Professor Sir Alan Craft
Professor Sir Alan Craft joined the trust as a non-executive director in October 2018 following a 40-year career as a doctor, educator and innovator.
Professor Craft, a Northumberland resident and author of over 350 papers, review articles and books, began his medical career in 1969 before specialising first in paediatric medicine and then in paediatric oncology.
He held the presidency of the Royal College of Paediatrics between 2003 and 2006 and that of the International Paediatric Oncology Society for over six years between 1999 and 2005.
A pioneer of treatment, research and patient care Professor Craft has led studies into the management of bone tumours and the evaluation of screening for neuroblastoma; to name but two.