The Circulation Foundation is proud to introduce its patrons, whose support we very much appreciate.
Mr George Davies
George Davies has been the most prolific supporter of the Circulation Foundation. He has generously providing research funding for over 10 years, after his mother, who suffered from vascular disease, sadly passed away.
Professor Sir Peter Bell
Professor Sir Peter Bell is Emeritus Professor of Surgery at the University of Leicester and honorary consultant surgeon to the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and was one of the founders of the Circulation Foundation along with fellow vascular surgeon Mr Antony Chant.
Sir Peter has been President of the European Society for Vascular Surgery, The Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland, and the International Society of Vascular Surgeons. His special interest is research in the fields of organ transplantation and vascular and he has published more than 700 papers in these areas. He has also written a number of textbooks on vascular surgery and transplantation.
Sir Peter is also responsible for introducing entrepreneur and designer George Davies to the Foundation and helping to develop this invaluable relationship.
Professor Roger Greenhalgh
Professor Greenhalgh, Professor of Surgery at Imperial College, London, has been an important driving force behind multi-centre clinical trials that have proved to be of seminal importance in vascular surgery.
He has held a number of positions including President of The Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland and President for the European Society for Vascular Surgery.
Professor Greenhalgh is also the founder of the Charing Cross International Symposium, a four day event, now in its 34th year, which brings together vascular surgeons from around the world.
Professor Averil Mansfield
Professor Averil Mansfield was the first woman in the UK to become a Professor of Surgery and has been a leading figure in encouraging more women to become surgeons. She was the founding Chairwoman of Women in Surgical Training (WiST) which was established by the Royal College of Surgeons.
Until 2002, Averil was a vascular surgeon working at St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College and one of her interests was the surgery to the carotid artery for the prevention of stroke. She has since been a Trustee of The Stroke Association and Vice Chairman of Stroke Association Council from 2001 to 2003. She is also a former Vice President of the Royal College of Surgeons.