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.
Trustee: Professor Derek Bell
Professor Derek Bell MD FRCP OBE is a physician by background with 40 years’ experience in the NHS, including service design and delivery as well as research and education. His remit has included working as an external advisor to Government in England, Scotland and Ireland as well as internationally.
He has led a number of initiatives including the development of a new medical specialty (Acute Medicine), and the development of a nationally adopted clinical scoring system to assess acutely unwell patients.
Derek is currently Chair to the Board for both North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, and South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and is a past President of the Royal College of Physicians.
Trustee: Aliyah Hussein
Aliyah Hussein is a London Surgical Trainee. Prior to qualifying as a doctor from the University of Cambridge she was a Health Economist, following completion of an MSc in Health Economics at the University of York. Before that, Aliyah read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford. Aliyah won the ASiT Swann-Morton Medal for her work on deceased donor livers in the UK. She is also a keen and competitive player of tennis and chess.
Trustee: Juliet Oliver
Juliet Oliver is Deputy Chief Executive and General Counsel at the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Juliet is responsible for legal advice and support on the development of strategic and regulatory reform, as well as matters of governance and compliance. She also leads the SRA’s investigation, enforcement and legal functions, as well as its dedicated anti-money-laundering directorate. Her work has included developing the SRA’s approach to supporting mental health and wellbeing in the legal profession. Prior to joining the SRA, Juliet was a partner at Fieldfisher where she acted for regulatory bodies across sectors including healthcare and law, building on her previous experience in-house at the General Medical Council, which she joined in 2003.
She is a non-executive board member of the Professional Standards Authority, and previously held the roles of Chair of the Investigation Committee and a Case Examiner at the General Optical Council, member of the Professional Standards Committee of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants as well as the Audit and Risk Committee of the Royal College of General Practitioners. She also spent 10 years as a member of the Law Society’s Mental Health and Disability Committee.
Trustee: Dr Peter Szatmary
Mr Peter Szatmary is a consultant general and pancreatic surgeon in Liverpool. Having grown up in Vienna, Austria and qualified from the University of Cambridge in 2005, he developed an interest in medical education and research into pancreatic diseases. He obtained a Masters of Education from Imperial College London in 2007, and a PhD in Pancreatology from the University of Liverpool in 2019. He represented the interests of junior doctors and clinical academics in employment matters as a member of local and regional negotiating committees in the North West of England. Outside of medicine, his interests include travel, martial arts and good food.