Our team

  • Meningitis Now Trustee Chris Philipsborn

    Chris Philipsborn

    Chris is Executive Vice President and London Managing Partner at Kreab Worldwide, a strategic global communications agency.

  • Meningitis Now Trustee James Sutherland

    James Sutherland

    James is the Chief Risk & Compliance Officer for DAS UK Group, having previously worked in governance roles across Higher Education and Financial Services.

  • Meningitis Now trustee Sam Blackie

    Samantha Blackie

    Sam Blackie is an experienced Human Resources Director, with a specific focus on developing and implementing the strategic people agenda, leading complex change and working with a broad range of stakeholders.

  • Meningitis Now trustee Rod Adlington

    Rod Adlington

    The Adlington family lost their son Barney to meningitis in 2005 and have fundraised since, mainly through "Barney's Bash", a series of farm-based, one night mini festivals.

  • Meningitis Now trustee - Emma Thomas

    Emma Thomas

    Emma is a chartered accountant and currently CFO of Parmenion, which is an investment management and platform business.

  • Meningitis Now Trustee Holly Byrne

    Holly Byrne

    Holly has a background in financial services and as a Trust Executive drafting legal documentation.

  • Meningitis Now Trustee Nikki Richardson

    Nikki Richardson

    The combination of her background and direct experience of meningitis led Nikki to apply for the role of Trustee with Meningitis Now.

  • Meningitis Now Trustee Randy Weeks

    Randy Weeks

    Randy retired in 2017 as CEO of a medium sized international ad agency group, with offices in the UK, Germany, Russia and China.

  • Meningitis Now Trustee Stephen Sutcliffe

    Stephen Sutcliffe

    Stephen has worked in the NHS throughout his career, entering the finance graduate scheme from university and qualifying as an accountant.

  • Meningitis Now Professional Expert Professor Simon Kroll

    Professor Simon Kroll

    Simon has been involved with the work of Meningitis Now for many years, becoming a Trustee in 2019.

  • Meningitis Now Trustee Hannah Marsh

    Hannah Marsh

    Hannah is a CIMA-qualified account and is currently in the role of Head of Finance at Plan International UK, a global charity focused on children's' rights and equality for girls.

  • Meningitis Now Believe & Achieve B&A - Business Skills Mentor - Julie Marsh

    Julie Marsh

    Julie Marsh is a Senior Associate Solicitor within the Clinical Negligence Team at Boyes Turner LLP, a regional law firm based in Reading.