Our Trustees

Clodagh Ward

Clodagh Ward

Chair of Trustees

Clodagh became a trustee in 2013 after a career in consumer businesses, working on a variety of brands from Heinz Tomato Ketchup to yell.com. She now works as an independent consultant sharing her consumer knowledge and experience with smaller start up businesses. She came across Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust when looking for a female focussed charitable partner to work with on a commercial project. 

She was so impressed by the ethos of the charity and the work that they do that she decided to become more involved.She lives in Buckinghamshire with her husband and two kids.

Thomas Ind

Thomas Ind MB BS MD FRCOG

Thomas Ind MB BS MD FRCOG is a gynaecologist who is a certified colposcopist and sub-specialist in gynaecological cancer. He qualified in Medicine in 1989 from the Medical College of St Bartholomew's Hospital in London. His post-graduate training was in London and Sydney before becoming a consultant gynaecologist at St George's and the Head of the Department of Gynaecological Oncology at the Royal Marsden Hospital.

Thomas Ind is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and accredited by the RCOG and GMC in gynaecological cancer. He has many publications and book chapters in the field of gynaecological cancer and has been a section editor of the female reproductive tract for Gray's Anatomy. He is a member of the British Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (BSCCP), an Officer of the British and International Societies of Gynaecological Cancer (BGCS) as well as a number of other professional societies.

Hugh Grootenhuis

Hugh Grootenhuis

Hugh Grootenhuis is a Special Adviser to S.W. Mitchell Capital (SWMC) and a Director of S.W. Mitchell Capital PLC. Before joining S.W. Mitchell in January 2016, Hugh was Chief Executive of Waverton Investment Management Limited, an investment management company whose clients include private individuals, charities, investment funds and institutions. Prior to this, he worked for Schroders, in London, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore.

Hugh and Jamie Maxwell first became friends in the late 1960s, as their families lived close to one another in London, and both attended the same prep school. 

Hugh is married with two children and lives in London. He became a Trustee, and Treasuser, in 2014.  

Lucy Maxwell-Clement

Lucy Maxwell-Clement

Lucy joined as a Trustee in 2011 having recently graduated from Edinburgh University with a degree in English Literature. As Jo and Jamie Maxwell's daughter, Lucy is thrilled to be continuing the wonderful work that her parents began.

She has already taken an active role in the work of the charity including fundraising and event planning and brings a new dimension to the board, in particular her knowledge of digital media to help target younger people. 

Rebecca McCreath

Rebecca McCreath

Rebecca became a trustee at the end of 2011 and has been actively involved with the charity since early 2009. Having been through cervical cancer herself at just 25, Rebecca is all too aware of the devastating effects of the disease and as a result is passionate about the work of the charity.

Rebecca has taken part in a number of national awareness campaigns and undertaken a range of media interviews. She is also a keen supporter of the Women v Cancer challenges and to date has taken part in cycle India, cycle Africa and cycle Brazil. As a Director of Events & Communications Rebecca is able to use her experience to promote the charity and to further help raise awareness. 

Caroline Preston

Caroline Preston

Caroline was an old friend of Jo and Jamie's and has been a trustee since 2005. She initially became a Founding Friend to help Jamie develop Jo's Trust and realise Jo's hope and dream of what a charity dedicated to cervical cancer could achieve.

Caroline has been actively involved ever since, organising and supporting fundraising and other events.

Carol Taylor

Carol Taylor

Carol joined as a trustee in December 2017.  She works for Amazon as a commercial leader launching and expanding businesses and programmes, most recently the Baby category and the Amazon Family programme.  She first came across Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust when her younger sister was diagnosed with Cervical Cancer in 2013 and is looking forward to building on the fundraising she has already done for the charity with family and friends. Carol lives in Berkshire with her husband and two young daughters.

Louise Newton

Louise Newton

Louise became a Trustee in 2017. Louise met Jamie when they were 18 and they became flatmates in Earls Court. Through Jamie she met Jo and became the very best of friends to both. She is Godmother to Thomas – Jo and Jamie’s eldest child! She became a founding friend of Jo’s at the outset and has loved being involved with the charity and the family ever since.

Louise runs a pop up art gallery, British Art Portfolio, with another founding friend Amanda Lowther. The gallery raises money for charity at each of its events. Jo’s has been the beneficiary on several occasions. Louise was very involved in the Constable fundraiser for JCCT at the V & A which raised over £100,000. With Carolyne Robinson, Amanda Lowther and M Bicket she ran the very popular and successful Jo’s Tennis Tournament in Northamptonshire for 10 years.