Professor Sir Kenneth Calman
Appointed: 1 April 2007
Re-appointed: 1 April 2011
Sir Kenneth Calman is Chairman of the National Trust for Scotland. He is the Chancellor of the University of Glasgow. He graduated in medicine in Glasgow and became Professor of Oncology in 1974. He remained in that post for 10 years. In 1984 he became Dean of Postgraduate Medicine and Professor of Postgraduate Medical Education at the University of Glasgow and Consultant Physician with an interest in palliative care at Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow. In 1989 he was appointed Chief Medical Officer at the Scottish Home and Health Department and in September 1991 he became Chief Medical Officer in the Department of Health in London. He was a member of the Executive Board of the World Health Organisation, and its Chairman from 1998-9. He was Vice Chancellor and Warden of the University of Durham from 1998 until 2007. He was a Member of the Statistics Commission from 1999 until 2007. He is President of the Institute of Medical Ethics. He chaired the Commission on Scottish Devolution 2008-9, and was President of the British Medical Association 2008. He was awarded a KCB in 1996. His most recent books are "A study of storytelling, humour and learning in medicine" and "Medical Education: Past present and future".
Sir Kenneth is Deputy Chair of the BL Board. He was appointed to the Board on the basis of his top-level experience of leadership and management in a university research environment and as a research scientist.