Governors

Elected Governors – Public

Glenys Crisp


Public Governor – Warrington & Halton

I live in Warrington and am married with three children and two grandchildren.

I have worked in accounts for many years and currently work in the transport industry.

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017 and was successfully treated by both The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre and Warrington and Halton Hospital Trusts.

When I was approached by Clatterbridge to become a governor for Warrington I was honoured to accept. To be part of this amazing forwarding-thinking organisation has given me an opportunity to help make a difference to peoples' lives.

John Field

Public Governor – Wirral & rest of England

I am a full Professor at the University of Liverpool and hold a Personal Chair in Clinical Molecular Oncology in the Department of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine.

I have over 30 years’ experience in cancer research, screening trials and early detection clinics, at local, national and international levels.

I have also worked closely with a range of health-related organisations, including governance and ethics committees and served on national cancer research committees, including the lung cancer clinical studies groups within the National Cancer Research Institute.

I am currently the chief investigator for the UK Lung Cancer Screening trial.

Jonathan Heseltine


Public Governor – Wirral & rest of England

I am a senior Registrar Doctor working at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre. In 12 months I hope to take up the role of Consultant Oncologist with a special interest in lung cancer, oncogeriatrics and acute oncology. I currently work in an additional leadership role in the trust which is focused on quality improvement.

I felt the Governor position would be an interesting way to contribute to and learn about the strategic direction in the trust. From a personal perspective, I think it will help me to reflect the views and concerns of various stakeholders in my quality improvement projects.

I am reminded by the quote, ‘leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems’. I think my current and future role as a consultant should be to lead but follow and contribute to the wider team effort to uphold standards for patients at CCC. With this in mind, I’ll be glad to give the clinician’s perspective but also listen and learn from my fellow governors.

Sonia Holdsworth

Public Governor – Cheshire West & Chester

I trained as an engineer and moved to the third sector 18 years ago working in mental health, prisons, 3rd sector infrastructure and commissioning cancer services. I am passionate about community development, completing my masters in Community Leadership in 2019. In my spare time, I have invested in, and am part of a team renovating a derelict chapel to become a community space and cafe.

I applied to be governor because I am passionate about improving the lives of people going through their difficult cancer story, I have also seen first hand some of the wonderful work the staff at Clatterbridge do through my work at Macmillan.

I am passionate about kindness, and what I can achieve within my sphere of influence, the starfish story summarises how I will approach my term as a Governor at Clatterbridge:

Earnie Larsen: the Starfish story - YouTube

Keith Lewis

Public Governor – Liverpool

My name is Keith – I'm married and a father of two boys. I'm an engineer and I also volunteer for the Samaritans.

I'm about to start on a Foundation Degree in counselling at college.

I've had the privilege of being a Governor at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre for 3 years. During this time I have had many opportunities to help shape cancer care and make sure that patients and the people of Liverpool have a voice. I am genuinely passionate and I love making a difference to patients and people's lives. I like and enjoy getting stuck in and if anyone gives me the chance I will do what I can for The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre charity.

I love being a Governor and feeling able to give something back whilst representing the people of Liverpool. I am energetic and caring and I feel that I can make a difference and add value to the hospital, patients and the public. We have all lost someone we care about to cancer or we know someone that has had treatment for cancer. I have also seen how hard the staff work. They work tirelessly to be the best they can be and care so much for all the patients.

That is why I am a governor to make sure the care is always there for all the people of Liverpool and the surrounding areas.

Miles Mandelson

Public Governor – St Helens & Knowsley

As a patient of the Trust, I was pleased to have the opportunity to serve as a Governor in the hope that I can give something back to the organisation that is caring for me. I retired in 2006 having worked in the NHS throughout my entire working life mainly as a clinical psychologist and mental health service manager, and latterly as director of informatics in a mental health NHS Trust.

I have a long-standing interest in cancer care having worked professionally in supporting local Macmillan nurses and having been a founding Trustee of Willowbrook Hospice in St Helens & Knowsley.

In fulfilling the role of Governor I hope to bring:

  • relevant experience in health service delivery and development;
  • relevant experience as a cancer patient of the Trust; and
  • a strong commitment to support and help improve the delivery of care by the Trust with particular emphasis on the care of people in St Helens and Knowsley.

Anne Marie Olsson

Public Governor – Sefton

Following a long, varied and interesting career incorporating Consulate General of Venezuela, Liverpool Law Society, an Officer in the Merchant Navy for 17-years, eventually the Finance Department of the local authority, I now enjoy the freedom of retirement.

I have an interest in many things and read extensively to keep up to date.

Becoming a Public Governor at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre has opened another chapter, proving to be very interesting. I recently attended a course for new Governors at Trusts in the North West which was most helpful and informative on the role.

Vincent Olsson

Public Governor – Sefton

Caroline Pelham-Lane

Public Governor – Cheshire West & Chester I have lived in Chester for the past 31 years. I am a wife and mother, and a

newly-retired chartered surveyor.Much of my career was in the public sector and involved facilitating development of buildings for public use using private

money and expertise, latterly concentrating on the NHS and doctors’ surgeries. I am

new to being a Clatterbridge governor so have much to learn!





Hussein Rahil

Public Governor – St Helens & Knowsley

John Roberts


Public Governor – Liverpool

My name is John Roberts and I have been married to Ann for 50 years, with two grown up sons and one grandchild, Luca. I have been involved with patient public involvement through Community Health Council Liverpool Links Health Watch. I like to paint and go to car boot sales. I was involved with the setting up of the Multi-Cultural diabetes forum, which included the 12 BAME communities within Liverpool. This was the first time health professionals met each community in their own cultural settings.

I have previously been a Governor, so when the chance to reapply came up I was very interested. I had seen the way staff worked to help patients with a smile. My Mum was diagnosed with cancer and it changed her outlook on life. But after she visited Clatterbridge for the first time and then met other patients on the minibus, she could not stop telling everyone about the staff and other patients, which helped the family to understand her cancer better.

COVID-19 has been hard on everybody, more so on the Doctors, Nurses, Staff and Governors in how to manage patients worries regarding their appointments. Liverpool Clatterbridge hospital will help to ease the patients having to travel for treatments.

Andrew Waller


Public Governor – Wirral & rest of England

I have lived on the Wirral for 15 years. I am married with three children.

For most of my career I worked for Unilever, as Global HR Director, both for IT and R&D. My expertise is in talent management and organisational change. Now I have a portfolio career: working for the Department for Education, the Judicial Appointments Commission, and also consulting for a number of multinational companies. I work voluntarily for Macmillan Cancer Support and am a Governor of West Kirby Grammar School.

Since July 2019, I have chaired the Patient Experience Committee.

Jane Wilkinson


Public Governor – Wales

Following a career in accountancy and financial services I am now retired.

I was recently elected as Lead Governor and hope to re-energise the Governing Body and increase its visibility and hands-on involvement at all Clatterbridge Cancer Centre sites.

I am also a case worker for the RAF Association.

I am looking forward to the new exciting times The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre is embarking upon.


Elected Governors – Staff

Myfanwy Borland

Staff Governor – Other Clinical

I am a Radiotherapy Physicist working alongside colleagues from different disciplines to ensure our patients are treated safely and effectively. I am involved in service improvement and innovation, improving the quality of treatments we provide for our patients. Prior to my career in healthcare I was working in particle physics, including some time spent working at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland.

The patients are at the heart of everything we do at Clatterbridge. I put myself forward to be a Governor to ensure that we have good representation from all staff groups at the highest level of the organisation to maintain high standards and improve care for our patients. I aspire to contribute towards making the care and experience patients have at this Trust the best it possibly can be.

I am passionate about my work, going above and beyond where necessary. I have been continually involved in the representation of my peers at many levels within my career, and will continue to do so. It is inspiring for me to sit alongside our dedicated staff and public Governors working together to make Clatterbridge a great place for patients and staff.

Laura Jane Brown

Staff Governor – Nursing

I am a passionate and caring Senior Nurse who loves working to have a positive impact upon people’s lives. My current role as a Project Manager enables me to develop and enhance existing and new clinical services so that patients receive the highest standard of care.

I thoroughly enjoy being a Staff Governor as I enjoy people and I most certainly enjoy learning from others. I am a very driven, approachable and positive staff member who will go above and beyond for those who need it. Through being a Staff Governor and acting as an advocate for the nursing constitution I am able to give something back that contributes to our healthcare system.

Linzi Hickson

Staff Governor – Radiographer

Abhishek Mahajan

Staff Governor – Doctor


Nominated Governors – Organisations

Samuel Cross

Nominated Governor – Cheshire & Merseyside Cancer Alliance

Mahmoud Elfar

Nominated Governor – Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Yvonne Nolan

Nominated Governor – Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Andrew Schache

Nominated Governor – University of Liverpool

Nick Small

Nominated Governor – Liverpool City Council

Nancy Whittaker

Nominated Governor – Macmillan Cancer Support