Our Trustees

Clodagh Ward, Chair of Trustees

Clodagh became a trustee in 2013. Her career to date has been in marketing, working on a variety of brands from Heinz Tomato Ketchup to yell.com. 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 they do that she decided to become more involved. She lives in Buckinghamshire with her husband and two kids.


Tessa Bamford

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Tessa Bamford is a consultant in the board practice at Spencer Stuart one of the world's leading executive search consulting firms, a non-executive director of Wolseley plc and Barratt Developments plc. She is also a Governor of the British Institute of Florence. Before joining Spencer Stuart, Tessa was a founding director of Cantos Communications, an online corporate communications company, and previously spent 18 years as an investment banker with Schroders and BZW.


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.  



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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 Royal Marsden Hospitals in London.

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) as well as the British and International Societies of Gynaecological Cancer (BGCS & IGCS).


Lucy Maxwell-Clement

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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

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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.

To date she has been taken part in a number of national awareness campaigns and undertaken a range of media interviews. As an events manager working in Northampton Rebecca is hoping to use her experience to promote the charity and to further help raise awareness. Rebecca is also working towards being trained to run a local support group.


Caroline Prestoncaroline 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.



dr miren turner

Miren is a GP who has a special interest in women's health and colposcopy.  She currently divides her time between General Practice in Surrey and performing colposcopy in Dorking and St George's in London. 

She is a member of both the Royal Colleges of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and also General Practitioners, as well as the British Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (BSCCP). She is a GP representative for the South East Coast Quality Assurance team for Cervical Screening.

She lives in Surrey with her two teenage sons.

Date last updated: 
22 Dec 2015