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Charlotte Green

Charlotte Green

Patron

The broadcaster Charlotte Green is instantly recognisable as the voice of the Classified Football Results on Radio Five Live. She’s the first female reader of the results on the BBC, replacing James Alexander Gordon, who had read the results for forty years.

Charlotte was a newsreader and announcer on BBC Radio 4 for nearly thirty years and is probably best known for her work on the Today programme and The News Quiz. She presented an Arts and Culture programme on Classic FM for five years, between 2013 and 2018. In 2013 she was voted Radio Broadcaster of the Year by the Broadcasting Press Guild and later the same year was inducted into the Radio Academy Hall of Fame.

Charlotte was a close friend of BBC Radio Four presenter, Rory Morrison, who died from WM in 2013 and in whose honour the Rory Morrison WMUK Registry is named. The RMR works to generate the data and evidence needed to help understand WM and to support the introduction of new treatments.

Trustees

Will Franks

Will Franks

Chair of Trustees

Will is WMUK’s Chair of Trustees. He was diagnosed with WM in 2012.

Dr Helen McCarthy

Dr Helen McCarthy

Dr McCarthy is a Consultant Haematologist at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, with a specialist interest in Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinaemia, myeloma and other B-cell malignancies.

Nina Pinwill

Nina Pinwill

Nina is Head of Commercial Operations at NHS England, where she has responsibility for the Cancer Drugs Fund and patient access schemes. Nina previously worked at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Professor Guy Pratt

Professor Guy Pratt

Professor Pratt is a Consultant Haematologist at University Hospitals Birmingham, with research interests in multiple myeloma and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL).

Dr Jaimal Kothari

Dr Jaimal Kothari

Dr Kothari is a Consultant Haematologist at Oxford University Hospital, with a specialist interest in Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinaemia and lymphoma. He is clinical lead for the late phase clinical trials group.

Colin Rainford

Colin Rainford

Colin was diagnosed with WM in 2008. He is a Global Account Manager in an engineering company.

Dr Harriet Scorer

Dr Harriet Scorer

Harriet was diagnosed with WM over 20 years ago. She is a qualified doctor (gynaecology) and runs her own healthcare consultancy business.

Dr Shirley D'Sa

Dr Shirley D'Sa

Dr D’Sa is a founder trustee of WMUK. She is a Consultant Haematologist with a special interest in Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinaemia and runs the largest WM clinic in the UK at University College London Hospitals (UCLH). She leads WMUK’s Biobank and Rory Morrison WMUK Registry projects that collect and store clinical data about WM.

Dr Dima El-Sharkawi

Dr Dima El-Sharkawi

Dr El-Sharkawi is a Consultant Haematologist at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London, with a specialist interest in Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinaemia. She is an investigator on a number of clinical trials.

Eric Low

Eric Low

Eric has worked in the field of medical research charities for over 20 years. He founded Myeloma UK in 1996, leading the organisation as Chief Executive until 2017. He currently runs a consultancy business specialising in strategic market access, life sciences and healthcare policy, and patient and patient group engagement.

Staff

Lindsey Bennister

Lindsey Bennister

Chief Executive

Lindsey joined WMUK in April 2019 as the charity’s first Chief Executive. She has had a 20+ year career in senior leadership roles in cancer and medical research charities. She is a trustee of Cancer 52 (alliance of rare and less common cancer organisations) and St Luke's Hospice, Harrow.

Leigh Hibberdine

Leigh Hibberdine

Operations Manager

Leigh joined WMUK in November 2019. She has a long professional background in operations and has also worked extensively with charities supporting people with rare and less common cancers.