Meet our trustees

Our trustees provide strategic guidance and direction, ensuring that goals are in place to drive forward our support of research, treatment and welfare of children suffering with cancer.

David Gibbs, Chair of Trustees

David has spent the last 30 years in the City of London as an Investment Banker. He sold his own business in 2016 and now works in Real Estate and Private Equity. David has other business interests in television and music. He has been married for 20 years and has three teenage children.

Alex Leitch, Deputy Chair

Alex Leitch has practised as a professional litigation lawyer in the City of London for over 30 years. Formerly a practising barrister, he was one of the UK’s first and youngest solicitors to become a solicitor-advocate. He is currently a partner in a Top 10 Global Law Firm where he is the UK Head of  Complex Disputes. He acts for clients across many sectors including financial services, life sciences and healthcare and private equity. Throughout his career he has been an active supporter and sponsor of several children’s charities. He is married and has a teenage son.

Phil Hall

Phil Hall is a former national newspaper editor and editor in chief of a global magazine. Phil Hall went on to be the founder of one of the top independent PR agencies in the UK, The PHA Group in 2005. Renowned for his contacts in senior media roles and in the sporting world and business. He specialises in reputation management of businesses and individuals and represents high profile individuals from Government, industry and the sport and entertainment world. He has been recognised as an industry leader by Spears, PR Week and Chambers and Partners.

Virna Midgley

Being part of the Charity from its beginning after losing her two cousins Paul and Jean, Virna then went on to tragically lose her son Jordan, at the tender age of 19 to Sarcoma.

Determined to help children with cancer, Virna was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2018.

Caroline Randerson

Friend to and supporter of our charity since 1988, Caroline has been tireless in her efforts to raise awareness and vital funds, organising many popular and successful events over the years. She and her three daughters have run the London Marathon for us twice, and Caroline’s hugely successful ball in Marbella, attended by many famous faces and celebrities over the years, continues to raise money and awareness of childhood cancer.

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