Who We Are
Sir Ben Kingsley
Judy Ledger RGN Hon MA (MICFM)
Professor James Drife MD FRCOG FRCPE FRCSE FOGSA FFSRH
James Drife is emeritus professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of Leeds, UK, and editor-in-chief of the European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology. He has been vice-president of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and from 1994 to 2011 he was a national obstetric assessor for the UK Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths. More recently he has been a consultant to the World Health Organisation, working in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East. He has edited a number of books and is a regular columnist for the BMJ.
Dame Lorna Muirhead, Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside
Dame Lorna Muirhead, Immediate Past President of the Royal College of Midwives, has represented midwives in many forums nationally and internationally. This includes being on the Council of the Kings Fund, being a member of the Senior Nursing, Midwifery Advisory Committee which advises Government on issues relating to midwifery, and being the RCM representative on the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Council. Also a member of the External Working Group of the National Framework for Children, Dame Lorna has authored recent publications including Women at Work, and co authored the RCM/RCOG joint document Towards Safer Childbirth. Awarded the Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for midwifery services in the year 2000, Dame Lorna became a fellow of the RCOG and Honorary Fellow of Liverpool John Moores’ University. Lorna is now the Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside.