Tim McLachlan is Chief Executive of The Natasha Allergy Research Foundation, responsible for the strategic direction and all the Foundation’s activities across the UK and globally.
The vision of Natasha’s Foundation is to make allergy history through preventing and eradicating allergic disease, creating a world without allergy. As the only charity in the UK dedicated to funding allergy research, the Foundation also campaigns to change policy, including Natasha’s Law (implemented October 2021) and calling for an Allergy Tsar (July 2021) as well as raising awareness. As Chief Executive, Tim also oversees the Foundation’s developing portfolio of pioneering research into the treatment, prevention and causes of food allergy.
Tim has worked in the voluntary sector for over 20 years leading and developing national charities in health and social care, Olympic Legacy and social exclusion. Tim completed an MBA at the University of Liverpool, their first student to do so focussing on the voluntary sector. His first degree was in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne where he specialised in cancer chemotherapy and the treatment of infectious diseases.
Away from work Tim enjoys Cathedral Choral Music, leading Explorer Scouts (including the Duke of Edinburgh Award) and hill walking with one or more of his four rescue sighthounds.
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