Kate Bingham, the beleaguered head of the UK’s vaccine task force, is expected to leave her post at the end of the year, according to a government source.
Bingham, a venture capitalist married to Treasury Secretary Jesse Norman, has come under fire for her use of extravagant public relations advisors and allegations about a presentation to a private investor conference. She is due to leave her post when her contract expires in January 2021, with the source saying it was “always clear” that this was her intention.
Labor has asked Cabinet Secretary Simon Case to investigate allegations that Bingham revealed sensitive information about potential targets for government vaccines at a special conference costing $ 200 per person.
According to a video of the event obtained by the Sunday Times Bingham Offer funders a detailed list of vaccines Which the UK government has been watching closely and could invest in later.
Bingham reportedly told the event: “We haven’t necessarily signed contracts with all of them yet. But they’re all in our sight.” Many vaccines are owned or funded by public companies.