Ex-Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard to become chair of Wellcome in 2021
In April 2021, Julia Gillard will become chair of Wellcome, the UK-based medical research charity currently engaged in developing a coronavirus vaccine. Gillard was Prime Minister of Australia from 2010 to 2013 and is currently chair of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). She is also chair of the Australian mental health organization Beyond Blue.
Gillard will succeed Eliza Manningham-Buller, who is stepping down from the role.