Dr Parviz Habibi PhD FRCP FRCPCH – Chairman
Dr Parviz Habibi is a Reader in Paediatric Intensive Care and Respiratory Medicine at Imperial College London and St Mary’s NHS Trust London. He founded the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at St Mary’s Hospital in 1992 and was one of the pioneers of the Mobile Intensive Care Service for London.
Beverley Habibi MSc, COSMIC Founder
The founder of COSMIC, Beverley Habibi was a manager at St Mary’s NHS Trust between 1994 and 2000. She subsequently worked for the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust until she retired in 2003.
Dr Tom Lissauer MB BChir FRCP FRCPCH
Tom Lissauer is a specialist in neonatal medicine; he is Lead Neonatal Clinician for Clinical Governance and the Maternity Risk Management Board.
Dr Simon Nadel FRCP, Clinical Lead PICU
Simon Nadel is an Executive Board Member and Clinical Director, Paediatrics, at St Mary’s Hospital, London, where he has been a consultant since 1994. He is currently the clinical lead on the PICU. Prior to this, he was Research Fellow on the PICU for three years. Apart from his clinical work, he has a major research interest in the causes of serious infections in children and has been involved in the design and implementation of all the major clinical trials in children with septic shock.
Emma Rosenblatt is the founder and chief executive of Redleaf Communications, a leading media and investor relations agency. Her son, Patrick Kane, was treated for meningococcal septicaemia in 1998 when he was nine months old. Emma has been actively involved in raising money for COSMIC including running the London Marathon (never again!) and sitting on the COSMIC Ball Committee.
Jeremy Mills is CEO of Bob & Co and former MD of Lion Television. He has been the executive producer behind many of the most hard-hitting factual programmes on UK television, including award-winners Great Ormond Street and Children’s Hospital. He became involved in COSMIC in 1996 when the St Mary’s PICU team saved his daughter Katy’s life when she contracted meningococcal septicaemia.
Stephane is the Managing Director leading Abraaj’s Operational Excellence Team based in Dubai. He has over 20 years’ experience in Financial Services across Strategy Consulting and Financial Institutions. Stephane’s daughter was taken ill when she was 3 weeks old and spent her first Christmas in PICU where Stephane and his family gained first-hand experience of the quality care the unit provides all families. His daughter is now a healthy and live loving 10 year old. Stephane has run 4 marathons to raise funds for Cosmic and enjoys supporting the charity as a Trustee