Legal and business experts join Crick Board and Ethics Committee

Crick reception atrium

Two industry experts have been appointed to two key governance bodies of the Crick, with Isabelle Ealet joining our Board as an independent Director, and Lord Neuberger joining the Board’s Ethics Committee.

A recently retired business leader from the financial services industry, Isabelle Ealet joins the Crick Board. Isabelle worked at Goldman Sachs where she co-led the firm’s Securities Division as a Partner and a member of the Executive Committee.

Firmly behind the Crick’s strategy, Isabelle hopes to share her expertise in risk management and financing, as well as contribute to the wider agenda.

Isabelle said: “I am very grateful to have been offered the opportunity to join the Board of the Francis Crick Institute and I am very excited to work with the Trustees and help implement the financial strategy. This institute has accomplished some remarkable work so far, and I look forward to contributing to its continued success.”

Former President of the Supreme Court of the UK, Lord Neuberger is joining the Crick Board’s new Ethics Committee as its independent legal expert. The committee is responsible for reviewing the ethical implications of our research and fundraising activities.

Lord Neuberger said: “I am very much looking forward to serving on the Ethics Committee of the Francis Crick Institute whose researchers are carrying out work which is intellectually and ethically fascinating, and globally and nationally crucial.”

Lord Browne of Madingley, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, said: “On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am delighted to welcome Isabelle Ealet and Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury to the Francis Crick Institute.”

“Throughout her career Isabelle has been has been focused on results and this, combined with her financial acumen and extensive leadership experience will be a great asset to the Crick. Lord Neuberger’s counsel, refined by a distinguished legal career culminating in his Presidency of the Supreme Court, will provide the Crick with an invaluable steer over the years to come.”

Paul Nurse, Director of the Crick said: "It is a pleasure to welcome these two exceptional individuals who will to take on crucial roles overseeing our strategy and ethical practices. Isabelle brings valuable business experience to help drive the Crick’s financial strategy forward. Lord Neuberger is an outstanding legal practitioner who will be key to guiding the ethics of our research and fundraising activities.”

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