Who we are


Rachael McCormack, who has direct experience of Kawasaki Disease, is the Founder of Societi Foundation.  Rachael is a management and leadership professional and drives forward the day-to-day business of our organisation.

Our Board of Trustees

Our Board Members bring together a strong combination of skills and expertise:

  • Rachael McCormack, FCMI, FILM, Founder & Company Director
  • Roger Greenwood, FLI Company Director
  • Prof Robert Tulloh, MA DM FRCPCH Honorary Professor of Congenital Cardiology and pulmonary hypertension, Societi Chair
  • Gerry Higgins, CIC Managing Director & Company Director
  • Prof Paul Brogan, ​Professor of Vasculitis and Honorary Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • Prof Mike Danson, DLitt, FAcSS, FIED, FeRSA, FRSA, Professor Emeritus of Enterprise Policy, Heriot-Watt University

Scientific Advisory Board

Kawasaki Disease has many effects on a child and as such a multi-disciplinary approach to research/care is needed for this disease. Societi is supported by the phenomenal clinical expertise of:

Prof Despina Eleftheriou; Paediatric Rheumatologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Institute of Child Health
Prof Paul Brogan; ​Professor of Vasculitis and Honorary Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital
Prof Michael Levin; Professor of Paediatrics & International Child Health, Imperial College London
Dr Tom Johnson; Consultant Cardiologist, Bristol Heart Institute
Prof Damian Roland; Consultant and Honorary Associate Professor in Paediatric Emergency Medicine, University Hospitals, Leicester
Dr Owen Miller; Consultant in Paediatric and Fetal Cardiology, Clinical Director, Congenital Heart Network, Evelina London Children’s Hospital

Dr Filip Kucera; Paediatric Cardiologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital

Dr Jethro Herberg; Clinical Reader in Paediatric Infectious Disease, Imperial College London


Specialist Support

Societi Foundation is advised by Browne Jacobson LLP on legal matters. We retain the services of Wright Vigar Ltd on financial matters and accountancy services.