Our Trustees

Philip Lea

Chair of Trustees


  • Parent of a child with CP

  • Founding Trustee of the Rainbow Centre in Fareham, Hampshire

  • Former Chairman of Governors of Ingfield Manor School

  • Founding Trustee/ Director of the Dame Vera Lynn Trust

  • Clinical negligence solicitor specialising in CP cases for over 20 years and listed on Scope website

  • Served for 14 years as a Firefighter/ Crew Commander with Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

  • Obsessive gardener/ woodworker

Duncan Walsh


  • Lives with Cerebral Palsy

  • 13 years working in special education

  • Member of 2 National Institute for Health and Care excellence Guideline committees on Cerebral Palsy 

  • Keen skier 

Prof Neena Modi


Neena Modi is Professor of Neonatal Medicine at Imperial College London. She has clinical duties as Honorary Consultant in Neonatal Medicine at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust where she contributes to a team providing neonatal services for the tertiary medical and surgical perinatal unit for north-west London.

Neena has a national and international profile as a medical leader, clinical scientist, advocate for child health and wellbeing, and campaigner for the retention of the National Health Service as a primarily publicly funded, publicly delivered healthcare system.

She is immediate past-president of the UK Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (2015-18). Her contributions in this role included national reports on children’s biomedical research and child health in the UK, and campaigning in relation to UK health services, environmental issues and child refugees. She led the establishment of a Child Health Research Collaboration and Children's Research Fellowship Fund and serves currently on a number of research committees and health service working groups.

Katie Gollop QC


Katie has specialised in clinical negligence for over 20 years. She is a compelling and hugely experienced trial advocate and powerful negotiator who has represented both families and clinicians across a range of medical legal cases. She brings a wealth of experience of working with families and healthcare professionals to her role of Trustee.

Within her specialism of healthcare law, Katie has a broad practice. She is a highly experienced trial advocate sought after by claimants and defendants and a powerful settler of claims. Well known for her ethical work, many of Katie’s serious medical treatment cases in the Court of Protection attract national news coverage. She represents families and healthcare providers at high profile inquests (In Amenas) and is instructed in public inquiries (Shipman, Hyponatraemia). She defends in professional discipline tribunals. Katie is a quick witted, down to earth, tireless and client focussed advocate who likes to win. The directories have said she is “charming and deadly” as well as “an astonishing talent”.

Anthony McGarel-Groves

Trustee & Treasurer

Anthony is: -

  • A Chartered Accountant

  • Trustee/Treasurer of some small Charities (formerly The Thalidomide Society)

  • An active investor and business angel

  • Director of a number of small companies

  • Semi-retired after a long career in international investment management

  • A keen participant in the arcane world of classic cars especially Alvis

  • Interested in and active in politics and economics

Dr Helen Hunt
  • Mum to Wilf, who has cerebral palsy.

  • Vice chair of trustees of Wyvern Academy, a special needs school in Dorset.

  • Qualified as a doctor (MBBS) from St George's Medical School, University of London.

  • 14 years experience in complementary and alternative medicine- training in shiatsu, yoga therapy and holistic pelvic care in the UK, Paris and the US.

  • Private practice specialising in women's pelvic health.

  • Previously worked for five years in the substance misuse field.

  • New enthusiast for caravan life!

  • And - when I have the time - getting lost in art projects and follk/acoustic music.