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."
Lucy Hiley has spent several years helping with the governance of a charitable sporting organisation and she was keen to find a charity that could make use of her legal expertise.
"Although I have no direct prior involvement with CCLG, I absolutely jumped at the chance to join the board of trustees - for the opportunity to work with a motivated, engaged and high-quality trustee and executive team, and to be given the chance to support a charity which exists to develop best practice in treating children's cancer. I am looking forward to being involved with CCLG in a time of continuing transition to help in meeting the challenges of the current financial environment".
Gill Thaxter has been involved with Contact magazine since its inception, both as a parent and sponsor.
"I felt honoured on being asked to become a Trustee for CCLG. As Chairman of the Lisa Thaxter Trust, a Charity set up in memory of my younger daughter, I have worked with CCLG for many years and fully support their aims and objectives. They have contributed so much to the childhood cancer journey, not only to the patients but also the whole family network.
The success of CCLG in the past and present has made a real difference to those with childhood cancer. I am proud to be part of their future."
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."