Content
Text

Most of our trustees are elected by our members with the remainder invited to join the board because of their specialist knowledge. The trustees are unpaid and can serve up to three terms of three years each.

Jonathan McShane

Text

ChairJonathan McShane
Trustee since December 2016

Jonathan has a wealth of experience in public health at a local and national level. He was Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Devolution in the London Borough of Hackney, Chair of Hackney’s Health and Wellbeing Board and represented the Local Government Association on public health issues for many years. 

He currently chairs a number of national public health committees and advises NHS organisations and councils on all aspects of health and social care. He is also a  trustee at Action on Smoking and Health, and Shoreditch Town Hall Trust.

Dr Bilal Ali

Text

Trustee since November 2015Dr Bilal Ali

Bilal has volunteered with Terrence Higgins Trust in Brighton over the last four years. He has been involved in a variety of roles including group facilitator, health promotion in the community and regular fundraising events. He was the first volunteer to be trained in point of care HIV testing, which he undertook in community settings. He has been hugely impressed with the work that Terrence Higgins Trust does in Brighton, particularly its community engagement.

Bilal has worked as a doctor in the NHS for 12 years, and has been a general practitioner for seven years. He also works in medical education and is involved with training new GPs and appraising doctors.

He has lived in Brighton and Hove for 12 years. He thoroughly loves living by the sea, and has sung in a Brighton gospel choir for 11 years, something he loves being involved in.

He is honoured to have been chosen as a trustee.

Dr Jake Bayley

Text

Trustee since December 2016Dr Jake Bayley

Dr Jake Bayley is an HIV and Sexual Health Consultant at Barts NHS Trust, east London. He has been in the field of HIV and sexual health for seven years and became a consultant after training at King's College Hospital. He has developed an interest in HIV prevention and worked on the PROUD trial.

His other specialities include looking after clients who engage in chemsex, non-Caucasian men who have sex with men and development of digital health within the NHS and third sector. He has a research background in HPV (human papillomavirus) and has started a clinic for those at risk of anal cancer. He also looks after a cohort of people living with HIV.

Antonia Belcher

Text

Antonia BelcherTrustee since November 2018

Antonia is the founding Partner of MHBC, an independent building consultancy established in early 2007, and has 40 plus years’ experience in the construction and property industries. She transitioned in 2000 in a very male-dominated working environment, where there was no history or visible LGBT influences to draw on.

Recognised five years running as one of the OUTstanding/Financial Times Top 100 LGBT Business Executives, in 2014, 2015 and 2016, she was also recognised in 2016 as one of the City’s most inspiring women in the City A.M. Power 100 Women List.

HIV a growing issue in the trans community, particularly amongst trans women, and the fight and struggle for some to survive (and be the true person they know themselves to be) often leads them to greater risk and exposure to the virus.

She feels the time has come for senior people in the trans spectrum to be visible. She hopes to bring her personal trans background and her business and professional experience and knowledge to Terrence Higgins Trust, and to help ensure that the charity's trustees are reflective of its service users.

Ben Bradshaw MP

Text

Trustee since December 2016Ben Bradshaw MP

Ben Bradshaw has been MP for Exeter since winning the seat in the 1997 general election. Before entering Parliament, Ben worked as a newspaper and radio journalist, starting his career in 1984 with Exeter's local paper the Express and Echo. After a stint at a local newspaper in Norwich, Ben moved into radio journalism with a posting at BBC Radio Devon. 

A highlight of Ben’s journalism career came in 1989 when he reported from Berlin on the fall of the Berlin Wall for BBC Radio.

After one Parliament on the backbenches, Ben was made a Minister in the Foreign Office in 2001. He then held posts as Deputy Leader of the Commons and Environment Minister before joining the Health team in 2007. Between June 2009 and May 2010, Ben was Secretary of State at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, becoming the first ever cabinet member to be in a civil partnership. He now very proudly speaks for Exeter in Parliament from the backbenches 

His principal hobbies include hiking in Devon and Cornwall, going to the theatre, and spending time with his godchildren. Ben and his partner Neal have lived together for 12 years in Exeter and London, and they celebrated their civil partnership in 2006.

Delroy Corinaldi

Text

Delroy CorinaldiTrustee since November 2018

Delroy is the co-founder of the Financial Inclusion Centre, established to improve all people’s financial lives. He has worked for equality campaigners Diane Abbott MP and David Lammy MP and is keen to use his knowledge to embed good practice, improve governance and ensure those in need of Terrence Higgins Trust's support are properly included.

He has enjoyed senior roles at national charities including Senior Public Affairs Officer at Which? and Director of External Affairs at StepChange Debt Charity. He has experience working on issues such as mental health and debt and will support the charity's leadership team to continue to put members first and deliver on its mission and vision.

As a reputation consultant, he works with and engages leading technology and FTSE 100 companies as well as vulnerable and consumer groups on the use of technology, data and privacy. He will use his working knowledge of technological innovation and ethics to help Terrence Higgins Trust become impactful through its use of technology.

Ben Roberts

Text

Ben RobertsTrustee since November 2018

Ben was diagnosed with HIV in 2012 and benefited greatly from the services, resources and people of Terrence Higgins Trust and the NHS. This motivated him to be open about his status, to be a positive, visible role model, and to use his HIV status as a force for good.

He brings to Terrence Higgins Trust 20 years of business knowledge and experience: in a senior role in a commercial environment; growing a profitable small business in the cultural sector; and most recently in the public and charity sectors. He has always led on positive business reform, building successful strategies based on a clearly articulated sense of purpose and prudent financial management.

He is the Deputy Chief Executive for the British Film Institute (BFI), which has adapted to continued funding challenges by strengthening commercial thinking, cultivating new sponsors, building strategic national partnerships, clarifying the purpose of the organisation, and communicating a better story to government, funders and audiences.

He looks after the UK’s largest public film fund (over £30m of National Lottery funding a year) and is a visible senior industry figure and spokesperson. He represents the BFI internationally, and speaks frequently at industry events and in national and international press. He is keen to connect Terrence Higgins Trust to the creative industries' talent, resources, technology and audience platforms.

Gordon Mundie

Text

Trustee since May 2018

Gordon is a former employee who has worked and volunteered for Terrence Higgins Trust for over 15 years.

He wanted to do something about HIV and how it was affecting him and his friends since the early 1990s. He started doing scene-based outreach in 1995 and completed his HIV Buddy Training later that year. After receiving his own HIV diagnosis in 2004, he accessed services to help people who were coming to terms with their own recent diagnosis, including a Terrence Higgins Trust Newly Diagnosed Group.

Today, he works for ViiV healthcare in the Positive Action team that supports community-led efforts to address HIV and AIDS, promote sexual health and wellbeing and advance social and economic justice for men who have sex with men and transgender people. He is an experienced public speaker for Mind, the mental health charity, and the Positive Voices Programme at Terrence Higgins Trust, and mentors people living with HIV on the Work Positive programme.

He is a passionate campaigner and activist for the rights of people living with HIV, men who have sex with men, and trans people. Through sharing his personal perspective on what it’s like to live with HIV, he hopes to encourage a better understanding of how stigma and discrimination impact the lives of those affected by the virus.

William Roberts

Text

Trustee since 2014William Roberts

William is an experienced Health and Social Care Leader with a clinical background. As a trained nurse, he has worked in both hospital and community services, and was a Nurse Specialist in Tuberculosis and HIV.
 
William’s first management role was running a clinical network and he held a variety of commissioning and senior leadership roles in the NHS, including roles in Public Health, Strategy, Corporate Affairs and Planning.

For a number of years, William was a visiting lecturer at City University. He was previously Director for Strategy and Planning at Camden CCG and worked as a National Lead in the New Care Models programme at NHS England. He is currently Head of Health and Social Care at the Innovation Unit.

Randeep Sidhu

Text

Trustee since November 2015 Randeep Sidhu

Randeep first became involved with Terrence Higgins Trust in 2000 when fundraising as a student in Cambridge. After graduating with a biology degree, he joined the team setting up Teach First, a charity that reduces educational inequality. This led to a few years of teaching science and PSHE (or sex education) in ‘challenging’ London secondary schools.

For the last 10 years, Randeep has specialised in technology and innovation, developing products for both large corporations and smaller tech start-ups. 

Randeep has many loved ones from both the LGBT and BME communities affected by HIV, and has seen the effects of stigmatisation first hand. He hopes to use his digital and communications experience to improve access to information and promote a better understanding of issues facing different communities.

Dr Laura Waters

Text

Trustee since December 2016Dr Laura Waters

As a sexual health and HIV clinician of 14 years, Dr Laura Waters brings to the board a wealth of experience in service development, national policy, guidelines, community engagement, education and research.

She trained at Chelsea and Westminster then worked in the clinical trials unit in Brighton. She took up a consultant post at the Mortimer Market Centre in 2012, where she is currently the lead for HIV and hepatitis services. She is on the BHIVA executive committee, chair of BHIVA conferences and chair of the BHIVA treatment guidelines.

She represents BASHH on the HIV Clinical Reference Group and the HalveIt campaign advisory group. She has presented widely both nationally and internationally, including to community and peer organisations. She reviews patient information for NAMA and writes a fortnightly column for Boyz magazine.

Dr Samantha Westrop

Text

Trustee since November 2015Dr Samantha Westrop

Samantha is currently training as a specialty registrar in public health.

She began working in the field of HIV immune-based therapy research during the university summer holiday of 2005 and was awarded a PhD from Imperial College in 2010. She has worked on clinical studies at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and as a Senior Translational Fellow at King's College London. This involved translating laboratory science into clinical studies, including manufacturing and evaluating trials of whole-cell and peptide-based vaccines.

In 2014, she joined Public Health England as a Senior Scientist in the HIV STI Department, working alongside colleagues at Terrence Higgins Trust on the HIV Prevention England programme. In particular Samantha worked on the evaluation of National HIV Testing Week and the postal testing service.

Following this, Samantha gained commissioning experience as an Immunisation Commissioning Manager at NHS England (London Region) before embarking upon the Faculty of Public Health training programme in August 2015.

Gavin Wills

Text

Trustee since November 2014Gavin Wills

Gavin is a qualified accountant who has spent 30 years in a variety of leadership roles within the financial services sector while working for two global organisations. He is a passionate advocate for diversity and has acted as co-head of his current organisation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) network for six years. 

Gavin also sits on the board of trustees for the LGBT Youth Homelessness charity the Albert Kennedy Trust

Gavin has been a long-term supporter of Terrence Higgins Trust following the help that they provided to two close friends in the mid-1980s and his own HIV positive diagnosis in 1988.