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The head of Britain's Vaccine Taskforce has been slammed for revealing secret government plans on potential vaccines to financiers at an American venture capital conference.

Kate Bingham, a venture capitalist who is married to a Conservative Treasury minister, spent an hour talking about the UK government's Covid strategy to a 'premier webinar and networking event' for women in private equity hosted by a Massachusetts company.

Video footage of the event shows Bingham, 55, using a detailed list of vaccines which the UK government is closely monitoring and could later invest in in her presentation slides.

Kate Bingham, a venture capitalist who is married to a Conservative Treasury minister, spent an hour talking about the UK government's Covid strategy to a 'premier webinar and networking event' for women in private equity

Kate Bingham, a venture capitalist who is married to a Conservative Treasury minister, spent an hour talking about the UK government's Covid strategy to a 'premier webinar and networking event' for women in private equity

Bingham told virtual attendees of the $200-a-head conference: 'We haven't necessarily signed contracts with all of them so far. But they're all in our sights,' according to The Sunday Times.

A handful of the vaccines listed are owned by publicly traded companies, which could be invested in by those attending the conference. 

She was appointed to lead the UK's efforts to research and produce a coronavirus vaccine by Boris Johnson in May, despite having no vaccines expertise.

Bingham also retains her role a managing director of SV Health Investors, a Boston-based venture capital company that had $2bilion worth of investments in biotech or medical ventures in 2017.

Bingham told virtual attendees of the $200-a-head conference: 'We haven't necessarily signed contracts with all of them so far. But they're all in our sights'

Bingham told virtual attendees of the $200-a-head conference: 'We haven't necessarily signed contracts with all of them so far. But they're all in our sights'

The Oxford and Harvard-educated businesswoman spent almost 30 years at the company, and is lauded as having helped fund six drugs for patients with autoimmune diseases and cancer.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has said only that she does not work for SV 'full time'.

Responding to her appearance, Sir Alistair

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