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Trustees

Peek is a trading name of Peek Vision Ltd, a company entirely owned by The Peek Vision Foundation, which is a registered charity. The Peek Vision Foundation is guided by an expert Board of Trustees. Peek Vision Ltd is managed by a Board of Directors, which report regularly to the Foundation Trustees and are held accountable by it.

Matthew Burton

Professor Matthew Burton serves as a Trustee and Scientific Advisor to the Board of Trustees. Matthew is an ophthalmologist who has lived and worked in the Gambia and Tanzania. He is a Professor of International Eye Health at the International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow. Matthew is Director of the Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium.

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Rebecca Eastmond

Rebecca Eastmond is CEO and Co-Founder of Greenwood Place, which provides strategic advice and execution for a small community of entrepreneurial philanthropists.  Prior to founding Greenwood Place, she led JP Morgan's philanthropy advisory offering in EMEA for almost a decade. She began her career as a charity lawyer at Allen & Overy, before moving sector to become the Founder CEO of The Prince’s Foundation for Arts & Kids. 

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Allen Foster

Professor Allen Foster OBE is a former co-Director of the International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) and the International Centre for Evidence in Disability (ICED), both at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.  He worked as a doctor in Tanzania for ten years for CBM (an international NGO working in eye care and disability) and subsequently as the CEO of CBM International.

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Martin Frost

Chair

Martin Frost CBE is a Cambridge-based businessman and entrepreneur responsible for the start-up and scale-up of several highly successful global technology businesses. He is a co-Founder of CMR Surgical, one of the UK's leading medical devices startups, developing the next generation system for robotically-assisted minimal access surgery. Prior to founding CMR Surgical, Martin was CEO and CFO of Sagentia plc. Under his leadership Sagentia, with Vodafone and Safaricom, conceived, developed and rolled-out M-Pesa, the leading mobile-money platform in the world.  He currently holds non-Executive Director and advisory positions across a number of technology and life science scale-up businesses.

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Elie Gasagara

Elie Gasagara is an Executive Leader / Independent Consultant working with civil society organisations in the area of adults and children safeguarding. He served in various leadership positions in various International NGOs. His last employment was with World Vision International, where he was Vice-President in charge of Accountability and Transparency until September 2020.  He has over 25 years of experience in development and humanitarian work in Africa, Europe and Asia. Elie is passionate about promoting good practice of accountability and good governance in various Civil Society Organisations, including sitting on Boards of different local and global organisations.

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Nicole Sykes

Nicole Sykes is Director of External Affairs at Pro Bono Economics. She works with policymakers, businesses, charities and civil society in all its forms. She is also on the International Advisory Board of Queen Mary University London’s NEXTEU research programme. Prior to her current role, Nicole was Head of EU Negotiations at the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) where she led the UK’s premier business organisation’s work on Brexit and the negotiation of the future trading relationship between the UK and EU. She has also worked for Microsoft in crisis management and run a number of political campaigns. 

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