Alastair Kent, OBE

Director of Rare Disease UK and Genetic Alliance UK, incoming Chair of CRDN

Alastair came to Galastair_kent1enetic Alliance UK over 20 years ago because he was excited by the challenge that new knowledge in genetics created – the idea that, for people affected by a genetic condition, yesterday’s science fiction is tomorrow’s clinical service improvement.

Trying to transform these possibilities into positive outcomes whilst reducing the potential for abuse is an incredible challenge, and Alistair feels incredibly privileged to work in this field.

The fact that Genetic Alliance UK is now a respected and authoritative voice for patients and families is something about which he feels pride, and also a huge sense of responsibility. It is a challenge that excited Alastair on the first day he became aware of the impact of genetic disorders and which continues to excite him today.