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Trustees

Peek is a trading name of Peek Vision Ltd, a company entirely owned by The Peek Vision Foundation, which is a registered charity. The Peek Vision Foundation is guided by an expert Board of Trustees. Peek Vision Ltd is managed by a Board of Directors, which report regularly to the Foundation Trustees and are held accountable by it.

Peter Ackland

Peter Ackland serves as a Trustee and partnerships advisor on the Board. Peter was CEO of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) from 2009 to 2017. IAPB is an umbrella organisation bringing together over 150 NGOs, professional eye care bodies and institutions worldwide. Following his training as a chemist, Peter spent several years conducting research in industry and academia. He then made a career change and has been engaged in health and community development work for the past 30 years.

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Matthew Burton

Professor Matthew Burton serves as a Trustee and Scientific Advisor to the Board of Trustees. Matthew is an ophthalmologist who has lived and worked in the Gambia and Tanzania. He is a Professor of International Eye Health at the International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow. Matthew is Director of the Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium.

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Allen Foster

Chairman

Professor Allen Foster OBE serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees.  Allen is Co-Director of the International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) and the International Centre for Evidence in Disability (ICED), both at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.  He worked as a doctor in Tanzania for ten years for CBM (an international NGO working in international eye care and disability) and subsequently as the CEO of CBM International.

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Martin Frost

Martin Frost is CEO and Co-Founder of CMR Surgical (formerly "Cambridge Medical Robotics"), recently judged the hottest robotics startup in the UK developing the next generation system for robotically-assisted minimal access surgery. Prior to founding CMR Surgical, Martin was CEO and CFO of Sagentia plc. Under his leadership Sagentia, with Vodafone and Safaricom, conceived, developed and rolled-out M-Pesa, the leading mobile-money platform in the world.

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Ashish Goyal

Ashish Goyal serves as a Trustee and Treasurer to the Board. Ashish works as a Portfolio Manager with a large macro hedge fund in London, managing a global portfolio. Ashish has been blind since the age of 19 and was the first blind graduate of Wharton Business School and has the distinction of being the first blind trader in the world. He was honoured by India’s highest civilian award for disabled individuals. Ashish has also been recognised by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader.

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