Our Board of Trustees

Dr Adrian Brown MBBS MSc MRCOG FFPH Global Executive MBA

Adrian is a founder of Maternity Worldwide. He works as a consultant in Public Health and Social Entrepreneur. After initially training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and becoming a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) he then developed an interest in women’s public health. He studied for a Masters in Public Health at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). He has been responsible for the organisational development and has led the programmatic work of Maternity Worldwide. Adrian has served as a member of the RCOG International Executive Board. He has recently completed an Executive MBA at INSEAD business school (studying in France, Singapore, San Francisco and Abu Dhabi).

Professor Stanley BrownTrustee
Professor Stanley Brown

Professor Stan Brown brings to Maternity Worldwide a wealth of experience in management of organisations at executive and board level. His career has spanned higher education, health and the charity and commercial sectors.  During his academic career he worked in the medical science field and was instrumental in bringing several new therapies into clinical use, with over 150 scientific publications. He served on the University of Leeds Council and became Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Vice-President) of the University with extensive executive responsibilities.

He has also served as a non-executive director on the Board of a large NHS regional health authority for several years, with corporate responsibility for running the organisation with a multi-billion pound budget. For many years, until recently, he was a trustee of the charity, Yorkshire Cancer Research and served as the Chair of its Scientific Advisory Committee.  As a result of his researches he co-founded a spin-out company to develop new antimicrobial drugs and also novel cancer treatments and was its Chief Scientific Officer and Director for more than 12 years.

Stan has a long-standing interest in charitable work in Africa.

Mary Russell Bsc (Hons) RN RHV MA

Mary works in a senior role in public health in London with a focus on health promotion, disease prevention and addressing inequalities in health. Mary has a background in nursing and health visiting, which she still practices, and an interest in maternal and child health and wellbeing. Mary has a specialist interest in domestic violence. She has been a member of the Westminster Domestic Violence Forum since its inception in 1997 and has been its Chair for over twelve years.