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Our trustees

Our Board of Trustees are a group of volunteers responsible for our strategy and for making sure we are best meeting the needs of people affected by blood cancer.

John Ormerod


John became our Chair in September 2018 and has extensive experience of non-executive roles across the private, public and charity sectors. After studying physics at university, he spent over 30 years with accounting firms Arthur Andersen, where he became UK Managing Partner, and Deloitte, as Senior Partner for the London Practice. Since then he has had a number of non-executive positions, including: Non-Executive Director of ITV plc; Board member of Transport for London; Non-Executive Director of Gemalto NV and Constellium NV; and trustee of the Roundhouse Trust and the Design Museum.


Tim Gillbanks


Tim is a Chartered Accountant, with 30 years’ experience in the financial services and investments industry. Most recently he spent 13 years at Columbia Threadneedle Investments, initially as Chief Financial Officer, then Chief Operating Officer and finally as interim Chief Executive Officer. Tim is also Director of TR Property Investment Trust Plc and of Henderson Global Investors Limited.


Fran Balkwill

Simon Guild

Glen Lucken
Hon Treasurer

Steven Prescott-Jones

Dr Jane Stevens

Aileen Thompson

Julia Whittaker