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.
Professor (Dr) Minaxi Desai MBBS, FRCPath, CBE. Minaxi Desai became a Trustee in 2018. She was Clinical Director of the Manchester Cytology Centre at the Manchester Royal Infirmary, Director of the Northwest Cytology Training Centre, Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Cancer Sciences at Manchester University and Visiting Professor in the school of Healthcare Sciences at the Manchester Metropolitan University.
She has been Chief Editor of Cytopathology journal and Chief Examiner of the European cytology examinations, past president of the British Association of Clinical Cytology and Council member of the European Federation of Cytology Societies. Mina has been actively involved in raising the awareness of cancer screening in the BME communities in Manchester and other parts of UK and rural communities in the developing world.
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 Treasurer, in 2014.
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.
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 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.
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.
Kevin became a Trustee in March 2018. Kevin has been the lead healthcare scientist for the HPV vaccine surveillance programme in Scotland since 2012. He is an active member of the Scottish HPV Investigator’s Network (SHINe) and has published several papers on the impact of the HPV vaccine on high-risk HPV and cervical abnormalities in Scotland.
He has a friend who has been diagnosed with cervical cancer and he is very passionate about the work of Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust. Kevin has a wife and young daughter and in his spare time, enjoys running ultra-marathons and growing chillies.
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.