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Mike takes interim chair at global health partnership

A former non-executive director at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) has taken on another important role.

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Dr Mike Knapton, pictured above, has been appointed as chair (interim) of the Cambridge Global Health Partnerships’ (CGHP) committee, taking over from Catherine Arnold OBE who has been chair for more than three years

Mike is already a member of the CGHP committee, having joined in 2023, and brings a wealth of relevant understanding and experience to the chair role. He is already a trustee and vice-chair of Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT), and a non-executive director at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.

His career began with general practice and has encompassed clinical, educational, commissioning, charity and governance roles. Throughout his career he has remained committed to patient-centred care in a publicly funded healthcare system.

He said:

I am excited to take on the role of chair (interim) and I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to Catherine for her commitment, leadership and many contributions to the work of CGHP over the past three years.

Dr Mike Knapton

Mike will work closely with others to identify the skills and experience needed in the next chair for the CGHP committee and will lead the appointment process.

Cambridge Global Health Partnerships (CGHP) is a charitable programme that facilitates safe, ethical, and effective health partnerships between Cambridge and the East of England and low and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Its work aims to strengthen healthcare systems and address major health challenges by sharing knowledge, skills, resources, and experiences. It supports NHS staff, students, and academics at all levels, to collaborate with partners and colleagues in hospitals and healthcare institutions around the world.

Its work is hybrid, allowing people to participate in global health work in-person and remotely. Together, its partners and members co-develop and co-deliver projects that deliver reciprocal benefits and improve healthcare globally.

CGHP functions as a linked charity to ACT. More about CGHP can be found at (opens in a new tab) and about ACT at (opens in a new tab)