ASH Board of Trustees


ASH is governed by a Board of Trustees of up to 12 people. The ASH Board of Trustees is made up of a wealth of experience and knowledge in the tobacco control field. Its members are chosen at our Annual General Meeting by an Advisory Council of more than 70 eminent people from fields such as medicine, public health, public relations and politics.

Prof. John Moxham, chair of the Board of Trustees

Prof. John Moxham, chair of the Board of Trustees

Professor John Moxham – Chair

John Moxham has been a consultant in Respiratory Medicine at King’s College Hospital since 1982. He is Professor of Respiratory Medicine at King’s College London School of Medicine. He has been interested in tobacco control for more than 20 years, initiated the Tobacco Committee of the British Thoracic Society and in the 1990’s was a Board member, and Chairman of ASH. In 1997 he became Dean on the King’s College Hospital campus and in 2000 Vice Dean of the enlarged KCL School of Medicine. He has been Medical Director of KCH from 2003 to 2009 and was then appointed Director of Clinical Strategy of King’s Health Partners, the Academic Health Sciences Centre constituted by Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College and Maudsley Hospitals and King’s College London.

Professor John Britton

Professor Britton is Professor of Epidemiology and Head of the Division of Epidemiology and Public Health at Nottingham University, and is a consultant in respiratory medicine at Nottingham City Hospital. He is Director of the UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies, and chairs the Royal College of Physicians tobacco advisory group.

Marisa Crook (Treasurer)

Marisa Crook is the Head of Finance (Control & Operations) at Cancer Research UK. Previously she was an Audit Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, specialising in the charity sector.

Professor Martin Jarvis OBE – Vice Chair

Professor Jarvis is Professor Emeritus of Health Psychology, University College London. He has been active in research into nicotine addiction, smoking cessation, and passive smoking for the past thirty years and is a member of the World Health Organisation’s Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation and the Royal College of Physicians’ Tobacco Advisory Group.

Dr Nicholas Hopkinson MA PhD FRCP

Dr Nicholas Hopkinson is a Reader in Respiratory Medicine & Honorary Consultant Physician at The National Heart and Lung Institute of Imperial College and the Royal Brompton Hospital where he runs the Advanced COPD service.  His research focuses on addressing exercise and activity limitation in COPD in areas including pulmonary physiology and lung volume reduction, skeletal muscle impairment and pulmonary rehabilitation. He chairs the British Thoracic Society COPD Specialist Advisory Group and is also active in tobacco control advocacy. He trained at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and The London Hospital Medical School and subsequently at St George’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals.

Peter Kellner

Peter Kellner is a political commentator and President of YouGov. Over the last 30 or so years he has been a journalist with The Sunday Times, The Independent, New Statesman and Evening Standard newspapers.

He has also been a visiting fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, and the Institute for Policy Studies, London and has advised several large corporations. He is the Chairman of the Royal Commonwealth Society.

Dr Andy McEwen

Dr Andy McEwen is a psychiatric nurse by training who specialised in the treatment of addictions. He is currently Assistant Director of Tobacco Studies at University College London and Executive Director of the National Centre for Smoking Cessation & Training (NCSCT). His main research interest is in finding new and better ways of helping smokers to quit. Andy also acts as a Senior Editor for Addiction and is Programme Director of the UK National Smoking Cessation Conference (UKNSCC).

Alison Cox
Councillor Jonathan McShane
Dr Helen Walters
Dr Sanjay Agrawal
Rt. Hon. Paul Burstow
Carolan Davidge