faal-Omisore

    Clinical Director
    Mamsallah is a practising GP/Family physician. She began work as a GP in inner city London, before moving to South Africa to work in operational research at the interface of HIV and primary care, subsequently working as a Clinical Lecturer in Family Medicine at Wits University. Most recently Mamsallah has worked in clinical practice in Lagos alongside a role as Faculty at the Healthcare Leadership Academy: HLA Africa. With an MSc in Global Health Policy from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Mamsallah is also a seasoned health policy consultant and is currently based between the UK...

    Dr Mamsallah Faal-Omisore

    Clinical Director

    Mamsallah is a practising GP/Family physician. She began work as a GP in inner city London, before moving to South Africa to work in operational research at the interface of HIV and primary care, subsequently working as a Clinical Lecturer in Family Medicine at Wits University. Most recently Mamsallah has worked in clinical practice in Lagos alongside a role as Faculty at the Healthcare Leadership Academy: HLA Africa. With an MSc in Global Health Policy from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Mamsallah is also a seasoned health policy consultant and is currently based between the UK and Nigeria. With PCI, Mamsallah has worked with the WHO, UNHCR, IRC and others to strengthen primary healthcare systems in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, with a focus on building capacity for NCD care in primary healthcare. She is currently leading efforts to grow and expand an open access Covid-19 e-learning resource for front-line health workers in resource-poor settings. She is also providing leadership for a collaboration with the WHO, which will see PCI co-create a package of NCD learning resources for global roll-out as part of a programme building capacity for integrated primary care.

  • Vicky Pulley

    Non-Executive Director (Finance)
    Vicky has a wide and varied financial and management accounting experience and has been balancing numbers and accounts for more than twenty years working in private and public sector organisations including those in International Publishing, Education, Marketing and Primary Health and Social care.  She is a qualified CGMA accountant with an MBA and a BA in Economic and Social History.

    Vicky Pulley

    Non-Executive Director (Finance)

    Vicky has a wide and varied financial and management accounting experience and has been balancing numbers and accounts for more than twenty years working in private and public sector organisations including those in International Publishing, Education, Marketing and Primary Health and Social care.  She is a qualified CGMA accountant with an MBA and a BA in Economic and Social History.

     

  • Dr Lucy Jenkins

    Non-Executive Director
    Lucy is a GP (family medicine doctor) based in Oxford, UK. She has 16 years’ experience of working in NHS primary care. A Co-Founder and Director of Red Whale | GP Update, Lucy teaches thousands of GPs, nurse and pharmacists across the UK each year. With experience working in Egypt, Uganda and Nepal, Lucy is passionate about primary care. Her goal is to help clinicians deliver the best possible care to individuals and communities across the world.

    Dr Lucy Jenkins

    Non-Executive Director

    Lucy is a GP (family medicine doctor) based in Oxford, UK. She has 16 years’ experience of working in NHS primary care. A Co-Founder and Director of Red Whale | GP Update, Lucy teaches thousands of GPs, nurse and pharmacists across the UK each year. With experience working in Egypt, Uganda and Nepal, Lucy is passionate about primary care. Her goal is to help clinicians deliver the best possible care to individuals and communities across the world.

  • Bill Mather

    Non-Executive Director
    Bill is an internationally recognised expert on system transformation towards improving the machinery of governments, modernising public services, building public trust and increasing social cohesion. He has 20 years’ experience as an international consultant designing, establishing and reforming public service systems and operations in Central Asia, the Middle East and Europe, and 17 years’ experience as Chief Executive of social enterprises. He is an authority on governance, leadership, project and programme management, not-for-profit commercial capabilities, and high performance organisational cultures. His professional training is in systems analysis and finance and he has a MA in the social effects...

    Bill Mather

    Non-Executive Director

    Bill is an internationally recognised expert on system transformation towards improving the machinery of governments, modernising public services, building public trust and increasing social cohesion. He has 20 years’ experience as an international consultant designing, establishing and reforming public service systems and operations in Central Asia, the Middle East and Europe, and 17 years’ experience as Chief Executive of social enterprises. He is an authority on governance, leadership, project and programme management, not-for-profit commercial capabilities, and high performance organisational cultures. His professional training is in systems analysis and finance and he has a MA in the social effects of globalisation. Bill is the author of the ‘Navigating Leadership Guide Series’ which provides the change theories, models and tools he has developed for ‘cause’ leaders.

  • Julia Beart

    Chief Executive Officer
    Julia brings to PCI substantial experience of global health and development, with experience spanning programme design, partnership building, strategy and business development. Prior to joining PCI, Julia helped shape innovative approaches to scaling BasicNeeds’ award-winning Model for Mental Health and Development, and has a strong track record leading organisational growth across diverse settings. With a background in disability and community development in resource-poor settings, she has a particular interest in healthcare innovations with potential to reach vulnerable groups. She has a BA in French with International Studies and a MSc in Development Management.

    Julia Beart

    Chief Executive Officer

    Julia brings to PCI substantial experience of global health and development, with experience spanning programme design, partnership building, strategy and business development. Prior to joining PCI, Julia helped shape innovative approaches to scaling BasicNeeds’ award-winning Model for Mental Health and Development, and has a strong track record leading organisational growth across diverse settings. With a background in disability and community development in resource-poor settings, she has a particular interest in healthcare innovations with potential to reach vulnerable groups. She has a BA in French with International Studies and a MSc in Development Management.

  • Dr Sarah Montgomery

    Honorary Clinical Advisor
    Sarah is a GP / family physician with extensive international experience in building capacity in health care professionals in low and middle income settings, with a focus on pragmatic, evidence-based training and support. As a Clinical Advisor for the NHS she designed and delivered primary health care services for asylum seekers. Internationally Sarah has a wide range of teaching, facilitating and advisory experience in primary health care across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. As PCI's former - and founding - Clinical Director, Sarah supported and advised the clinical team across the whole PCI portfolio, as well as leading a number...

    Dr Sarah Montgomery

    Honorary Clinical Advisor

    Sarah is a GP / family physician with extensive international experience in building capacity in health care professionals in low and middle income settings, with a focus on pragmatic, evidence-based training and support. As a Clinical Advisor for the NHS she designed and delivered primary health care services for asylum seekers. Internationally Sarah has a wide range of teaching, facilitating and advisory experience in primary health care across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. As PCI’s former – and founding – Clinical Director, Sarah supported and advised the clinical team across the whole PCI portfolio, as well as leading a number of projects. She continues to provide clinical expertise across a range of projects for PCI, with special expertise advising on the building blocks of effective primary health care in resource-poor settings with a particular focus on NCD care.