Wellcome is a global charitable foundation that funds thousands of researchers. It works with academia, philanthropy, businesses, governments, civil society and the public around the world to support science's role in solving health challenges.
With a background in immunology and translational research, Fiona has been a member of Wellcome's Board of Governors since January 2018. She will take up her post in January 2022 from Professor Mike Ferguson, who is stepping down from the Board and Wellcome after 10 years.
Following her appointment, Fiona said: "It is an honour and privilege to serve Wellcome as Deputy Chair. It's an organisation that I've always admired from the beginning of my career. I look forward to working with everyone at Wellcome to help deliver our new strategy that harnesses science and research to improve health for all."