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Leprosy: Reaching the last mile

Monday 12 August 2019, 1.00pm

A-042, CPD area of the Warwick Medical School Building, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL

Peter Waddup, National Director, The Leprosy Mission England and Wales
Sian Arulanantham, Head of Programmes and Policy, The Leprosy Mission England and Wales


pwaddupPeter Waddup

Peter was appointed National Director in 2017. Prior to that he was a volunteer speaker, trustee, treasurer and then Chair having joined the Board in 2009. Peter qualified as an accountant with ACCA and later studied for a Master's degree in Business Administration at the University of Warwick, and was previously the Managing Director of a specialist joinery manufacturer, Scotts of Thrapston Ltd. Having met the then National Director in his local church in 2008 Peter very quickly became passionate about the work of the Leprosy mission and helping to make a difference for people and communities affected by leprosy. His ambition is to see an end to this debilitating disease and put himself out of work. He is married with two grown up children.

sianSian Arulanantham

With a degree in Education and a MSc in International Development, Sian has been a senior leader in the education and international development sectors for the last 20 year. Managing a skilled team, she oversees all The Leprosy Mission England and Wales’ oversees programmes and research across 10 countries, leads on advocacy and policy work, as well as developing institutional fundraising. Her role is diverse and is focused on both defeating leprosy and transforming lives. This has ranged from working with the UN Human Rights Committee to develop Principles and Guidelines on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Persons Affected by Leprosy to supporting numerous Ministries of Health in low and middle income countries to strengthen their Leprosy Control initiatives.