About

We have a single aim:
a world without
scarring

The Scar Free Foundation is a medical research charity with a 15 year track record of raising and investing funds in wound healing, burns and cleft research.


Our people

Patron: HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO

President: The Lord Rose of Monewden

Vice Presidents:

  • Dr Geraldine Brough, FRCP
  • Professor Sir Kenneth C. Calman, KCB, MD, FRCS, DL, FRSE
  • General Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter GCB, CBE, DSO, ADC Gen
  • The Rt Hon the Lord Patten of Barnes, CH
  • Professor Sir John Temple, MB, ChB(Hons), ChM, FRCS(Ed&Eng) DSc, FMedSci, FRCP(Ed&Lond) FRCA, FHKCS, FRCAS
  • Mr Hugh J Twiss MBE

Lead Ambassador: Mr Simon Weston, CBE

Chairman: Professor Sir Bruce Keogh KBE, MD, DSc FRCS, FRCP

Research Council Chairman: Professor Peter Weissberg CBE, MD, DSc, FRCP, FMedSci

Development Board Chairman: Lord James Bethell

Honorary Treasurer: Mr Simon Boadle

Board of Trustees:

  • Mr David Allen, OBE
  • Ms Alison Clarke
  • Mr Richard Collier
  • Lieutenant General Richard Nugee
  • Mr Timothy Streatfeild
  • Mrs Alexandra Thrower

Chief Executive: Mr Brendan Eley

Head of Research Funds: Ms Charlotte Coates

Research Officers:

  • Ms Eleanor Carden
  • Ms Isabelle Brown

Company Secretary & Finance Manager: Ms Amanda McKechnie

Development Officer: Ms Isabella Read


membership associations

The Scar Free Foundation is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities, and supports its position statement on the use of animals in research.

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The Scar Free Foundation proudly works with the Fundraising Regulator, an independent body which sets and maintains the standards for charitable fundraising.

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