CAG Board of Trustees
Dr. Arjun Rajagopalan, Surgeon
Dr. Arjun Rajagopalan completed his Bachelors Degree in Medicine from Madras Medical College, Chennai and his Postgraduate training in surgery from St. Francis Hospital and the Loyola University Medical Center, USA.
A lucid writer on healthcare issues, Dr. Rajagopalan is currently the Chief of Medical Staff and Head, Department of Surgery at Sundaram Medical Foundation - a multi-speciality hospital in Chennai.
Mr. N. L. Rajah, Advocate
Mr. N. L. Rajah graduated in Law from Madras Law College and has a wide range of legal expertise.He was the President of the Madras Consumer Courts Bar Association and has worked extensively with other civil society groups in Chennai, including the Catalyst Trust.
Mrs. Tara Murali, Architect and Conservationist
Mrs. Tara Murali graduated from Madras University with a Bachelors Degree in Architecture. She has been an Associate Architect in 'Bharath and Associates' - a premier Architect's firm in Chennai since 1992.
She has also been the Secretary of Indian Institute of Architects - Tamil Nadu Chapter and involved in conservation work through INTACH. She has also been closely associated with the Palani Hills Conservation Council and the Chennai Heritage Trust.
Dr. Suchitra Ramakumar, Doctor and School Teacher
Dr. Suchitra Ramakumar completed her degree in medicine and apprenticed with an Ayurvedic physician and a Homeopath before working as a Health Educator with the Association for the Physically Handicapped, Bangalore.
She has traveled around India, working extensively with several different hospitals, NGO's and schools, before moving to Chennai in 1998. She now teaches Biology and Environmental Studies at The KFI (Krishnamurthy Foundation of India) School in Chennai.
Dr. Hema is a PhD in Econometrics from the University of Madras and went on to do her Post doctoral fellowship in University of California, Berkeley. She has been involved in a lot of research in the area of Energy, Electricity, local infrastructure. She has been teaching Microeconomics at the Madras School of Economics (MSE) Chennai for more than a decade.
She has numerous publications to her credit and has also authored a book Topics in Applied Economics: Tools, Issues and Institutions, (co-editor with G. Mythili), Academic Foundation, New Delhi, Jan 2005. Her areas of interest include Energy - Electricity and Renewable Energy - Policy, Institutions, Regulation, Cost and Pricing aspects; Local Infrastructure Financing.
Dr. George. S. Thomas, Orthopaedic Surgeon
A renowned Orthopaedician, Dr. George Thomas has more than two decades of rich experience in the field of Orthopaedics. He has been the editor of Indian Journal on Medical Ethics and has written many articles on the topic of medical ethics.