Executive Director and Chair
Professor Sharon Peacock CBE FMedSci is Executive Director and Chair at COG-UK, and a Professor of Public Health and Microbiology in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cambridge. She is a world authority on pathogen genomics, antibiotic resistance, and a range of specific infectious pathogens. This includes Staphylococcus aureus (including MRSA), and Burkholderia pseudomallei (the cause of the tropical infectious disease, melioidosis). Professor Peacock is a non-executive director at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and holds a secondment with Public Health England (PHE) as Director of Science (Pathogen Genomics).