Tuesday 11 September 2012
Westminster Reception for Palestinian Paralympic Team
Thursday 6 September 2012
Annual Review 2012
Wednesday 5 September 2012
MAP Board of Trustees
PresidentBaroness Morris of Bolton OBE - Baroness Morris became a life peer in 2004 and has served as the Shadow Minister for Education, Children, Families & Women and as a Shadow Work and Pensions Spokesperson. Since 2007 she has also been a member of the Board of Trustees of UNICEF UK and in 2009 she became the President of World Travel Market. Baroness Morris is the Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Jordan, Kuwait and the Palestinian Territories and is also Chair of the Conservative Middle East Council.
Mr Robin Kealy CMG - A former career diplomat, he was HM Ambassador in Tunis from 2002-2004. AS Consul General in Jerusalem from 1997-2001 he acted as Britain's Representative to the Palestinian Authority and was the UK Permanent Representative to UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees.
Sir Terence English - A Former President of the Royal College of Surgeons, and the surgeon who carried out the first successful heart transplant in the United Kingdom.
Mr Andrew Karney - Chairman of international NGO, Tiri, seeking to bring about integrity reforms, and a director of a venture capital company. Previously chairman of Language Line (a telephone interpreting company), independent director of Guardian Media Group and executive director of Logica plc, the international computer systems company.
Mr Leith Masri - Founder and Partner of Foursan Group, a leading Middle Eastern private equity firm investing in the region. He is also an attorney admitted to the New York Bar. He received his Juris Doctorate in Law and his Masters of Business Administration from Stanford University, and he received his Bachelors of Arts in Economics from Harvard University.
Mr Alan Philps - Chairman of the Advocacy Advisory Panel. Author and journalist with long experience of the Middle East, having worked for Reuters in the 1980s in Iran, Lebanon and Tunisia, and then for the Daily Telegraph as Middle East correspondent in the 1990s and finally as foreign editor. He is now a contributing editor for the National newspaper published in Abu Dhabi.
Mr Johnny Rizq - Chair of Finance Commitee. Following a 30-year career in journalism and international banking Johnny Rizq now runs his own management consulting business specialising in financial services. His work has taken him to most countries in the Middle East, as well as to parts of Africa, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. He has a degree in Economics from the American University of Beirut. He joined the Board of Trustees, as Treasurer, in 2009.
Mr Firas Sarhan - A registered general nurse with extensive experience of caring for patients with spinal cord injury. He is a member in several professional bodies related to nursing and spinal cord injury.
Dr Phyllis Starkey - Dr Phyllis Starkey was a Labour Member of Parliament (1997-2010) and Chair of the Communities & Local Government Select Committee (2005-2010). During her parliamentary career she took a particular interest in the Middle East, visiting Palestine, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan and chairing the All-Party Palestine Group. Dr Starkey is a biochemist and before entering parliament she had a distinguished career in medical research and was Lecturer in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Oxford University.
Mrs Abla Trebble - A registered general nurse and health visitor. She spent 14 years working as a senior nurse in Buckinghamshire, where her duties included managing health visitors, district nurses and the school nursing service. She was also the child protection adviser for the local health authority.
Professor Graham Watt MD FRCGP FFPHM FRCP FMedSci - Professor Watt is MAP's Scottish represenative and has been Chairman of the Programme Advisory Panel since late 2010. He is a medical practitioner, accredited in general practice and public health, and has been a Professor of General Practice at the University of Glasgow University since 1994. He is an elected Fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences. He is also an international consultant to the Institute of Community and Public Health at the University of Birzeit. With his strong knowledge of Palestine, he has been a member of MAP board of trustees since 2006.
Dr Pam Zinkin FRCP, FRPCH - is a retired consultant paediatrician with experience in child health and disability both in UK and overseas. She directed courses at the ICH on disability and the care of children in war and disasters. She is concerned with the determinants of health and advised the Mozambique MOH on child health planning. She has worked in many different countries and maintained her interest in the situation of Palestinians since meeting Swee Chai Ang in Beirut in 1982. She has carried out consultancies for WHO and other organisations in Jordan, Egypt, Iran, occupied Palestine and other countries.
John Beavis MB FRCS DMCC - John Beavis served in the Royal Navy as a Surgical Specialist, including time in Royal Navy Hospitals and on the commando Carrier HMS Bulwark. Subsequently he was Medical Officer to Reserve Royal Marine Commando Unit. He is a holder of Military Parachute Wings. In 1993 he began visits to Bosnia engaged in war surgery in the State Hospital Sarajevo. He was awarded the Bosnian Medal of Honour for work in Sarajevo Hospital during and after the war. His work extended with Primary Trauma Care training to North West frontier of Pakistan (NWFP) in 2003, Sri Lanka after the 2004 tsunami and subsequently occupied Palestinian.
Dr Swee Chai Ang FRCS - A founding Trustee of MAP, she is an orthopaedic consultant surgeon at the London and St Bartholomew's Hospital Trust. Working in Beirut during the 1982 invasion, she also witnessed and survived the massacre at Sabra and Shatila, writing "From Beirut to Jerusalem" about her experiences. She returned to London to help form MAP and, as the first chair of the projects committee, helped launch the volunteer programme in 1985. She has also co-authored the "Manual of War Surgery" and received the coveted 'Star of Palestine' award from the late President, Yasser Arafat.
HH Prof Judge Eugene Cotran - Chairman of the Centre Advisory Council of the Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law and a professorial research associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies.
Baroness Helena Kennedy - Helena Kennedy is a barrister, broadcaster and Labour member of the House of Lords. She is an expert in human rights law, civil liberties and constitutional issues and chair of Justice - the British arm of the International Commission of Jurists.
Mr Isaac Nusseibeh FRCS - Isaac Nuseibeh MBCHB, LMSSA, FRCS ed. is a Palestinian refugee from Jerusalem. He became a pioneering senior Consultant in Spinal Injuries and Paralysis at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, where he served from 1974 - 2007. While working at Stoke he was invited by many countries to treat patients and teach doctors. He also lectured at UCL to postgraduates, where he was a Director of a special course dedicated to treatment of paralysis and rehabilitation, and worked extensively with Middle Eastern patients. He was also the Honourary Secretary Of The International Medical Society For Paraplegia, has worked with MAP from its creation and was a Board Member before retiring in 2008.
Leila Qattan - Leila Qattan is a Board member of the Qattan Foundation.
Rt Hon Lord David Steel of Aikwood KT KBE DL - Former leader of the Liberal Democrat Party and President of MAP between 1997-2004.
Tony Laurance - Chief Executive.
Jo O'Neill - Director of Marketing
Mary Daly - Director of Finance & Administration
Aimee Shalan - Director of Advocacy and Communications
Dr Majed Nassar - Director of Programme, occupied Palestine/Israel
Marta Petagna - Director of Programme, Lebanon