Professor David S Latchman MA PhD DSc FRCPath FRSA CBE

Non Executive Director

  • Professor David Latchman CBE is Master of Birkbeck College, University of London and Professor of Genetics at Birkbeck and University College, London.

  • Professor Latchman has a first class honours BA in Natural Sciences, specialising in Genetics, a PhD and a DSc and has published extensively in the field of Genetics and Molecular Biology

  • He was appointed to the Chair of Human Genetics at UCL and Dean of the Institute of Child Health in 1999

  • Professor Latchman has an impressive track record as a fund-raiser, raising over £9 million pounds whilst Dean at the Institute of Child Health

  • On the basis of patents developed by his laboratory and with his significant experience of the commercial exploitation of intellectual property, he obtained Venture Capital funding to found a Company (Bio Vex Ltd) which is currently conducting phase 3 clinical trials in cancer and has recently been acquired by Amgen Ltd.

  • Professor Latchman serves on a number of committees including:

    • Confederation of British Industry (CBI) London Council (member)

    • National DNA Database Ethics Group (Home Office)

    • London First Board (Member)

    • Universities UK Research Policy Network (member)

    • Westminster Academy Advisory Board (member)

    • Women and Children First (Patron)

  • Professor Latchman was awarded the CBE for services to higher education in the Queen's Birthday Honours in June 2010.