The Board has ultimate responsibility for developing our strategic direction and maintaining our vision, purpose, mission and values. They also maintain fiscal oversight of the organisation.
Dr Lucy Jenkins 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.
A founding member of Red Whale | GP Update, Dr Peter Rose 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 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.
Peter Le Feuvre, Clinical Director
Dr Peter LeFeuvre is a GP / family physician with thirty years experience in family medicine. In addition to his work with asylum seekers for the NHS, he has extensive international experience. He spent four years working in Tunisia and regularly teaches on a Family Medicine course run by the Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. As PCI Clinical Team Co-Lead, he advises on programme development across PCI. He leads teaching and cascade training programmes on chronic disease management and advises on NCD strategy across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Sarah Montgomery, Clinical Director
Dr Sarah Montgomery 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 Clinical Team Co-Lead, Sarah supports and advises the clinical team across the whole PCI portfolio, as well as leading a number of projects. She has special expertise advising on the building blocks of effective primary health care in resource-poor settings with a particular focus on NCD care.
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.
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.