Our Board

Ziv Amir

Ziv Amir

Chair

(PhD, MSc, BSc, Certificate – Health Economics), is Honorary Professor in Cancer Survivorship at the University of Salford (UK). He is a social scientist with a particular interest in the socio-economic aspects of living with and beyond cancer.  Until 2012 he was the Director of the Macmillan Research Unit at the University of Manchester, UK. The research programme, which was funded by Macmillan Cancer Support, aimed at exploring the socio-economic aspects of people disabled by cancer and included both quantitative and qualitative studies.  Professor Amir has led on various studies to identify barriers for the return to work for people disabled by cancer by looking at the role of occupational health clinicians and line managers. He is involved in various national (UK) and European committees/networks dealing with vocational rehabilitation for people affected by cancer. Ziv is the programme leader of a new Post Graduate (on-line) Certificate programme in Cancer Survivorship, School of Health Sciences, Salford University, UK

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Sarah McWilliams

Sarah McWilliams

Vice Chair

Sarah is a self-employed management consultant and project manager.  Through her work she has developed a broad range of experience in areas such as health (including dementia, ageing, disability and mental health), migration and integration, arts and creative industries, and community development. She has extensive knowledge of intergenerational practice, having worked with Linking Generations NI as an evaluator since 2010.

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Mike Cheshire

Mike Cheshire

Board Member

Mike practised as a Consultant Physician in geriatric and general medicine from 1983 until his retirement in 2011.  From 2009-2013 he was Medical Director for the North West Strategic Health Authority, and Secondary Care Clinician for Central Manchester CCG from 2012-2013.
 From 2007-2010, Mike was Clinical Vice President at the Royal College of Physicians and was clinical leader at The Patient and Family Centred Care (PFCC) Programme The Kings Fund, from 2012-2015.
 He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of General Practitioners and American College of Physicians.
 Mike is currently a non-executive director (NED) of Stockport Foundation Trust and been the senior independent director from April 2016.  He chairs the Quality Assurance Committee.

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Nick Maslen

Nick Maslen

Board Member

Nick has over 30 years’ experience of working in the third sector with responsibilities including strategy development, culture change, systems and service development and implementation. 
 
He recently retired as Chief Executive of Age UK South Staffordshire where he established 4 day care centres for older people with dementia and complex needs and developed a range of care navigation services to reduce the number of older people having to attend A & E, be admitted to Acute Care or visit their GP.
 
Nick has chaired Staffordshire Voice, the forum of Voluntary Sector Chief Officers, been a member of the Age UK Regional Company Executive Board and the Services of Older People Committee.

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Michael Murray

Michael Murray

Board Member

Michael Murray is Professor of Social and Health Psychology and Head of the School of Psychology at Keele University, UK. Prior to that, he held appointments at other universities in England, Northern Ireland and Canada. He has published a wide range of journal research articles and book chapters and (co-)authored and edited several books and collections on psychological approaches to understanding aspects of health, illness and ageing. His current research explores the role of arts and various community based initiatives in promoting greater social engagement among older people.  He was elected a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and of the Academy of Social Sciences.

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Paul Riddell

Paul Riddell

Board Member

Paul is a Principal Consultant at Frith Street Consulting providing advice on diversity, inclusion and corporate responsibility and ensuring that organisations are compliant with current legislation and best practice.  He previously worked in various roles for the Commission for Racial Equality and as a consultant advising organisations on diversity and social policy development.
 Paul is Community Governor at Enfield Grammar School with specific responsibility for equality and diversity.  He is Trustee and Chair of Enfield Caribbean Association which provides social and cultural services and activities to the elderly.

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Kate Sutherland

Kate Sutherland

Board Member

Kate works at Beswicks Solicitors where she is head of the Wills and Estate Planning team, specialising in work for individuals including Inheritance Tax Planning, Wills, Probate and Law for the Elderly.  She is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) which focuses on excellence and knowledge in the areas of complicated wills and probate.
 Kate is involved in several charities including The Carers Association and Douglas Macmillan Hospice.  

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