The Oxford Transplant Foundation is very proud to have the following Executive Board:
Carol Bradford is Company Secretary and Trustee. She is responsible for ensuring all legal documents pertaining to the Foundation are completed and submitted in a timely fashion and assisting with fundraising.
She has spent her career working in an administrative capacity within the NHS. Her roles have included Personal Secretary and Practice Manager in General Practice. She has some experience of organising meetings of various sizes. Prior to retirement in 2014 Carol worked as Assistant to Professor Friend with whom she worked for 14 years.
James Datnow is the Treasurer of the Oxford Transplant Foundation and is responsible under law, with the other Trustees, for the running of the Oxford Transplant Foundation. He is responsible for proper financial governance, maintenance of the financial books and records and the production of monthly and annual accounts for the Foundation
James became involved with OTF after his daughter received a heart transplant aged one, she is now six years post-transplant and going from strength to strength; she has regular check-ups at the John Radcliffe. She now has four younger brothers and they all live in Oxfordshire.
James trained as an accountant and now works in property finance and investment. He rowed internationally at university and keeps on training when he can - he would like to be competitive again if time and my body allows!
Consultant Transplant & Vascular Access Surgeon
James Qualified from Southampton University in 2000 and undertook postgraduate surgical training in the Wessex Deanery where his training focused on vascular and transplantation surgery. He completed his training in 2010 and was appointed to a consultant post in Oxford in September of that year, starting work at OUH NHS Trust in the October as a transplant and access surgeon.
James’s clinical work includes elective operating vascular access surgery sessions, transplantation and organ retrieval. He holds a number of peripheral pancreas assessment clinics in Portsmouth, Plymouth and Dorchester and has access clinics in Reading and Oxford. He is the lead for vascular access and pancreas transplantation. James is a Medical Educationalist with interest in undergraduate and postgraduate education programmes and training. He undertook a Master’s Degree in Education at the University of Winchester. His thesis was around the quality of surgical training post and formed part of the Department of Health’s evaluation of the new surgical curriculum. He worked briefly with DoH on the development and implementation of ‘Unfinished Business and MMC’. Currently he looks after all trainees that rotate through the Oxford Transplant Centre.
Deborah Hoult is Chairman, Trustee and Committee Member. She is responsible under law, with the other Trustees, for the running of the Oxford Transplant Foundation. She chairs the Board meetings and represents the Charity in its dealings with other organisations.
Deborah says that she is ‘paying back’ for the successful kidney transplant her husband had in 2009 as well as for the support from the Living Donor scheme which enabled her to donate one of her kidneys to him.
She is a scientist who spent nearly 35 years working in Atomic Spectroscopy. She is no longer employed but has found so many activities that engage her, she finds it is difficult to imagine how she once had time for fulltime employment.
Elizabeth Howarth has been a Committee member for a number of years and is in fact the longest standing member of the Oxford Transplant Foundation.
Liz keeps a log of all our fundraisers and organisers the patient seminar/lunch each year.
Liz is a grateful patient, having received a transplant in 1990 and then in 2003. She had to leave her job in 2000 when she went on to haemodialysis.
Liz is a retired Head Teacher with a background in Modern Languages and currently works as a Trustee of the Citizens’ Advice Bureau in West Oxfordshire, Chair of the West Oxon Decorative and Fine Arts Society and has a paid position as a Lay Assessor in the Post-Graduate Medical School.