Our Board of Trustees
- Professor James Neuberger CHAIR
- David Campbell
- Iain Cormack
- Adam Cornick
- Louise Ferguson
- Professor David Jones
- Dr George Mells
- Goksel Osman
- David Sutherland
- Jane Thomas
- Lynn Warren
Our trustees come from all walks of life but have one big thing in common – they all want to make a difference to the lives of people affected by PBC. Read more about each of them.
Professor James Neuberger – Chair
After qualifying from Oxford and general medical posts in London and Leeds, I spent over 10 years at the Liver Unit, King’s College Hospital, London before moving to Birmingham in 1987 until I retired from clinical practice. My interest in PBC started at Kings and I have worked in the field since starting at Kings. I have been a long-time supporter and admirer of the Foundation and have been involved at Medical Director for a decade and delighted to be Chair of the Board to help build on its great achievements and support all those affected by PBC.
David is a partner at Anderson Strathern providing all aspects of private client work, from inheritance tax and capital gains planning to preparation of wills and powers of attorney. He also has many years’ experience of dealing with law and the elderly. David advises on the use of trusts and has special interest in personal injury trusts. David is interested in music and theatre and enjoys coaching his son’s football team in Edinburgh where he lives.
Iain Cormack has been on the Board of the Foundation since 2023. Looking forward to continuing to work with the Foundation, to include assisting with Financial Governance. He is a retired company director, is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and lives in Kinross with his wife. Iain enjoys walking our two Labradors, playing curling in the winter with his wife and 3 boys and golf in the summer.
Adam studied Physics with Meteorology at University of Edinburgh graduating in 2012 before moving to Lerwick to begin a career in accountancy. He trained with RSM (Baker Tilly as was) working mainly in the audit department qualifying as a Chartered Accountant through ICAS in 2017. Adam returned to Edinburgh in 2021 transferring within RSM as an Audit Manager. He has experience working with a range of clients across Scotland and further afield across a number of industries including corporates, charities and housing associations. In 2023 Adam ventured out of practice taking up an Accountant contractor role with Phoenix Group. He joined the Board of Trustees in July 2023. Outside of work he is a keen sportsman, playing football and cricket for local teams whilst also keeping active through cycling and skiing.
Goksel is the PBC Foundation volunteer for London and holds regular face to face meetings in central London and a small group in North London. Having retired in February 2017 as Executive Assistant to COO at Inmarsat based in London, she is now on the committee of Friends of the Green, Bounds Green and Bounds Green District Residents Association. Goksel’s previous roles include 20 years as a PA at National Power (initially based in London and then in Swindon), and as Office Services Manager based at Marmara Power Station in Turkey.
David has over 35 years senior management experience gained in client service, sales and operations. Many of those years were spent working in Asia, Europe and America which ignited his passion for people. A desire to help others reach their true potential became the catalyst to open his management consultancy business. This has a strong focus on coaching and leadership delivering seminars, training programmes and one-one coaching sessions to the public and private sector. No surprise that he loves to travel with family and friends. David’s other passions are learning new things and Dunfermline Athletic.
I was first diagnosed with PBC in 1996. It was a total shock never heard of it before. My consultant had told me about the PBC Foundation. My husband contacted them and I spoke to Collette. Collette reassured me. I had my first Transplant in 2004 then I had to have a second in 2017. I was so impressed by the work the Foundation did I became a regional Volunteer for Hampshire in 2006.I absolutely love being a Volunteer helping those who also suffer from this and reassuring those who are newly diagnosed. I am now on the Board of Directors helping to put my experience across for our community. I don’t have any qualifications just my experience of life and living with PBC. I am widowed with one daughter and 2 beautiful grandchildren. I have had many jobs one being a cook at a junior school then being an escort for a special needs school.
Lynn attended Collegiate Grammer School for Girls in Blackpool, then decided to join the civil service while she decided where her future lay, where she worked for 38 years. Diagnosed with PBC in 2000, she then discovered that her father had died of “non-alcoholic liver cirrhosis”. Deciding to help the PBC community, Lynn served as a Foundation Volunteer from 2003 to 2022, thoroughly enjoying arranging meetings across the greater Manchester region, sharing the benefits of meeting and speaking with thers who have and understood PBC. In 2018, Lynn also became a Trustee and has enjoyed seeing the other side of the Foundation and learning about its functions and how it helps so many people around the world.