Bright Red’s board of trustees is made up of a diverse mix of business professionals, nursing staff and haematologists. Appointed by invite only, the trustees meet 4 times a year to plan for the future and decide how the charitable funds are spent.

Our trustees include:

Mark Thompson, Chairman of Bright Red and Managing Partner at Ryder

Professor Matt Collin, Professor of Haematology at Newcastle University

Dr Gail Jones, Consultant Haematologist at the Northern Centre for Cancer Care

Dr Ian Pedley, Clinical Director of the Northern Centre for Cancer Care

Karen Richardson, Director at Karen Richardson Financial Services

Charlotte Dickinson, Muckle Solicitors PLC

Peter Towns, Matron of the Northern Centre for Cancer Care

Dr Victoria Hervey, Clinical Haematologist at Sunderland City Hospital

Michael Foggin, Chairman at JMF Group

David Tompkins, Retired Clinical Nurse Specialist at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust

Peter Smith, Env. Consultant

Katherine McRae, Ward 33 Sister, Freeman Hospital

Supporting the trustees we have a group of Ambassadors. Our Ambassadors are either patients or relatives, and are committed to using their own experience to help our fight against blood cancer. This set up provides a balanced mix of individuals who ensure funding goes to where it is needed most.