Professor Dame Sally Davies

Executive Chair, The Trinity Challenge

Dame Sally Davies is the Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, and formerly the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for England, and the Chief Medical Adviser to the UK Government from 2011 to 2019. She was the first woman to hold the title of CMO and is the first to hold the post of Master of Trinity College.

She was a member of the WHO Executive Board from 2014-2016 and has led delegations to a range of WHO summits and forums since 2004. For three years, Dame Sally was the chair of the WHO Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on AMR and a co-convener of the UN Inter-Agency Co-ordination Group on AMR, set up in response to the declaration made at the UNGA in 2016. Currently, in her capacity as the UK Government’s Special Envoy on AMR, Dame Sally is part of the UN Global Leaders Group for AMR.

In July 2020, she established The Trinity Challenge, a new, global health non-profit, which has brought 42 of the world's preeminent institutions together as a coalition, to surface solutions that will help us identify, respond to, and recover from the next pandemic.

Dame Sally is a Fellow of the Royal Society and a Member of the US Academy of Science.  In the 2020 New Year’s Honours, Dame Sally was appointed Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (GCB) for services to public health and research, having received her DBE in 2009.

Headshot by Bill Knight.

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