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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.


The QueenHer Majesty The Queen

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






Parveen KumarProfessor 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 a former President of the Royal Society of Medicine, the BMA  and former Chairman 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.



Roger JonesProfessor 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.





As a charity set up to help doctors and their dependants, we are governed by a Board of Trustees drawn primarily from the medical profession.

Professor Amritpal Hungin OBE DL (Treasurer)
Dr Edward Adams
Professor David Black (Outgoing)
Mr James Fergusson
Mr Jonathan Hine
Professor Neil Johnson
Mrs Christine Linehan
Professor Pauline McAvoy
Miss Heather Mellows OBE
Professor Bhupinder Sandhu OBE

Case Committee Chair

Mrs Chris Linehan

The Board is advised by our Chief Executive Officer, who works closely with the Chair and the Board to ensure the RMBF's continuing development.

Chief Executive

Steve Crone, formerly CEO of the stop smoking charity QUIT and has also worked for the College of Health, Asthma UK, and Counsel and Care.

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