Finance and Investment Committee

About the Finance and Investment Committee

The Finance and Investment Committee oversees the preparation and monitoring of the Institute’s budget on behalf of the Governing Body.

This work includes advising on the number and value of our biomedical research grants each year.

The Committee’s other main role is monitoring the Lister Institute’s investments and maintaining regular contact with our 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 Honorary Treasurer, since 2006, is Mr Michael French, FCA, a former Partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers.

The current (January 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

The Lister Institute’s Finance and Investment Committee ensures that we remain financially-sustainable and independent, giving us the freedom to support the development of a high quality biomedical research environment in the UK and Republic of Ireland.