We have a strong and experienced board and staff team delivering on our vision, mission and guiding principles - we are behind our member therapy centres every step of the way.

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Our Trustees

Frank Sudlow - Chair

Frank was diagnosed with Primary Progressive MS in 1998 and attended the Beds and Northants MS Therapy Centre receiving physiotherapy there, using the gym and accessing Oxygen Therapy which made a huge difference to his condition.

Frank was asked to join the Trustees of the Beds and Northants MS Therapy Centre and then, in 2014, he was invited to join the Board of MSNTC where he has served as Treasurer and now Chair.

Bernard Elwen - Secretary

Bernard is the current Secretary of MSNTC. He is also the Chair of Trustees of MS Therapy
Centre Norfolk. Bernard took early retirement from the Metropolitan Police in 2012, and has a number of voluntary roles. He has been a trustee of MSNTC since 2014.

Amanda Barnard - Treasurer

Amanda is a former Civil Servant, working in London for several high profile Government Departments. She retired from Government because of a MS diagnosis and now runs her own business offering business planning and cashflow management to small businesses in need of support.

Away from work Amanda is married with a stepdaughter and cats. She loves theatre, music, going to gigs and is a huge rugby union fan and, despite being English, is a Scotland supporter!

Dr. Mark Wilbourn

Mark trained in medicine at the University of Southampton, undertook Basic Surgical Training in Rotherham and Sheffield and subsequently spent four years training in ENT and Maxillofacial Surgery before deciding that only General Practice offered the breadth of practice that he was suited to. 

Mark has undertaken the Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England diploma, the Diploma in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, a Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health and Epidemiology, the Diploma of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, the Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners and has some diplomas in nutrition. He has been awarded the Royal College of General Practitioners Fellowship, their highest award.

Mark moved to Jersey in 2010. He is a GP appraiser, former Advanced Trauma Life Support instructor, a Trustee of The Oxygen Centre and a Barochamber operator.

Leigh-Ann Little

Leigh-Ann is the CEO of The Oxygen Works based in the Scottish Highlands. The Centre provide oxygen therapy and support services to individuals from across the Highlands and Islands. 

She is also a member of the Executive of the Neurological Alliance of Scotland.  Leigh-Ann joined MSNTC as a Trustee as she believes in the power of collaboration and the importance of the charity's work to ensure a thriving network of therapy centres across the UK for many years to come. 

Paul Spaven

Paul has been a Trustee of MSNTC since June 2020 and is the current Chair of The Brightwell Centre in Bristol.

Paul retired from his firm, Tuffin Ferraby Taylor (TFT), Chartered Building Surveyors, in March 2020. As a partner of TFT, marketing partner and chairman of the Board, he helped to grow the business and personally developed the firm’s European Consultancy. 

His current interests include membership of Bristol Breakfast Rotary Club, Goodwood Road Racing Club, Royal Ascot, The Pink Elephants’ Club and a number of motorcycle owners’ and riders’ clubs.

Duncan Smitton

Duncan has a keen interest in MS as a carer for his wife who lives with the condition. Duncan has worked with the Charcot Therapy Centre in Gloucester since 2012 and became the Chairman in 2020. He also has a young son and a dog! Professionally, Duncan runs his own independent financial advice company.

Lena Clarke

Profile coming soon.

Yvette McAngus

Profile coming soon.

 

 

 

Our Team

Catherine Hodgson - CEO

Catherine is the previous CEO of Paul's Cancer Support in South West London; the Brigitte Trust - a Queen's Award winning charity; and an international NGO providing maternal health services. She is an experienced Trustee and Consultant.

Tori Ducker-Collins - Support Manager

Tori is MSNTC's Support Manager and is also the Manager of the Oxygen Therapy Centre in St. Helier - the Channel Islands' only therapy centre for people affected MS and other neurological conditions. She is highly experienced in the delivery of oxygen therapy.

Helen Lambton - Bookkeeper

Profile coming soon.

Our Vision and Mission

Our Vision 

  • We will be the strong national voice of a thriving network of Therapy Centres supporting people living with MS and other conditions.

 

Our Mission

  • Supporting our member Centres  to deliver life enhancing therapies.
  • Providing a national voice promoting and signposting the work of our Centres.

Our Guiding Principles

Our Guiding Principles.

We are professional

We will be professional is everything we do, delivering valuable support that exceeds expectations demonstrating we truly know our members and their businesses.

We are sustainable

We want to create a lasting difference and to support our members to do the same.  We understand that to achieve sustainability we have to maintain a willingness to adapt and change.

We are innovative

We will seek continuous improvement for our own organisation and our members.  What is accepted as excellence now will be considered average in the future.

We are collaborative

We will be member led, working with and for our member centres.

We are respectful

We recognise the inherent dignity of each individual.  We value the diversity of our member centres and will serve each according to their needs.