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Campaign Board

We are incredibly grateful to our dedicated Campaign Board and network of ambassadors who share our passion and commitment to realising the vision for Cambridge Children’s Hospital. They are working closely with our Children’s Hospital campaign team to achieve our philanthropic target of £100 million.

Dame Mary Archer DBE - Co-Chair

Dame Mary Archer DBE

Dame Mary Archer started her career as a physical chemist and taught Chemistry at both Oxford and Cambridge. She was previously Chair of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and a Founding Director of Cambridge University Health Partners.

In 2012, she was appointed DBE for services to the NHS. Dame Mary is Chair of the Centre for Personalised Medicine, Oxford, Chancellor of the University of Buckingham and President of the National Energy Foundation, the UK Solar Energy Society, the Guild of Church Musicians, Cambridge Global Health Partnerships and Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust.

Majid Jafar - Co-Chair

Majid Jafar

Majid Jafar is CEO of Crescent Petroleum, the Middle East’s oldest private oil and gas company and Vice-Chairman of the Crescent Group of companies which includes interests in port management, logistics, venture capital, private equity and real estate.

As well as advocating for responsible energy and sustainable development, Majid supports initiatives in the field of education and tackling youth unemployment, including as a founding patron of the Prince’s Trust International. He sits on various non-profit boards including the the Panel of Senior Advisers of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), the Board of Fellows of Harvard Medical School, where he is also Co-Chair of the Discovery Council, and the Global Precision Medicine Council of the World Economic Forum.

He is also Co-Founder of the Loulou Foundation, a private non-profit UK foundation dedicated to advancing research into the understanding and development of therapeutics for CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder, a rare neurogenetic condition which affects his eldest daughter.

Majid Jafar graduated from Cambridge University (Churchill College) with Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Engineering (Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics) and also holds an MA in International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of London’s School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and an Executive Certificate in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Helen Pemberton

Helen Pemberton

Helen Pemberton has worked with Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust to establish a strong network of over 50 Regional Ambassadors across the East of England to support the Campaign for Cambridge Children’s Hospital.

Helen also sits on The Marlay Group committee, the patrons’ group for the Fitzwilliam Museum, which raises vital funds to support projects within the museum. She enjoys taking on residential building projects and has completed several over the years.

Helen and her husband Richard live just outside Cambridge and have three teenage children. She jumped at the chance to be part of the Children’s Hospital Campaign Board, as a way to say thank you to Addenbrooke’s for patching up her children over the years.

Helen says it is a huge privilege to think that with the help of her ambassadors, they will be able to leave a legacy that will help generations of children across Cambridgeshire, the East of England, nationally and globally.

Our Regional Ambassadors

We have ambassadors in every county in the East of England.


The Duchess of Bedford

Lady Jane Innes Ker

Camilla King

Susan Lousada DL

Vinod Tailor MBE DL


Bronwen Angel

Dr Ivelina Banyalieva

Hannah Carter

Mike Greene

Zillur Hussain MBE

Emily Marr

Helen Pemberton

David and Ginny Robinson

Sir William and Lady Hilary Russell

Robert and Claire Smith

The Marchioness of Stafford

The Hon Frances Stanley DL

Belinda Sutton DL


Katie Channon

Fiona Courtauld

Lady Rayleigh

Anneli Tritton

Ian Twinley DL


Hetti Afolami

Paul Cherry

Christopher Fordham

Sarah Free

Kate Holland-Hibbert DL

Henrietta Pilkington

Simon Sporborg

Annie Wentworth-Stanley

Philip Woodhouse


Kelly Bailey

Mary Bolton

Janey Cator

Dr Stephen Fenny

Anna Stanton

Richard Stanton

Alice van Cutsem


Guy and Katie Brooks

Alix Darrell Brown

Sarah Gummer

The Hon Selina Hopkins

Amy Morris

Lord and Lady Somerleyton

Lady Louise Vaughan

Our London Ambassadors

Lord Bilimoria

Lady Susan Hammond

Tim Horlick

Sir Ron Kalifa

Nitya Khemka

Dame Sue Langley

Nicholas Lyons

Lord Neuberger

Sir William Russell

Meenal Sachdev

Rishi Sachdev

Paul Staples