Board of Trustees

Dr Anthony Clarke – President

Dr Anthony Clarke is a founder member and the President of the ILC. He spent 30 years as a Consultant in Rheumatology and Rehabilitation (R&R) at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD) in Bath. He is the first Past President of the British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine and was, for over a decade, Civil Consultant  in R&R to the Royal Air Force.

He was Director of Rehabilitation at the RHHRD and was responsible for the opening of the Bath Head Injury Unit, which had taken patients with complex traumatic brain injury from all over England and Wales.  He was also interested in community rehabilitation and worked with North Wiltshire District and Bath and North East Somerset Councils to cut down the bureaucracy when getting newly disabled people back to their homes or suitable alternative. One of the results was the ILC.

He retired from the RNHRD after 30 years but became a Councillor in Bath, finally sort-of retiring after 12 years and has more time for tending the garden and keeping an eye on the bee hives. He still offers advice when needed. 

Professor Nigel Harris – Chair

Nigel Harris has spent much of his career developing technology to support people with cognitive and physical disabilities.  He is currently a visiting Professor at the Universities of Bath and West of England.

His previous role was Director of Innovation and Growth at the West of England Academic Health Science Network. Prior to this, Nigel was Chief Executive of the charity Designability. 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 person centered design in developing new technologies.

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

John Hurn – Buildings

John is a mechanical engineer who joined the ILC in 2015 as our Buildings Trustee. 30 years ago he started two companies – one in engineering baggage handling systems at airports, and one doing listed building works and barn conversions. Prior to this, John spent 12 years travelling throughout the world on engineering projects. 

John is currently working on local building projects, and enjoying his time as a Grandfather. 

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.

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 over 25 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.

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.

David Trethewey

Bio coming soon.

Gina Sargeant

Hello, my name is Gina, I am the Chief AHP for the SW team (part time), I have spent the last 27 years working the Southwest Region, as a physiotherapist, specialising in neurological rehabilitation and recovery. I was the Head of Therapies in Bath for 10+ years. More recently I joined the medical directorate of the BSW (Banes, Swindon, and Wilts) Integrated Care Board as Health and Care Professional Leadership Director (part time) and I Co- Chair of the BSW AHP Council. Others have described me as a ‘super connector’; through social media connections, in 2013, I became one of the founding members of the Academy of Fabulous Stuff, as a Fab Ambassador committed to the concepts like ‘Start with the patient and work backwards’ & ‘Pinch with Pride’.

Successfully plugging the RUH into the ‘AHP Regional and National Grid’ was a successful strategic objective, achievements included leading the delivery of the £16million co-designed, the Brownsword Therapies Centre, ensure it was fit for the needs of the patients, the wider community, the provider objectives, and the system. Including the exemplar Home First Service, as a system QI project, using the Sheffield FLOW methodology, ‘Home First’, won a Parliamentary award and it still delivers (BSW) wide differences, and holds the positive debate for change, as we regionally
implement the new National Hospital Discharge and Intermediate Care Policies.

I am a multi-professional colleague offering compassionate leadership, delivering from a place of clinical consciousness, operational experience, with strategic perspective and optimism and all within a geographical place that I love – the home of dog walking, countryside, gardens and beaches, the South West.

Jo Ashman

Bio coming soon.