The Board’s role is to set the Charity’s strategic direction. The Board monitors the delivery of the Charity’s objectives, upholds its values and governance, and advises and supports the Chief Executive, who leads the Executive Management Team towards achieving the Charity’s vision and purpose.

The Board of Trustees meets five times a year. Sub-committees of Trustees and staff report on Audit and Risk, Nominations and Governance, Investment and Legacy.

Alzheimer’s Research UK undertakes all of its charitable and fundraising activities with no bias in regard to political affiliation or religion.

Read more about our wider commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.



Our voluntary Board of Trustees meets five times per year, with executive staff present.


Senior team

With expertise in research, fundraising, policy and more, our staff and key spokespeople are dedicated to making breakthroughs possible.

prof James Rowe

Scientific advisors

Our Scientific Advisory Board works to ensure that donations from our dedicated supporters support high-quality research that delivers the most progress towards reducing the impact of dementia.

David Mayhew

Vice President

David Mayhew CBE took on the role of Vice President, following his standing down as Alzheimer’s Research UK Chair at the beginning of 2023.

Our 10-year strategy

Alzheimer's Research UK: Towards a Cure defines the change we want to see for people affected by dementia. And identifies the unique role that we play.

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