Who’s who at the RMBF

What makes the RMBF so effective is that the majority of our Board and our volunteers come from a medical background. This means that as an organisation we understand the unique pressures facing doctors on a day to day basis.

Patron: Her Majesty The Queen

Patron: Her Majesty The Queen

The Royal Medical Benevolent Fund is delighted that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has been our Patron for over thirty years.

President: Professor Parveen Kumar CBE

President: Professor Parveen Kumar CBE

Professor Parveen Kumar CBE is Professor of Medicine and Education at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, and an honorary consultant gastroenterologist and general physician at Barts and the London NHS Trust and the Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust. She is the President of the Medical Women’s Federation, a former President of the Royal Society of Medicine and the BMA, and former Chair of the BUPA Foundation. Parveen is also a trustee of other charities and is the Co-Editor of Kumar and Clark’s Clinical Medicine, now in its eighth edition.

Chief Executive: Steve Crone

Chief Executive: Steve Crone

Steve Crone was appointed Chief Executive of the RMBF in 2011. Steve is an experienced CEO and has worked in the health charity sector for over 30 years including senior roles at the charities QUIT, College of Health, Asthma UK and Counsel and Care.

Chair: Professor Roger Jones

Chair: Professor Roger Jones

Professor Roger Jones is Editor of the British Journal of General Practice, Emeritus Professor of General Practice at King’s College London and Provost of the South London Faculty of the RCGP. He was formerly Dean of Teaching for the Health Schools at King’s College London, Dean for External Affairs at Guy’s, King’s & St Thomas’ School of Medicine and Executive Director at the Centre for Caribbean Health.

Vice-Chair: Miss Heather Mellows OBE

Vice-Chair: Miss Heather Mellows OBE

Heather Mellows was a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist for over 23 years. She served as Vice-President to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists from 2001-04, and during that time co-chaired the Maternity Module of the Children’s National Service Framework. Subsequently she was seconded as Professional Advisor to the Maternity Team at the Department of Health and had a particular interest in Standards and Quality Indicators. She developed an interest in helping doctors in difficulty during her time as Vice-President and worked with the National Clinical Assessment Service on the Back on Track project. In retirement she carried out Inspections for the CQC in England. She was awarded an OBE in 2001 for services to Medicine and Healthcare.