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Lord Ian McColl - Honorary President

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Lord McColl was elected President of The Leprosy Mission England and Wales in 1996.  He was Professor of Surgery at Guy’s Hospital from 1971 to 1998. He is also Chairman of Mercy Ships UK.

Lord McColl was made a Life Peer for his work with disabled people in 1989. He was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Prime Minister John Major from 1994 to 1997 and was a Shadow Minister for Health from 1997 to 2000. He was made a CBE in 1997. In 1998, Lord McColl travelled to India to witness The Leprosy Mission's projects.