John Bruce
ECR Chairman
John Bruce worked in the banking and finance industry before running his own management consultancy from 1990 - 2015.John is a Global Partner of Xylem Consulting Group which is a UK & North American consultancy and think tank focused on making accountability work in organisations – how they can make a difference in the World.

John is a member of the Association of Chairs, a director of the UK Policy Governance Association and retired in 2015 after 6 years on the board of the International Policy Governance Association (IPGA). He is also a member of the BSI Committee on Governance Standard 13500 and the ISO working group which is developing the international standard for the Governance of Organisations. John is a Visiting Fellow at Cass Business School.

John is also chairman of a small charity focused on buying equipment to enable greater safety and welfare for surgery patients in Southend Hospital.

He became Chairman of Essex Cancer Research in July 2017.

He authored the chapter on ‘Governance in the NHS’ in: A Practical Guide to Corporate Governance pub Sweet and Maxwell, 5th Edition, 2014

JB/15 January 2018He was chair of governors at South Essex College for 7 years as well as serving as a governor for over 20 years until 20016. He was appointed a Non-Executive Director at Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in 1994 and became chairman from 2000 until 2011.
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Trevor Shaw Arnold MSc DCR
ECR Trustee

Regional Director Partnerships, London – Siemens Healthineers
Trevor has held Senior Management and Board level roles during his career in Health & Social Care, primarily serving in the areas of Radiology, Oncology and Palliative Care.

Having trained as a Diagnostic Radiographer in Ipswich, qualifying in 1991, he subsequently specialised in Magnetic Resonance Imaging; played a key role in establishing the 1st MRI service at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow in 1994; and went on to manage the 1st MRI service at Whipps Cross Hospital, Walthamstow between 1995 and 2001.

He served at Southend Hospital, joining as Associate Director, Clinical Support Services in 2009; before serving as Business Unit Director, Diagnostics & Therapeutics until 2013, working closely with the Trust’s Radiologists, Oncologists and other Consultant Specialities. He had significant involvement in driving forward charity projects at the Trust such as; establishment of the Macmillan Information Centre; refurbishment and expansion of the Trust’s Oncology Wards; and expansion of Radiotherapy & Brachytherapy Services.

In 2013 Trevor moved full time into the Charity Sector, serving Marie Curie Cancer Care, firstly as Divisional General Manager, London & South East, with responsibility for Hospice and Marie Curie Community Nursing Services; and subsequently as Director of UK Caring Services. During this time he served on various groups including the London Hospice Regional CEO’s Group and the PallE8 Specialist Palliative Care Reference Group. This role allowed him the opportunity observe and network with Hospice Services throughout the UK.

Trevor currently serves as Regional Director Partnerships, London, for Siemens Healthineers, drawing on his experience in complex healthcare operating environments and his collaborative leadership approach, to engage with Executive and Health System Leaders, to achieve optimised and sustainable patient service delivery. At home, Trevor shares a busy house with his wife, two children and a much loved and locally rescued family Labrador; and as a lifelong supporter of West Ham United, he is an eternal optimist.

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Dr Krishnaswamy Madhavan, MBBS, MD, DMRT, FRCR
ECR Trustee

Consultant Clinical Oncologist
Krishnaswamy Madhavan is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist based at the Southend Cancer Centre. He has around 25 years experience in Oncology with special interest in Head and Neck and Gynaecological Cancer.

He is Principal Investigator for national and European clinical studies.He was Clinical Lead for the Essex Cancer Research Network from its establishment in 2009 to 2013 and has been on the Essex Research Ethics Committee as an expert member.

He has been an advocate for patient and public involvement in every aspect of service and research. A research focused charity for the Essex provides this opportunity for designing a research around the people of the region.

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Cathy O'Driscoll
ECR Trustee
Group HR Director Resourcing & Strategic Planning at Mid and South Essex Hospitals: MEHT, SUHFT, BUHFT
Experienced Human Resources Director with a demonstrated history working in HR, Operations, Change Management and Finance across the Health Care, Investment Banking & Corporate Sectors. Skilled in Operations Management, Management, Risk Management, Business Development, and Business Process Improvement. Strong human resources professional with a MSc focused in Coaching & Behavioural Change from Henley Management College.
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James Cooper
ECR Trustee

Managing Director OCL Group
James is a local Essex businessman and fellow founder member of the board of trustees, James involvement withEssex Cancer Research was unfortunately due to the sad passing of his sister Tracey Cooper at the age of 36 who was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2015.

 James forged a close relationship with a number of Oncologists and cancer specialists including Dr K Madhavan and fellow trusteesand medical advisory board members during this time.

And through a common sense of frustration with other cancer patients & family members within the Essex community at the existing accessibility to research within Essexso whenasked if he would like to become involved in a Essex based cancer research charity that would allow and integrate with the local community he promptly and proudly accepted.

James is deeply committed to Essex cancer research work and, in particular the fundraising to enable the infrastructure and foundations to Progress so that the medical advisory board can undertake critical research.

James brings a number of experienced and new business concepts to Essex cancer research in order to fulfil his obligations as a trustee and is naturally and sincerely committed to the future of Essex Cancer Research.

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