David Lomas joined the Board in September 2015 and was reappointed for a second term until September 2021. He is UCL Vice-Provost (Health), Head of the UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences, head of UCL Medical School, Academic Director of the UCLP Academic Health Sciences Centre and works as a respiratory physician at UCLH. He received his medical degree from the University of Nottingham and undertook his PhD at Trinity College, Cambridge. He was a Medical Research Council (MRC) clinician scientist, university lecturer and Professor of Respiratory Biology in Cambridge before moving to UCL in 2013 to be Chair of Medicine and Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences. He is Deputy Chief Executive at the Medical Research Council and previously chaired the Respiratory Therapy Area Unit Board at GlaxoSmithKline. He is also a senior investigator for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). David chairs the quality and safety committee and is a member of the remuneration committee.

Declaration of interests: 

  • Medical trustee, British Heart Foundation

  • UCL representative and director, KwaZulu Natal Research Institute for TB-HIV (K-RITH)

  • Patron, Alpha1 Awareness UK

  • Founders Board of Directors, Francis Crick Institute

  • Board of Directors, UCL Partners

  • Director, MedCity  Ltd

  • Non-executive director, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

  • Non-executive director, North Central London NHS Provider Alliance

  • Deputy Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee Genomics England

  • Council of the Academy of Medical Sciences

  • Grants Committee, Alpha-one antitrypsin Laurell Training Award (ALTA), Grifols

  • Director, Greenhedge Consultants