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Professor Diana Eccles

IainCameron3 Professor Eccles became an ex-officio trustee on taking up the post of Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Southampton in September 2018.  She was previosuly Head of the Cancer Sciences division.  Professor Eccles trained at Manchester, Edinburgh and Southampton.  She is continuing with certain clinical and research work, particularly relating to breast cancer, and remains a consultant to the Wessex Clinical Genetics Service and chair of the British Breast Group.  She also sits on a number of national and international grant review and scientific advisory boards.

Professor Sir Charles George

Charles was Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Southampton from 1975 to 1999. and Dean of its Faculty of Medicine from 1986-1990 and between 1993 and 1998.

He left the University to become Medical Director of the British Heart Foundation in 1999 until

2004 when he was President of the British Medical Association. Between 2009 and 2013 he

was Chairman of the Stroke Association.


Stella Gardener

Stella works for NHS Property Services, managing a number of properties in West Hampshire, Dorset and IOW. Prior to this she has worked in both acute and community hospitals in facilities management across Southern England.  Stella lives in Whiteparish, near Salisbury.



Michael Wilkins

Michael WilkinsRecently retired as Viscount of the Royal Court of Jersey (appointed 1981) and Judicial Greffier (appointed 1997);

Joint author of Jersey Insolvency Law and Asset Tracking, 5th Edition 2016

Business interests: Insolvency law; Dissemination of legal information; Strategic and performance management

Recreations: Literature, art, music, Arsenal FC, tennis, running

Professor Max Crsipin


Max is Professor of Glycobiology in the University of Southampton having joined the School of Biological Sciences in 2017 from the Glycobiology Institute at the University of Oxford. He runs the Glycoprotein Therapeutics Laboratory which is predominantly focussed on developing anti-viral vaccines and new antibody-based therapies against cancer. Professor Crispin is Professor Adjunct at Scripps Research, California, and a Supernumerary Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford. 

Roger Allsopp 


Before his retirement, Roger was a consultant cardiovascular surgeon at both Southampton General Hospital and the Princess Elizabeth Hospital on Guernsey. Since retirement, he has worked tirelessly on Guernsey to generate funds for Wessex Medical Trust, both by chairing the volunteer group on the Island (Hope for Guernsey) and by undetaking several Channel swims. 

Professor Jonathan Cole

Jonathan studied medicine and undertook research in neuroscience in Oxford, London and Southampton, before being appointed consultant in clinical neurophysiology to Poole Hospital. He has published widely in neurophysiology and is also the author of five books on the experience of neurological impairment. He has been president of the British and secretary of the European societies in clinical neurophysiology. He is a visiting professor at Bournemouth University.


He is married with four daughters.

Angela Suggate

A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Certified Accountants, Angela was working in the oil and gas industry when her company was acquired by Vosper Thornycroft, based in Southampton.  She became Financial Controller of a Marine Services subsidiary of VT Group plc and remained with it when it was privatised and subsequently acquired by a US corporation.  She resigned in 2016 to seek new challenges.   


Terry Madden

Chairman of Trustees

An electronics engineer by training, Terry was a director of VT Group plc until 2004.  Since then, he has been chairman of a number of companies in the engineering sector.

Terry is married with four daughters.

Terry became Chairman of the Trust at the end of April 2014.


Tony Cottam

A Southampton University engineering graduate, Tony is a chartered accountant with extensive experience of advising and auditing a wide range of clients including major listed corporations, private businesses and professional partnerships. He was a partner in KPMG for 22 years and was the South Region chairman for 10 years. Other roles included chairing a CBI committee and over 20 years serving on school governing bodies with 5 years as chairman of governors of a leading independent school. He lives in Dorset and is married with one son.



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