Tribute to Brigadier Tony Morland: Chief Executive of Anthony Nolan from 1990-2003 and 2008-2009
Everyone at Anthony Nolan was saddened to hear of the death of our former Chief Executive, Anthony Morland, who passed away peacefully at home with his family in France on June 8. Tony, as he was known to most staff, joined the charity in 1990 after a career in the military. He led the charity for almost fifteen years, during which time he oversaw a number of projects which established Anthony Nolan in the scientific and research world.
During his time at the helm of the charity our new laboratories in Hampstead were completed and our Research Institute was opened, which helped establish Anthony Nolan as a leading scientific organisation.
Simon Dyson, Chairman of Anthony Nolan said: “Tony was a man of great commitment and passion and he will be sorely missed by all who worked with him and knew him. He spearheaded a number of successful infrastructure projects and played a key role in helping the charity grow, as well as strengthening Anthony Nolan’s profile, which included winning a Gold Medal and Best in Show for the organisation for his ‘Garden of Reflection’ at the Hampton Court Palace Garden show.”
Henny Braund, the Chief Executive of Anthony Nolan added: “The organisation owes Tony a great debt of gratitude. Alongside Professor John Goldman, he helped set up the Anthony Nolan Research Institute and appointed our first Scientific Director, which firmly established us as a research charity. He was a man of great integrity and purpose and his help to me when I first started at Anthony Nolan was both wise and right.”
There will be a memorial service later this year to celebrate his life.