The all-volunteer administration of the Foundation has expanded; congratulations to the newly titled folk. From the chairman, Aubrey de Grey:
Given our recent progress in terms of large donations, David Gobel and I have decided that it’s time to appoint a few more of the most active volunteers to positions with specific named responsibilities. The new appointments are as follows:
Damien Crough is Chief Financial Officer of the Methuselah Foundation. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Australia over 15 years ago while he was working as an auditor with the leading international accounting firm. After qualifying, Damien spent time as the State Finance Manager of a very large Australian government department, and then later as the regional financial controller of an SEC listed company. Recently Damien has been providing very large companies and banks across Europe, and in India, Japan and the United States with advice on international accounting and financial risk management, as well as the associated procedures and controls. He has been a volunteer with the Methuselah Foundation since 2005.
David Chambers is Chief Operating Officer of The Methuselah Foundation. He has a long-held interest in leading edge science and technology. With first and Masters degrees in Natural Sciences and Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge, UK, he has accumulated extensive commercial experience working in technology and industrial companies, both established and start-up, in the UK and the west coast of the USA. He holds an MBA from London Business School and an MSc in Intellectual Property Law from the University of London. He is a founder/director of a UK distributed database applications start-up and a director of a Singapore-based Asian small cap equity fund. He has been a volunteer with the Methuselah Foundation since 2005.
Jeffrey Hall is Executive Director of SENS. He is an experienced Electrical Engineer and a student of biology. A graduate of the University of Michigan, he has headed Muse Technologies Inc. for 14 years. Muse Technologies is a research and development engineering firm that specializes in the development of hardware and software systems used in a variety of research labs and industrial settings. His most recent project is an NIH funded research project with the University of Michigan’s Human Genetics department. This project’s long-term aims are to develop a real-time lab animal monitoring and management system. In 2004, he contacted Aubrey de Grey who encouraged him to delve further into his biology studies. Jeff has been a volunteer with the Methuselah Foundation since 2005 where he also coordinates the Foundation’s graphic artists volunteers.
We’re delighted to announce that all three of them have enthusiastically accepted these roles.
The Foundation volunteer crew of course includes many other individuals who are doing excellent work in advancing the cause of longevity research and making the Foundation into a real, ongoing success story. We couldn’t have come this far without all your efforts!