Governance

Elaine Healey, Chairman


I am proud of the achievements I helped put in place, along with my trustee board, for the Brittle Bone Society throughout my term as Chairman. The BBS has achieved a great deal in the past few years.

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John Phillips, Vice-chair


I first became involved with the Brittle Bone Society in 1999.  I have been a Trustee since 2010. I am a partner in Jones Day, a global law firm which provides pro bono legal advice to the BBS and makes available facilities for the holding of meetings and other events. In my time as a trustee, and formerly in my role as secretary, I have provided legal and strategic advice on a variety of matters.

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Angela Stewart, Secretary


I am currently employed by a national charity, I have experience of influencing the NHS and local authorities, co-producing care pathways with commissioners, business planners, practitioners and people affected by a long term health condition. I have experience of project management, engaging volunteers, developing services, leading campaigns for change, organising events and public speaking.

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Robert Gordon, Treasurer


Having been a Chartered Accountant for over 20 years, and along with my wife who is also an accountant, we run our own accounting firm. We deal with a wide range of clients including charities and with a keen interest in IT, I have developed IT systems and controls for charities and other clients. With my experience, I have assisted the charity with their last two Strategic Plans by being a member of the planning team of trustees.

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Yvonne Grant


Over the past three years I have had the experience of travelling to the trustee meetings in London, visiting the Scottish Parliament at various meetings regarding health matters within Scotland and how it effects our membership in Scotland. I was delighted to be asked to attend the new Patient Day event in Dundee that was funded by Awards for All Scotland.

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Professor Nick Bishop


I graduated from Manchester University in 1982 and worked in the North West for 5 years before moving to Cambridge in 1987, initially for a Fellowship with the Medical Research Council, then a Fellowship with the Wellcome Trust and a Clinical Lectureship with Cambridge University. I trained as a paediatrician and neonatologist before deciding to specialise in bone disease in children.

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Professor Margaret Smith OBE


I have nearly 40 years experience of healthcare in different roles including specialising as an Intensive Care nurse. I was then successful in being appointed to a fast track graduate programme which on completion led to a number of appointments as an executive Director of Nursing. These roles included opportunities to lead nursing as well as responsibility for the operational management of significant budgets. During this time I was influential across the UK in the Modernisation of Nursing and particularly in the development of post graduate nursing. This work led to the award of an OBE.

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Thines Ganeshamoorthy


Thines Ganeshamoorthy is a serving Civil Servant on the Civil Service Fast Stream Graduate Programme working currently as a Policy Official. He has previously worked and continues to volunteer for numerous health and disability charities and causes, including Leonard Cheshire, Scope, National Children’s Bureau, Council for Disabled Children and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

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Elizabeth Robertson


Since 2015 or so, I have had the great privilege of providing pro bono (free) legal advice to Brittle Bone Society and now Brittle Bone Society (BBS) on charity law, contract and data protection matters.  I have been a lawyer with the international law firm Jones Day since 1988 and am admitted to practice law in England and Wales and in New York.  I lead Jones Day London’s pro bono efforts and work closely with other colleagues in the London office on community outreach and efforts to promote social mobility.

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