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Our trustees

Mr Peter Sedgwick (Chair)

Mr Peter Sedgwick has been Chair of 3i Infrastructure PLC, a FTSE 250 company, since its flotation.  He became our chair in May 2012.  He was a Vice President of the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg 2000-2006 and before that worked at the Treasury for thirty years. 

Mr Stephen Gibson (Vice Chair)

Formerly Chief Economist and Director of Economic Policy at Postcomm (the independent regulator for postal services in the UK), Stephen Gibson now runs his own economic consultancy, SLG Economics, providing regulatory and competition policy advice to regulators, regulated companies and governments - including an interim role as Chief Economist at Ofwat, the UK water regulator helping to develop the post-2020 regulatory framework for water.

Stephen has published articles on railway economics, rail capacity charging ad incentivising rail performance in leading academic journals. He is regularly interviewed on radio and television (BBC, ITV and Sky), discussing  topical questions such as Royal Mail privatisation and the future of postal services in the UK. Stephen is currently an Honorary Lecturer in Microeconomics at Birkbeck College, part of London University.

Ms Lorraine Lander (Treasurer)

Ms Linda Clemett

Linda Clemett is currently retired after a long career in finance. She qualified as an accountant in1984 and also obtained an MSc in Charity Finance from South Bank University.

Linda started her working life in National Audit Office but moved into the charity sector in 1992 where she has been the Finance Director of a number of charities and has provided advice and support to many others. She has also worked as the Financial Secretary to the Government of St Helena, where she was the first Chair of the Charity Commission for the Island.

Ms Christina Dolan Lakin

Mr Dennis Horner

Mr Joe Higgins

A computer scientist by education and accountant by qualification, Joe Higgins has spent most of his career in finance and financial services.  He held a number of senior roles with Bank of Scotland, HBOS, Lloyds Banking Group and latterly as CEO and largest shareholder and CEO of Certus.  He has extensive experience of managing through turbulent times and implementing strategic changes gained in periods as Head of Mortgages for HBOS during the 2007-08 financial crisis and Chief Executive of Bank of Scotland (Ireland) through the closure of this business.

Joe led the negotiations on behalf of Certus to secure the contract to manage the run-down of BoSI's £26bn loan book.  The contract was one of the largest ever awarded by Lloyds Banking Group and involved the transfer of over 800 staff.  Following the successful completion of the contract, Joe has accepted a number of non-executive roles.  Joe is a Certified Bank Director and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

Mr John Schofield

Mr John Stebbing

Ms Kym Lang 

Kym is a health promotion specialist with extensive experience transforming health policy and research into practice. She has held senior management roles at Cancer Research UK and World Cancer Research Fund, directing programmes to raise awareness of cancer prevention and early detection. She also led on patient and health professional engagement for NHS personal health budgets. Kym is a registered nutritional therapist with a focus on digestive health.

Ms Michelle Scott 

Mr Richard Anderson 

Richard has over 20 years’ experience in healthcare and life science communications.  He specialises in global PR and communications including corporate communications, strategic marketing, advertising and branding.Before co-founding his current digital agency, Sciad Communications, Richard was Chair of Burson-Marsteller’s European healthcare practice following 5 years he spent at another plc, Chime Communications.  Prior to that, Richard founded and led De Facto Communications, Europe’s leading life science communications agency.

Mr Stephen Fenwick

Stephen Fenwick qualified in medicine from Nottingham University in 1995, subsequently training in hepatobiliary and liver transplant surgery. For his Doctorate he studied the role of COX-2 in the development of colorectal cancer liver metastases. In 2008 he was appointed Consultant Hepatobiliary Surgeon at Aintree University Hospital in Liverpool, and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool. He is the Clinical Lead of the Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, the Director of the Mersey and Cheshire Hepatobiliary Cancer Specialist Multi-disciplinary Team, and the Clinical Director of cancer services within his hospital. He is also associate Clinical Director for cancer within the North West Coast Strategic Clinical Network.

Dr Diana Tait

Dr Diana Tait is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist based at the Royal Marsden Hospital since 1988.  She has a specialist interest in Upper Gastrointestinal, Colorectal, Hepatobiliary, Anal and Breast cancers. Her main research interests focus around using new radiotherapy technologies to improve treatment delivery, reduce side effects and improve patient outcomes. She has a special interest in the late consequences of treatment and survivorship issues. She is presently Chair of the National Radiotherapy Awareness Programme (RAP), a cross-sector group seeking to raise public awareness of radiotherapy and its benefits to patients. Dr Tait has an extensive research portfolio and is currently Principle Investigator on two clinical trials, one a rectal cancer study which involves intensive follow-up for patients who may be able to avoid surgery by adopting a “Watch and Wait” policy.  The other is a rectal cancer study investigating the best time to perform surgery following pre-operative chemo-radiation.