Trustees' Week 2019: thank you to our trustees

This week is Trustees’ Week, an annual event to showcase the great work trustees do for charities up and down the UK.

There are just over just over 1 million trustees in the UK and we’re lucky to have some of the best in the business. 

Parkinson’s UK trustees play a vital leadership role in the charity, working together to make important decisions and taking on legal, strategic and oversight responsibility for our work.  As well attending regular board and committee meetings our trustees are ambassadors for the charity, attending and participating in numerous activities and events. 

Thank you to all of our trustees. We are grateful for your contribution of time, knowledge and passion. Together we are transforming Parkinson’s.

Results of our 2019 trustee elections

At our Members’ Day and AGM on 12 October 2019, we announced the results of our trustee elections.

We’re delighted that Kyle Alexander and David Allan will be returning to fill the roles of elected trustees for Northern Ireland and Scotland, respectively. 

We also warmly welcome our two new elected trustees for England, Jane Burston and Peter Miller.

Jane Burston

Jane is Executive Director of the Clean Air Fund, a UK charitable foundation aimed at supporting action on air pollution globally. Jane has considerable experience of fundraising, having raised $42m in funding for the Clean Air Fund in the last 12 months alone. 

For her work in the charitable and environmental sectors, Jane has been named as a ‘Young Global Leader’ of the World Economic Forum.

Jane’s father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s aged 40 and the work of the charity is very close to her heart. Over the last fifteen years, she has completed several marathons and long-distance triathlons to raise sponsorship and taken part in Parkinson’s events.
Peter Miller

Peter retired in 2017 following a career working for large international technology companies and the leading global education business. As a result, he has extensive marketing, strategy development and change management experience. 

In a voluntary capacity Peter is now Chair of an education charity and has experience as a Trustee and Non-Executive Director. 

Peter’s journey with Parkinson’s started when his wife was diagnosed in 2014. Since then he has been involved in many aspects of the work of Parkinson’s UK at local and national level, particularly in research-related activities. Peter cares passionately about enhancing public awareness of Parkinson’s, accelerating research outcomes and ensuring the resources of Parkinson’s UK are focused on improving outcomes.

Our Trustees

Our Board of Trustees is the governing body of Parkinson's UK and is ultimately responsible for everything we do and how we do it.