(Reg UK Charity
Dr Alan N Howard MA, PhD, FRIC
of Downing College, Cambridge University and Honorary Professor at
University of Ulster. His career at Cambridge University spans 50 years
and he has held positions in the Department of Investigative Medicine
and Pathology as well as the Dunn Nutritional Laboratory, before
founding his own laboratory at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, which was
closed in 1999. He has published over 250 original articles in medical
literature and authored and edited 8 major books on coronary heart
disease and obesity. He was co-founder of the International Journal of
Obesity and was involved in the foundation of the International
Congress on Obesity and the European Atherosclerosis Society. His work
on obesity led to the development of Very Low Calorie Diets, leading to
a number of commercial products including his own formulation of the
Cambridge Diet, which has been used by millions of people world-wide.
In 1982, he established the Howard Foundation, a charitable trust
supporting bio-medical research at the University of Cambridge, and
which has provided 3 buildings at Downing College between 1987 and 2009.
Fleet has devoted much of her working life to the hospitality industry.
Amongst her many diverse and successful ventures, she has managed an
award winning seafood restaurant, run a successful outside catering
business and introduced the first cookery school to Cambridge to
critical acclaim. She was Secretary to the Friends of the Fitzwilliam
Museum from 1997 – 2004 which allowed her to further her
interest in the arts.
As the wife of the late Dr Stephen Fleet, past master of Downing
College, Cambridge, she retains a strong involvement in the College
through the students, staff, fellowship and alumni. Since her
retirement, many charitable causes have benefited from her expertise.
She is now vice Chairman of the Newcomers and Visiting Scholars Group
of the University of Cambridge.
Lambert, nee Howard, completed a degree in Physiology and Biochemistry
at Southampton University in 1980, and thereafter a Post Graduate
Diploma in Dietetics in London. Her working life has been spent as a
research Dietitian in London and Oxford, and thereafter as a stage
registered Dietitian at several hospitals in Oxford; since 1996 she has
specialised in treating adults with eating disorders. She is widowed
with two children, and is currently the Oxfordshire co-ordinator of the
Law degree at Cambridge University, he qualified as a solicitor and
worked for over five years in the Leeds office of what is now Eversheds
Co-founded the Howard Foundation Charitable trust with scientist father
Dr Alan Howard, and with him launched the Cambridge Diet in the UK in
1984. Served as Director of the product's manufacturing and marketing
companies at home and abroad from inception until the Group
was sold by MBO in 2005.
Currently, he is Secretary to Howard Foundation and Managing Director
of Howard Foundation (Holdings) Limited, whose main activity is now the
licensing of its portfolio of nutriceutical patents, and sales of
Parliamentary candidate in 1992, 1994 and 1997.
Elected Wilkins (honorary) Fellow of Downing College, October 2007.