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Former prime minister of Australia to chair Wellcome Trust

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Julia Gillard will ‘bring a unique global outlook’ to UK medical charity

Former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard, who replaced Kevin Rudd after a federal leadership spill in 2010, has been appointed chair of the London-based Wellcome Trust, one of the world’s largest medical research funders.

She will take up the role in April 2021, replacing Eliza Manningham-Buller, who is stepping down after five years as chair of the board.

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