Board of Trustees

Dr Anthony Clarke – President

Bio coming soon.

Professor Nigel Harris – Chair

Nigel Harris is Director of Innovation and Growth at the West of England Academic Health Science Network. He is an Honorary Professor at the Universities of Bath and West of England.

Prior to this, Nigel was Chief Executive of the charity Designability in Bath for 9 years.  The charity works to transform the lives of people with health problems and disabilities, through the creation of creating life-changing enabling technologies.  It is through this work that he developed a passion for the importance of human centered design in research and product and development.

Nigel’s professional background is as a Clinical Scientist and he has over 25 years’ experience of working in the NHS within Medical Physics and Bioengineering.

John Hurn – Buildings

Bio coming soon.

Alan Veasey – Treasurer

Alan Veasey is a qualified accountant who joined the ILC as Treasurer in March 2021. He has wide financial experience having worked in practice and in private and public sector organisations including haulage, high power semi-conductors, construction, IT, fast moving consumer goods, NHS, Ambulance Services, Cancer Drugs Fund, BaNES and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Groups, and several charities as well as running his own company.

As a Christian he is involved in a local church. He is married with two adult sons and enjoys walking, reading, relaxing near the coast, and an occasional full English breakfast.

Dr Jeremy Bradbrooke

I trained in medicine at the London Hospital and was in General Medical Practice for over 40 years in England and Canada. I was a GP in Trowbridge for 30 years, and Medical Officer and President of the Red Cross in Wiltshire for at least 30 years. I have been a Trustee of the ILC since the 1990s and was also a Trustee of Carer Support Wiltshire for many years.

We live on the canal in Hilperton Marsh and walk our Jack Russell Terrier along the tow path. I also paddle a dinghy on the canal. Next year I shall be a Great Grandfather for the second time.

Sandra Harding

Most of my working life I was in Banking. I ran the Red Cross Society in Trowbridge and was head of first aid group but also did my exams in nursing and welfare. I represented the Red Cross on the committee of League of Friends of Trowbridge Hospital for several years.

I have had the experience of being a carer for someone with Alzheimer’s which was very rewarding.

I have been a Trustee at the Independent Living Centre since 2013, and was Treasurer for 7 years.

Liz Jeggo

I have worked as a Stroke Coordinator for the Stroke Association in BANES working with the RUH, St Martins, and in the community, for 23 years. It’s a job that brings new people and new experiences every day .

As a Trustee I have enjoyed being part of a team who truly care within a charity that is able to help people at a stage in their life where some professional friendly advice can make all the difference to their day to day lives.

Janey Hillier

I’m a retired occupational Therapist and amongst my many roles I worked for the ILC for 3 years.  I believe strongly that everyone should be given the opportunity to live healthily and as independent as possible in their own home. I have had a variety of roles including,  Social Services, Wheelchair Services and an Advice and Assessment team within Social Services.

I live a full life enjoying tennis, gardening, cooking cycling  and being a grandmother.

Eric Clifford

Eric, our Company Secretary, has enjoyed a career in business undertaking accounting and company secretarial roles.

From an early age Eric has been involved in numbers, having been invited as a 7 year old to recite the 13X table to the 11 year olds at his primary school.
Eric now enjoys walking, swimming, babysitting his granddaughter, and country pursuits, and is keen to assist in the work of charities within the village of Semington where he now resides with his wife.

Simon Truelove

Simon has spent the whole of his working career in the NHS having started as a trainee accountant with Bristol and Weston Health Authority in 1989. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1995 and secured his first Finance Director job in 2002. He has worked in a range of organisations including Commissioning Organisations, Ambulance Trusts and integrated health and social care providers.

His current role is the Finance Director and Deputy Chief Executive of the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust which he started in September 2016. Not only is he the statutory financial officer for the Trust, he is also the director responsible for IT, Health and Safety, procurement, risk management and business information. Simon is passionate about the NHS and other public services and particularly supports the empowerment of his teams to deliver the best they can in order to transform the services that they support.

Outside work he is a keen cyclist and is married with 3 children.