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New chairman for Epilepsy Society

Epilepsy Society has elected a new chairman to its board of trustees.

Peter Worthington has grey hair and glasses. He is wearing a dark jacket, shirt and tie.

Peter Worthington took up his new position on Tuesday, taking over from Adrian Waddingham who has been acting as interim chairman at the charity.

Peter has worked in the international energy and natural resources sector and is the chief executive of a small African focused oil and gas start-up venture. He is also chairman of the Board of the London North West NHS Healthcare University Trust Board. His early career was spent in private and corporate commercial law in Australia.

Privilege to join Epilepsy Society

Peter said: 'It is my great privilege to be elected to the role of chairman of the board of trustees at Epilepsy Society.

'I feel that I am joining the charity at a very exciting time with the promise of breakthroughs in our pioneering research, both in genomics and brain imaging; the ever-developing provision of life enhancing care services for those with the most severe forms of epilepsy; and the imaginative and amazing work of fundraising, marketing and information teams in engaging with and supporting the 600,000 people across the UK with epilepsy. It is truly inspiring to be a small part of this.

'I would like to thank Adrian Waddingham who has done an excellent job as interim chairman; and the trustees who have supported him.'

Family life

Peter  came to London with his wife Sarah, a law academic at the University of Cambridge, and their four children in 1995 after living in Moscow for four years. He enjoys walking, swimming and playing golf as well as theatre, history, physics and medical advances.

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