Finance & Investment Committee

The Finance and Investment Committee 

Mr Michael French

On behalf of the Governing Body the Finance and Investment Committee oversees the preparation and monitoring of the Institute’s budget, including, importantly, advising on the number and value of the Research Prizes each year. Its other main role is monitoring the Institute’s investments and maintaining regular contact with the two investment managers, Schroders Charities and Partners Capital LLP, who each have responsibility for the day-to-day management of one half of the total portfolio.

The chairman of the Committee and the Institute’s Hon. Treasurer, since 2006, is Mr Michael French, FCA, a former Partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers.


The current (September 2017) members of the Finance and Investment Committee are:

Mr Michael French, BSc (Eng), FCA, Chairman
Professor Judith Armitage, BSc, PhD, FRS, University of Oxford
Hon Rory M B Guinness, BA, FCIM
Mr Andrew Hutton, MA, CFA
Professor Sir Alex Markham, DSc, FRCP, FRCPath, FMedSci
Mr Matthew Pintus, BA