Sir Peter Dixon is the former chairman of UCLH (University College London Hospitals) and of the Housing Corporation. His business career spanned running commercial companies as well as in the finance sector which he combined with positions in not-for-profit and charitable organisations. He is slightly less frenetic these days but remains a non-executive director and trustee.
He is married to a doctor and has two children who are both teachers in state schools. His spare time is spent on the hills or afloat whenever possible as well as enjoying singing and theatre going.
"I was attracted to CCLG by the amazing children and parents I encountered at UCLH. Their bravery and cheerfulness in the face of incredible difficulty was something which I found deeply inspiring, as was the care they received from the teams that look after them. The story of the way in which improvements in treatment have transformed outcomes over the last twenty years is just incredible and helping to take that forward in some small way is an immense privilege".
Dr Dan Ford joined the CCLG Executive in September 2009 and is CCLG Treasurer. He is a clinical oncologist in Birmingham with a speciality interest in radiotherapy for children.
"As the current treasurer for CCLG, I've very much enjoyed being involved in a group which is really helping clinicians, patients and families in the treatment of cancer. These are exciting times for the CCLG and I'm very much looking forward to helping the organisation progress into the future."
In 2010, Gayle lost her son Lewis to neuroblastoma. After Lewis’ death, Gayle and her family became aware of gaps in services for bereaved families. Gayle established ‘A Child of Mine’, a newly registered charity supporting bereaved parents. Gayle is also a long standing supporter of CCLG, having been an active member of the CCLG Contact Editorial Board since 2011 and supporting our annual Family and Friends Day.
Gayle says “I feel extremely proud to have been asked to become a trustee for CCLG. Through my own experience of having been a parent of a child with cancer, and now running my own charity, I hope to bring a balance of capabilities that will support and further the objectives of CCLG.”
Rachel Wilcox is a qualified accountant who has worked in charities for the last nine years.
"My current job, with UCLH Charity, brought me into contact with Dr Mark Gaze, with whom I have worked on projects to raise money for the charity and for children's cancer research within UCL Hospitals. It is this link which has given me an appreciation of the very different challenges which are posed in treating children with cancer, as opposed to adults, and so I was glad of the opportunity to support the work of CCLG."
Lorenzo read Economics at York and then LSE, and has been working in the finance sector since. His current role is as a risk analyst for a leading European hedge fund.
“I am honoured to have been asked to be a trustee for CCLG. Having been a patient myself when younger and after getting to know Dr Mark Gaze I am delighted to be able to try and help this fantastic charity. Hopefully both my experiences as a patient and also my experience from my current work in finance will allow me to provide valuable help with the challenges that CCLG faces and helping to grow that charity to help as many people as we can.”