Patrons and Trustees

Patron: HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO

“The Children’s Burns Trust gives relief to children and families who have already suffered burns injuries and the associated trauma. It also assists with the programme of preventative education. I am pleased to endorse this Trust as Patron and wish it every success in furthering its work.”

Patron: Amanda Redman MBE

“As a small child, I pulled a pot of boiling soup over myself and received severe burns over my entire body. Regardless of the scar on my left arm I went about achieving my ambition to be an actor. Being aware of the pain and trauma involved with such burns and how they can occur, I strongly believe that prevention by the way of education cannot be valued too highly.”

Chairman of Trustees: Princess Marina Lobanov Rostovsky nee Wladimiroff

Marina is a Trustee of the St Nicholas Fund and Trustee of CW+- the official charity of Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Marina is a Magistrate in the Central London Belt and is a Trustee of numerous charities; she has been a Trustee of CBT since 2006 and works as a home search consultant.

Vice Chairman: Mr Ken Dunn BSc FRCS(Lond) FRCS(plast) FRCS(ed), Consultant Burns and Plastic Surgeon

Ken Dunn is a Consultant in Manchester, England and until recently the Director of the Manchester Burns and Plastic Surgery Service. He is a past Chairman of the British Burn Association and the National Burn Care Review Committee. He is the Medical Director of the International Burn Injury Database (iBID: and currently the GIRFT clinical lead for Burns and Plastic Surgery.

Hon Treasurer: Mr Alan Clyde IPFA

Alan (Andy) is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountancy, he worked in Local Government for 35 years before taking early retirement in 2001. Prior to this Andy was the Director of Finance and Information Technology for the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority and advisor to the Association of Metropolitan Authorities and Local Government Association.

Andy is an extremely active Trustee and regularly attends fundraising initiatives such as Fire and Rescue Service Open Days and Golf Days.

Trustee: Mr Roy Wilsher

Roy’s career in the Fire Service has spanned some 37 years.  Roy joined London Fire Brigade in 1981 rising to Assistant Commissioner for Community Fire Safety. In 2004 Roy joined Hertfordshire and was appointed Chief Fire Officer in 2005 and Director for Community Protection and Chief Fire Officer in 2011. In 2013 Roy also became Chief Executive for the Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner.

He has held and holds significant roles at national and international level, including: Fire Gold Command at Buncefield Oil Terminal and strategic lead for the UK rescue response for the Japan earthquake/tsunami. Roy is Chair of Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Programme (JESIP) board, Vice-chair of the National Fire Service Strategic Resilience Board, Chair of Fire Service National Operational Guidance Board; Lead National Strategic Adviser under the National Co-ordination and Advisory Framework (NCAF).

Trustee: Neil O'Connor CBE

Neil is a Director at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.  Since June 2017, he has been leading policy on building safety following the Grenfell Tower tragedy.  Neil is a career Civil Servant who has worked in five different Government departments.  His other recent roles as a Director have included sponsorship of Fire and Rescue Services and the response to national emergencies; and policies and programmes to promote community cohesion.  Neil was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by the Queen in the 2016 New Year’s Honours, for services to Fire Safety and Flood Resilience.

Trustee: Alison Tweddle

Alison worked as a bi-lingual secretary and translator in Paris and London, before taking a career break when her three children were born.  She has worked in various capacities for Children’s Burns Trust since 2000, latterly as the Operations Manager until her retirement from that post in December 2021.

She is now delighted to join the board of Trustees and looks forward to continuing to contribute to the work of the Children’s Burns Trust.