John is well known to many though his highly successful international rugby union career where he won 40 caps for Scotland and was a member of the British Lions tour to Australia in 1989. He has been a member of the International Rugby Board Council since 2010 and has recently taken up a position as Chair of the Council.
John said, “It is a great honour for me to receive this fellowship and it has been an enormous privilege to serve on the boards of the Moredun Research Institute and the Moredun Foundation. I have particularly enjoyed getting to know the scientists and developing a better understanding of the very valuable work they do in developing vaccines and diagnostic tests to combat livestock disease. I am very interested in hearing about Moredun’s progress going forward”.
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