Chair of the Board
Ian is Chair of the Anthony Nolan Board of Trustees and a member of the Charity’s Audit and Finance Committee. He is also Senior Independent Director and the Audit Committee Chairman at Safestore Holdings plc. He is a Non Executive Director of Capital & Regional PLC and Primary Health Properties PLC, and a Trustee and Chair of the Finance Committee at the Nuffield Trust. Ian was previously a senior partner and vice-chairman at Deloitte. Ian is a Chartered accountant.
Ian has significant boardroom experience in both profit and non-profit sectors.
Carol has been a Trustee of Anthony Nolan since June 2017 and was appointed Chair in March 2018 of the Charity’s Audit and Finance Committee. She was previously a Deloitte Partner in various management roles retiring as a Vice-Chair of the UK firm in May 2017. Appointed Vice-Chair of the Board on 24th January 2019.
Carol’s area of expertise is corporate governance and financial management. She has spent her career advising commercial businesses and brings this financial acumen to the Charity. In her spare time, Carol enjoys travelling, cooking and dining with friends and family and then visiting the gym.
Nicola read Law at Balliol College, Oxford and she was made an Honorary Fellow of Balliol last year. She has over thirty-five years of experience managing funds and was responsible for leading the development of some of the UK’s best known fund management companies, including Mercury Asset Management (now BlackRock), Morgan Grenfell Asset Management (now Aberdeen) and SG Asset Management, where she built assets under management to £7 billion within three years.
In 2004, Nicola set up Bramdean Asset Management LLP with Sir Derek Higgs and the business was launched at the beginning of 2005. Bramdean ran a number of alternative investment mandates before selling the bulk of its business to Aberdeen at the end of 2009. In 2011, Nicola became one of the founding partners and Chairman of Rockpool Investments LLP, a private equity business. She remained as Chairman until early 2015.
In 2013, Nicola co-founded Money&Co. and remains as its CEO today. Money&Co. allows individuals and family offices looking for a better return on cash to lend to good quality SMEs based in the UK.
As the founder and CEO of digital consultancy and systems integrator Conchango, Mike Altendorf has experience in consulting services, technology and business development. With a degree in Production Engineering & Management, Altendorf worked in business development, sales and solution design before founding Conchango in 1991, which was acquired by EMC Corporation in April 2008. As an entrepreneur, mentor and investor, Altendorf is passionate about the role technology can play in driving business innovation and growth.
In his non-executive and advisory roles, Mike works with companies to advise them on developing value based digital business propositions. Mike has also applied digital thinking to charitable causes, exploring the potential to improve lives, transform communities and leave sustainable legacies.
Lionel has been a Trustee since 1996. After his 18-year-old brother died from leukaemia, he followed Shirley Nolan’s TV appeal for her son Anthony in the 1970s. He volunteered and worked with the Round Table to help the charity, officially joining as Director to create the Daisy Ball. Now a high-profile fundraising event, he has given it a strong marketing and branding identity.
He says his role on the Board is to be the voice of the everyday person. He has extensive management, marketing and charity administration experience, including roles at Mars Confectionery and as Director General of a UK occupational charity. He lives in East Yorkshire with his wife, Yvonne. They run the family newsagency.
Following an initial career in international construction and commercial property, Martin spent 25 years in business consultancy roles with PwC, Arthur Andersen and, since 2002, as a partner at Deloitte. A Chartered Civil Engineer and Fellow of the RICS, Martin also has an MBA in International Business from City University (CASS) Business School, London.
Martin has advised a diverse range of companies, charities and Government bodies, both in the UK and internationally. He now focuses on helping organisations to consider the implications and opportunities of fast-moving technology and changing workforce expectations on their future operations and workplaces.
Martin became a Trustee of Anthony Nolan in March 2018 and is also a member of the Charity's Audit & Finance Committee.
Dr James Kustow BMBS BMedSci MRCPsych Dip Psychotherapy
James is a London-based Consultant Psychiatrist. In addition to working as a part-time, NHS Liaison Psychiatrist, he has a private practice based at The Nightingale hospital in Central London. James is on the Executive Board of the Royal College Faculty of Liaison Psychiatry and was recently Chair of the Faculty’s New Consultant’s group.
James trained in the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals) and at St Mary’s Hospital. In parallel to his general adult psychiatry training he also trained as an integrative psychotherapist and this continues to inform his practice. He has specialist expertise in Liaison Psychiatry (the interface between mental and physical health), Adult ADHD and working with psychological trauma. He is on the Executive Board of UKAAN (the main professional organisation for Adult ADHD in the UK) and chairs the national training committee.
He studied medicine in Nottingham and it was here after a school friend was diagnosed with leukaemia he went on to establish the student-run group 'Marrow'. Marrow, which is formally affiliated with Anthony Nolan, has since become an integral part of the university establishment, with trained teams of student volunteers in 44 UK universities and about ten other countries. The student groups run regular donor recruitment clinics and fundraising events and initiatives.
Marrow currently provides more than a third of the potential donors to the UK register and raises between £150,000 and £200,000 annually for Anthony Nolan. Approximately 20% of individuals who actually donate are recruited by Marrow. It has twice won the International Federation of Medical Schools Association’s (IFMSA) ‘Best Student-Run Project in the World’ award.
Mark is a control engineer who has worked all over the world designing and commissioning complex control systems for offshore oil, steel making plants and other large-scale industrial projects. He is now the Managing Director of Inspec Solutions, a company he founded in 2000. Inspec Solutions provide large scale control and software systems to the industrial and commercial sectors.
Mark was diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anaemia in early 2008, with no bone marrow match worldwide he was forced to follow alternative therapies until 2012 when his disease returned and a transplant was the only option. Fortunately, weeks earlier a young German woman had registered and was a match. In 2013 Mark had two Bone Marrow Transplants, the second being successful and he is now, after 5 years, back to almost normal health. In 2016 he ran the London Marathon to raise funds for Anthony Nolan and in 2018 ran a half marathon with his donor, Jacqueline in Germany.
Mark also sits on the board of the NHSE Clinical Reference Group for Bone Marrow Transplantation, working collaboratively with clinical experts helping develop national service standards, quality standards, commissioning policies and plans for NHS England.
He is a keen reader, runner & tennis player and a very keen fly fisherman.
Sir Peter Robinson
Educated at the University of Cape Town before taking a Law degree at Cambridge University, Sir Peter Robinson started his career as a City reporter for the Daily Mail. A long term partner and Board member of leading law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner, where he was Chairman for 18 years, he steered the firm through one of the most successful law firm mergers. Married with three daughters, Sir Peter was seconded to Tescos in Beijing as their China Legal Director before opening and managing the BLP Beijing office in May 2013. He has played a key role in the international development of the firm, including their early expansion into Russia, Europe and South Asia.
Sir Peter chaired London First’s Connectivity Commission, which issued its report in January 2012, focusing on how best to improve London’s transport links with the UK and the rest of the world to support economic growth. From its inception, and until he left for China in 2013, Sir Peter worked for BLP’s pro bono team giving free advice at the Sonali Legal Centre in Shadwell, East London. He was appointed as a Trustee at Anthony Nolan in April 2017.
Ann has been a GP for over 20 years. She has also worked as a freelance health journalist and broadcaster. She has written two books on women's health and embarrassing health problems.
She sits on an NHS panel that assesses funding requests for new treatments. She also appraises other doctors. She is a patient advocate for patients within the NHS and sits on the BMA Patient Liaison group which represents patients' interests.
Ann is married to Sam and they had three children. Their oldest child, Zoe, died of leukaemia at the age of 15, having received a bone marrow transplant. Their remaining two children Ben and Emma are now aged 23 and 16.
Ann and her family and friends have raised nearly £40,000 for Anthony Nolan since Zoe died 9 years ago. Most recently, Ann ran the London Marathon but says that's the last time she's doing that! She is looking forward to contributing to Anthony Nolan as a board member which will be challenging in a different way.
Brian Turner CBE, FIH, FCGI
Brian Turner is one of Britain's most celebrated chefs. Having trained at The Savoy Grill, Claridge's and The Beau Rivage Palace Lausanne, he earned a Michelin star at the Capital Hotel in London, then a rare accolade in the UK. Over the years he has worked with various cancer charities, following the death of his mother from cancer and his sister’s recovery from it.
He joined the Board in 2008 after meeting a young woman who he felt could be helped by Anthony Nolan. He is a great ambassador for the charity, bringing a down-to-earth demeanour to proceedings.
Brian is the President of the Academy of Culinary Arts and works to promote culinary skills education for young people. Book writing, promotional work and restaurant consultancy along with charity work give Brian a full diary. In 2002, he was awarded a CBE for his services to tourism.
Simon is a marketing strategist and expert in the fields of CRM and data. His expertise is in deep customer insight, whether it be customer and Big Data analytics or market research, and using this insight to help businesses to win and retain customers. Simon started his career at Sainsbury's working on business and customer insight using the Nectar database. He has subsequently worked for and advised some of the UK's biggest brands to deliver commercial benefit from data through business intelligence, data analytics, CRM and customer loyalty programmes. Simon founded Conduit, a marketing consultancy in early 2017 and most recently Simon joined iris, a global creative innovation agency as Data & Technology Partner.
After more than 20 years working for UBS, JP Morgan and Barclays, Olivier set up Zucker & Co as an investment consultancy in 2009 providing private clients, families and charities with independent and unbiased strategic advice. Olivier graduated with a BA in Law from the University of Geneva and a Masters in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International Relations in Geneva. He is also an Alumnus of the Wharton Business School’s Advanced Management Programme and a trustee of the Phoenix Cinema Trust, which operates the UK’s oldest continuously operating cinema - the Phoenix Cinema - in East Finchley.
Olivier joined the Board and the Audit and Finance Committee at Anthony Nolan in November 2017.