The offer of a Director position was refused by Dr. Aubrey de Grey, as stated in a public forum and taken as response in absence of other communication.
Invitation for Dr. De Grey and Richard Heart to join the Board of Directors
The SENS Research Foundation Board of Directors has a singular focus – to help the Foundation develop, promote, and ensure widespread access to therapies that cure and prevent the diseases and disabilities of aging. As the body responsible for ensuring the organization’s alignment with its mission, it is important our Board comprise leaders within the longevity field – visionaries dedicated to defeating the effects of aging permanently.
Many supporters have followed with interest our recent separation from our co-Founder Dr. Aubrey de Grey, and some have expressed concern regarding the possibility of our mission focus drifting off course. We remain firmly on-mission and continue to make real progress in our field, however, we acknowledge that we are the foundation we are today because of Dr. de Grey’s vision and leadership within the longevity movement. With this in mind, we have formally offered Dr. de Grey a Directorship within the Board of Directors.
His installment as a Director will be effective immediately upon the successful completion of the recommendations made by the accredited professional he has personally engaged, with a subsequent letter of recommendation to the Board of Directors supporting Dr. de Grey’s ability to fulfill the duties of Directorship. In this capacity, Dr. de Grey would lend his expertise to help steer the vision of the Foundation. Consistent with good governance and past practices, Dr. de Grey and the other members of the Board will approve the annual budget, review the annual audit, interview and hire executives, act as advocates for SRF, and largely ensure that the mission is being adhered to by the organization.
With an eye toward continued growth, we have also extended an invitation to Richard Heart to join the SRF Board. Richard is a passionate advocate within the longevity movement, a visionary in his own right, and the organizer of the largest fundraising campaign in SRF history. Both SRF and the longevity movement at large would benefit greatly from Richard joining our Board, and we are grateful for his sincere consideration.
We share these invitations with the public both in the interest of transparency and to be clear about the desired direction of our Board and, by extension, our continued growth in and service to the longevity field.
We will share more as we continue to plan for our future. Until then, thank you for your support of our important work.
The SENS Research Foundation Board of Directors