Founder and Treasurer
Andrew is Tom’s Dad and co-founder of Tom’s Trust. He is MD of a Wealth Management business and takes a particular interest in the financial aspects of the charity as well as an active part in challenges.
Founder and CEO
Deborah is Tom’s Mum and co-founder of Tom’s Trust. She worked for 14 years in the oil industry co-ordinating shipping logistics and runs the charity on a day to day basis.
Corporate and Community Fundraiser
Susie has 10 years experience working in the charity sector. Her background is in fundraising, operations and managing large-scale projects across the UK and Europe. She is very excited to bring her experience to Tom’s Trust and manage the corporate and community fundraising.
Trusts and Foundations Fundraising Manager
Andrew has over 20 years experience as a Trusts and Foundations fundraiser, having previously worked for The Papworth Trust, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices and for four years as an independent consultant. He joined Tom’s Trust in December 2018 and is very excited by the opportunity to help the charity develop relationships with many further trusts and grantmakers over the coming years.
Helen Fernandes was appointed as Consultant Neurosurgeon at the internationally renowned Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge in 2002, the first female surgeon to be appointed there. She specialises in the treatment of both adult and paediatric patients with brain and spinal problems. Until recently, Helen chaired the UK branch of Women in Surgery, which is part of the Royal College of Surgeons, and in 2011 she was one of four Addenbrooke’s experts named in The Times directory of top surgeons.
Former Blue Peter presenter, Liz Barker, has become an Ambassador for Tom’s Trust. Liz has a wealth of experience in the media and now hosts a show on Cambridge’s 105 Radio Station.
Dr Peter Gough
Chair of Trustees
Peter is a Family Doctor and feels privileged to have looked after Tom and his family and to be part of Tom’s medical team during his illness. Peter sat on the board of Trustees for ACT for ten years.
Dr Alastair Gray
Alastair is a Senior Clinical Psychologist working in the Cambridge area both privately and for the NHS. Building on his research experience, his specialist area is neuropsychology. He is also the manager of the NHS Huntingdon and Cambridge Memory Services.
Anil is a founder and investor in several innovative technology start-ups that have successfully scaled-up to become global businesses.
He is currently the Chief Marketing Officer at Bango plc, a publicly-listed company that powers mobile payments for some of the world’s biggest internet companies. He has degrees in Psychology (B.Sc.) and Computer Science (M.Sc.).
Andrew is a chartered accountant and a former partner of Ernst & Young. He is now a trustee of the Centre for Economic Policy Research and an Advisor to the finch firm Adjoint Inc.
Dr Angela Kirby
Lead Clinical Psychologist
Dr Angela Kirby has worked as a Clinical Psychologist since 1997. She trained in Leicester and then UCL. She has worked in Paediatrics for 15 years, prior to that she worked in CAMHS. She has worked in paediatric Oncology and Haematology for 6 years. Her specialist interests are Paediatric Neuropsychology and systemic family therapy.
Dr Sarah Archibald
Sarah’s role in the Clinical Psychology team is to offer emotional support to children, young people and their families. Support can be offered one to one as well as with the family. She also offers neuropsychological assessments to children and young people to investigate any changes with their cognitions, such as memory, attention and concentration. Sarah has experience in setting up and running therapeutic groups and this is something which she plans to do as part of her role.
Diana’s role in the Clinical Psychology team is to offer neuropsychological assessments and holding a small clinical caseload to offer 1:1 emotional support. Diana supports the Tree of Life groups (a group held for the siblings of the patients under their care) and family therapy sessions. Along with her psychology studies, Diana has 10 years’ experience in psychology in a variety of areas such as Community CAMHS, Inpatient CAMHS crisis pathway, IAPT, MST and Rethink. Diana enjoys working with clinical health psychology using systematic and narrative approaches and meeting such inspirational children, young people and their families.