Chair of Trustees

Diane Cutler

I have spent 40 years operating within the Financial Services industry at senior management level across operational & compliance environments, I now run my own business as a Development Coach & Mindfulness Teacher.

Following my own cancer journey in 2017 when I was most appreciative of the support & services offered by Wessex Cancer Support, I am now in a position to ‘give back’ and support the charity in the role of Chair of Trustees.

Vice-Chair of Trustees

Jonathan Plumtree

I am a chartered accountant and have spent my career within the financial services industry, including running a number of life insurance businesses over the last 15 years. I first came across Wessex Cancer Support when our son was being treated for leukaemia on Piam Brown ward at Southampton General Hospital over twenty years ago.

Hampshire has always been my home county and I also now spend a lot of time on the Isle of Wight, so am delighted to join this fabulous local charity at such an exciting time as we look to extend support to more local people living with cancer.

Treasurer

Martin Miles

Having grown up in the Wessex region, but having spent many years in senior finance roles in London and internationally, including the last six years as Chief Financial Officer of the British Heart Foundation, we moved back to the region early in 2021.

I was therefore delighted and honoured to secure this opportunity to apply my experience in supporting a fantastic organisation delivering such key services to the local community.

Trustee

Dr Emily Arden Close

I am a Health Psychologist and Principal Academic in Psychology at Bournemouth University. I conduct research around quality of life and wellbeing in individuals with cancer and their family members. This includes developing and testing programmes (particularly online programmes) designed to improve wellbeing following a diagnosis of cancer.

I am extremely grateful to the patients who have taken part in my research over the years, and am honoured to have the opportunity to support the Wessex Cancer Support as a Trustee.

Becks Brockwell

As the co-founder and owner of a digital marketing agency, my day-to-day role is to bring digital marketing expertise, strategy and consultancy to brands within the healthcare sector.

Having called Hampshire my home for over 15 years I am thrilled to be able to offer my time and digital expertise to Wessex Cancer Support, in my role as a Trustee. It is so heart-warming to see the difference this wonderful charity makes to the people of the Wessex region.

John Clough

I am the joint owner of HBTech, a local IT company, that helps Directors, Managers, and Chief Executives get more out of their organisation’s IT infrastructure. More reliable, more secure, more functional, and more available.

Like many people my family has been touched by cancer. It’s therefore important to me to help ensure that there is support for everyone across the Wessex region who is affected by this disease.

Edit Galambos

I am a nurse with vast knowledge and experience in cancer. My current NHS role particularly focussing on improving care for patients with cancer and in providing strong cancer nursing leadership.

I have always worked in the Wessex area throughout my cancer nursing journey and I feel I can provide a great support to the charity being a link between Wessex Cancer Support and the NHS.

Tim Jones

I am a chartered accountant with over 20 years’ experience in senior finance roles and have corporate experience covering finance, governance, risk management and delivering significant M&A transactions.

I am very pleased to have joined Wessex Cancer Support’s board as a Trustee and look forward to supporting this very worthwhile charity which delivers important services and support for people living with cancer in our region.

Gemma McKnight

I have many years of combined fundraising, events and marketing experience working across the charity and education sector. I am hugely passionate about ensuring everyone has access to cancer support when they need it.

I relocated to Southampton 8 years ago, and have called the South coast home ever since.