Our Team

  • Andrew Harvey

    Andrew Harvey

    Andrew Harvey is President of Meningitis Now. He presented BBC TV News for many years before moving to ITN and now has his own media training company. 

  • Countess of Wessex

    Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex

    HRH The Countess of Wessex is our Royal Patron and is passionate about our work and helping people affected by meningitis.

  • Lord Williams of Oystermouth Master of Magdalene

    Lord Williams of Oystermouth Master of Magdalene

    Lord Williams is an Anglican bishop and was the Archbishop of Canterbury from 2002 until 2012.

  • Lord Darzi

    Lord Darzi

    Lord Darzi is a multi-award winning surgeon at Imperial College London and was Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Department of Health from 2007 to 2009.

  • Dr Mark Porter

    Dr Mark Porter MBE

    Well known media doctor Dr Mark is medical correspondent at The Times, doctor on The One Show, presenter of Radio 4’s flagship medical series Inside Health and a GP at a doctor’s surgery in South Gloucestershire.

  • Ken Loach

    Ken Loach

    British film and television director Ken Loach is famous for films such as Cathy Come Home and Kes.

  • Chris Steele

    Dr Chris Steele

    Dr Chris is resident doctor on ITV’s This Morning show and an award winning health journalist.

  • Baroness Corston

    Baroness Corston

    Long-standing British Labour politician Baroness Corston is famed for being the first woman to hold the position of Chair for the Parliamentary Labour Party.  

  • Jane Wells

    Jane Wells MBE

    Jane is one of the founding members of the meningitis movement in the UK after her son contracted meningitis in an outbreak in the early 1980s.

  • Dr Tim Brain

    Dr Tim Brain OBE QPM BA PhD FRSA CCMI

    Dr Brain started supporting our work after attending an event for us. 

  • Lisa Snowdon

    Lisa Snowdon

    Television presenter, jewellery designer, radio DJ and model Lisa co-hosts award-winning Capital Radio breakfast show, London’s number one breakfast show.

  • Meningitis Now Patron / Ambassador Petra

    Petra Ecclestone

    Model, designer and mum of three, Petra is the daughter of Formula One mogul, Bernie Ecclestone, and became an Ambassador for us having had viral meningitis aged 14.

  • Julie Hesmondhalgh

    Julie Hesmondhalgh

    Julie is an award-winning British actress, best known for her role as Hayley Cropper in ITV’s Coronation Street.  

  • Tana Ramsey

    Tana Ramsay

    TV broadcaster, author of bestselling cookery books and mum of four, Tana is also the wife of celebrity chef, Gordon Ramsay.

  • Dr Ranj

    Dr Ranj

    TV doctor, specialising in children’s health, Dr Ranj is best known for presenting CBeebies' show Get Well Soon. He also has a kids' health segment on ITV’s This Morning show.

  • Meningitis Now Patron / Ambassador Dr Ellie Cannon

    Dr Ellie Cannon

    Dr Ellie is a media doctor, author and practicing GP, best known best for her weekly health column in the Mail on Sunday and regular appearances on Sky News Sunrise.

  • Bob Woodward

    Dr Bob Woodward OBE

    Bob founded the Charity CLIC (Cancer and Leukaemia in Childhood) which later went on to became CLIC Sargent after his beloved son, Robert, died from cancer aged 11 in 1977.

  • Dr Rob Hicks

    Dr Rob Hicks

    Practicing GP, media doctor, health writer and medical journalist, Dr Rob regularly appears on BBC Radio 5 Live and LBC radio.

  • Joanna Trollope

    Joanna Trollope OBE

    British author of bestselling novels, a mother and grandmother, Joanna is a passionate supporter of our work.

  • Ian Rush

    Ian Rush MBE

    Former Welsh international footballer, famous for his time playing for Liverpool, Ian is now a football pundit.

  • Denis Law

    Denis Law CBE

    A former Scotland footballer, Denis is famous for his time at Manchester United FC. 

  • Matthew Newbury

    Matthew Newbury

    Matthew is a London-based property developer who, in 2011, was the first person in Britain to be fitted with a bionic leg.