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: Chief Fire Officer Paul Fuller CBE QFSM DL
Paul joined Bedfordshire and Luton Fire and Rescue Service as Chief Fire Officer in February 2002. Since joining The Fire Service in 1978, Paul’s career path has taken him to West Midlands, West Sussex, Staffordshire and Wiltshire, as well as a secondment to Warwickshire. He has served on a number of national bodies and is currently Deputy Chair of the Fire Sector Federation, Chair Bedfordshire and Luton Chief Executive Forum and is a Trustee of two other charities. Paul represents the UK as part of the UK delegation to the Annual United States Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Conference and is a Past President of the Chief Fire Officer’s Association. He has also campaigned for greater fire safety in children’s dressing up clothes and on the revised regulations for furniture fire safety.
Vice Chairman: Princess Marina Lobanov Rostovsky nee Wladimiroff
Marina is Chairman of the St Nicholas Fund and Trustee of the Chelsea Children’s Hospital Charity fund based at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. 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.
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.
Medical Trustee: Mr Ken Dunn BSc FRCS(Lond) FRCS(plast) FRCS(ed), Consultant Burns and Plastic Surgeon
Ken initially trained in London and continued to become a trainee surgeon in a number of burns and plastic surgery units in the UK, including East Grinstead. Since 1996 he has worked as a Consultant Burns and Plastic Surgeon in Manchester and is Director of the Manchester Burns Services. He has served as Chairman of the British Burn Association and is Chairman of their Prevention Committee. He also serves on various national and international bodies and is currently the Medical Director of the International Burn Injury Database (iBID).
Trustee: Hannah Mansell BA MSc DipFD
Hannah is the Head of Technical Research and Insight for the British Woodworking Federation, Manager of BWF Certifire and spokesperson for the Fire Door Safety Week campaign . She is involved in many different areas associated with fire safety, liaising between different groups that are critical to the overall improvement of fire safety education. Hannah is also involved with a number of industry associations and workgroups, with a particular emphasis on safety campaigns and construction regulation and legislation alongside the fire brigade and media.
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: 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).
Medical Trustee: Dr Amber Young
Amber has been a consultant paediatric anaesthetist in Bristol since 1999. She is clinical lead at the Bristol Children’s Burn Centre, was paediatric lead for the South West UK Burn Care Network, Chair of the British Burn Association and chair of the Burn Care Clinical Reference Group until 2016. She has been involved with paediatric burn care for almost 20 years.
Amber is lead for the Children’s Burns Research Centre funded by the NIHR and Scar Free Foundation. She is also the clinical lead for collaborative research between the University of Bath and the Children’s Burns Research Centre relating to point of care diagnosis of burn wound infection using smart dressings which has attracted a substantial MRC grant. She has recently started a four-year NIHR Doctoral Fellowship to achieve a Core Outcome Set for consistent reporting of burn care outcomes in randomised controlled trials.