Cambridge Healthcare Leadership


Melinda LowryMelinda Lowry
An academic, graduated from Oxford, London and Cambridge, where studied chemistry. Melinda Lowry chaired Cambridge University Hospitals from 2000 to 2011. Currently she is the chairman of Imperial College in London, an expert in Advisory Board of the Institute of Medical Sciences and a trustee of Medical Foundation London. Melinda was awarded the Medal of Institute of Cellular Medicine in 2003 and the annual Award of the Institute of Chemistry of UK in 2008.

Richard AyalaRichard Ayala
Founder and CEO
Founded Cambridge Healthcare in 2010 in a partnership with NHS East of England. He is a member of the NHS Innovation Council, Innovations Expert and Innovation Committee. Earlier he was a consultant for the NHS, later joined the Institute of Bioinformatics as a Technical Lead, was responsible for MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine. Richard is a consultant of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine.

William StorieWilliam Storie
Entrepreneur at The Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, Cambridge Business School and a member of the Fortress Investment Group LLC. He chairs Genomics Education Programme and sits on the boards of Heathcote Medical Centre. Forty years he was engaged in sales, marketing, general management and healthcare investment and industrial electronics industries investment. He has worked successively as Managing Director, UK for Group: UK Healthcare User Group, CEO of BSc Biomedical Sciences, Managing Director of Medical Sciences International, Ltd. and the Managing Partner of Cambridge Medical Supply.

Walter CatesWalter Cates
Founder of Capital Partners Group and early investor in Skype. In 2007, he was a co-founder of The Enterprise Capital Fund, a private investment management and financial advisory company. As well as Capital Partners Group, Walter sits on the board of International Hospitals Group, as well as being a member of the Advisory Council for University of Edinburgh Business School. He is a founder of The Charity Commission, UK, providing education for underdeveloped countries.

Eleanor JenkinsDr Eleanor Jenkins
Eleanor has been engaged in biomedical research in Cambridge since 2009, starting with her PhD in biomedical studies from the University of Cambridge in United Kingdom. Her research was related to cell therapy and regenerative treatment and engineering. She sits on the CHL board representing Eden Ventures Ltd. She also sits on the board of UK Green Investment Bank as an Investor Director.


Kim LafaveKim Lafave
Financial Director
Chartered Accountant with KPMG in 1994, worked for Cayenne Consulting and UK Company Formation Incorporation in business planning and financial management with global responsibilities. He has worked as a CFO for many scientific companies, mostly in life sciences. Kim is engaged in corporate and asset sale activities and has been a major man in securing funding for more than 10 companies.

James Knepper
James KnepperClinical Doctor
Practicing general practitioner. Until May 2012 he was a member of the National Clinical Institution at the UK Health Department, as well as working as Medical Director for National Health Service. James has a special interest in healthcare planning and self care support.