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 Trust, I am now in a position to ‘give back’ and support the charity in the role of trustee.

Vice-Chair of Trustees

Barry Rinaldi

“I first became involved with the Trust in 2010 when my wife Sara was diagnosed with breast cancer. I then spent a number of years volunteering and stood as Fundraising Group Chair from 2012 to 2015. After standing down from this position I very much wanted to stay involved with the charity and became a Trustee in March 2016.”

Janet Warwick

“I previously worked as a pharmacist at both Winchester and Andover hospitals, and more recently as a Councillor for Winchester City Council. Being a City Councillor means getting involved with and being passionate for your local community, and after discovering the Trust’s Winchester Cancer Support Centre, in April 2016 I became a Trustee to help to support a fantastic local charity!”

Emily Arden-Close

“I am a Health Psychologist and Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Bournemouth University. I conduct research around the 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 welcome the opportunity to support the Wessex Cancer Trust as a trustee.”

Lyn Darby

“I have spent 22 years working in the NHS at senior management level focusing on transformation, strategy and delivery and I am passionate about finding ways of positively transforming health care experiences for patients and the wider community. I am an NLP practitioner and life coach. I am honoured to have the opportunity to support the charity as a trustee in the amazing work that it does.”

Peter Towler

Now retired, Peter practised as a barrister for 40 years from chambers in Southampton. He is a Vice President and former Trustee of Hampshire Cricket, the Winchester Diocesan Ambassador for the Children’s Society and a member of the Court of Assistants, and Immediate Past Upper Bailiff, of the Worshipful Company of Weavers. He is married to a retired GP. Their daughter was successfully treated for cancer as a teenager. He became a Trustee in 2020.