Meningitis Now Trustee Chris Philipsborn

Chris is also a Trustee of The Disabilities Trust, and Plus, a London care provider

Chris Philipsborn


Chris is Executive Vice President and London Managing Partner at Kreab Worldwide, a strategic global communications agency.

He serves as chair of The Ad Hoc Council, founded in 1975 to bring senior EU and Member State politicians, officials and diplomats together with the business and commercial world. He is a Trustee of The Disabilities Trust, and Plus, a London care provider. 

Chris has participated on four management boards across the commercial, public sector, consultancy, and NGO sectors, including Sellafield, Europe’s largest nuclear site and The Salzburg Global Seminar, a foreign policy think tank. He began his career as a journalist, writing for the Financial Times, The Economist and broadcasting for the BBC World Service.

  • Meningitis Now Trustee James Sutherland

    James Sutherland


    James is the Chief Risk & Compliance Officer for DAS UK Group, having previously worked in governance roles across Higher Education and Financial Services.

  • Meningitis Now trustee Sam Blackie

    Samantha Blackie


    Sam Blackie is an experienced Human Resources Director, with a specific focus on developing and implementing the strategic people agenda, leading complex change and working with a broad range of stakeholders.

  • Meningitis Now trustee Rod Adlington

    Rod Adlington


    The Adlington family lost their son Barney to meningitis in 2005 and have fundraised since, mainly through "Barney's Bash", a series of farm-based, one night mini festivals.

  • Meningitis Now trustee - Emma Thomas

    Emma Thomas


    Emma is a chartered accountant and currently CFO of Parmenion, which is an investment management and platform business.