We are governed by a Board of Trustees who have a diverse skill set and voluntarily lend their expertise to our charity.
Dr. Sean Elyan, Chair
Dr. Sean Elyan is a Consultant Oncologist at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and was appointed as Medical Director of the Trust at the end of 2005.
Sean has worked alongside Hope for Tomorrow right from the start, having shared the same vision as our Founder, Christine, of bringing chemotherapy treatment closer to the patient.
Tim Bodenham, Vice Chair
Tim Bodenham is the founder of BAM Agency Ltd, a specialised youth marketing agency based in Cheltenham. With 21 years experience within the field of marketing, Tim provides bespoke advice and guidance to brands all over the world to maximise how they position themselves to this diverse market.
Sophie is a qualified solicitor who has experience in all aspects of corporate law and company secretarial matters. In her spare time, Sophie enjoys clay pigeon shooting, countryside walks and foreign travel.
Paul is married with two children and lives in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. The majority of his professional life has been spent in the Insurance industry working in the UK and Europe. Most recently Paul has operated as a consultant specialising in Leadership, Organisational Development and Change Management with assignments in a variety of sectors. His previous experience with the Zurich Community Trust will help Paul to support Hope for Tomorrow in achieving its vision.
Having early retired after 40 years in the Aerospace industry including 20 years in Toulouse, France, Andrew is now active as a Trustee in both the Charity and Education sectors. A former Company Secretary, Aircraft Sales Finance VP and manager of an international audit team, Andrew has significant experience in Governance, Compliance, Risk Management and Business Controls. A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, Rotary Club member and a Men’s Hockey Umpire, Andrew is also a keen supporter of Birmingham City FC.
Chris has had a varied career in business, finance and public service, including with Citigroup, the Bank of England and currently Standard Chartered. He originally qualified as a lawyer with Clifford Chance. He has been seconded to the Executive of the Takeover Panel, the regulator for takeovers of UK PLCs. He is a Community Governor of Gastrells School in Stroud, lives in Tetbury and in his spare time rides horses and climbs mountains.
Louise is joint Founder of digital marketing agency equimedia ltd and a marketeer with over 20 years’ experience helping charities, National, European and Global companies find new supporters and customers. She also jointly owns and operates Pet Insurance Review in the US and UK, while continuing to serve on the equimedia Board.
Louise is delighted to join the Hope for Tomorrow Board of Trustees and is looking forward to helping the team build on the organisation’s strong foundations and achieve their goals.
Tom McInerney is co-founder and director of Etherlive. Based in Royal Wootton Bassett Etherlive provides the technology powering many of Euopres largest events. Tom has significant business development, sales and management experience focusing on delivering value and optimising costs.
Ashleigh is a recently qualified chartered accountant working in an audit team for a Cheltenham based accountancy firm. She is keen to support the invaluable work that Hope for Tomorrow carry out and is excited to see how they will grow in the future. Ashleigh enjoys experiencing new places and cultures and spending time outdoors with her family and friends in her spare time.
Emma is a chartered accountant and experienced finance director with a practice and industry background. She is currently CFO and CF10a at Parmenion and manages the finance team, CASS oversight and all commercial areas of the business. She recently completed an MBA with the Open University. She is keen to bring her diverse commercial and financial experience to Hope for Tomorrow. Outside of work she enjoys cycling, skiing and walking her rescue dogs.
Sarah worked for nearly 30 years in the social housing sector and was a director of a Housing Association, serving as a trustee on the boards of two charities in that sector. She retrained in 2005 and specialised as a Chemotherapy Nurse and regards working on Gloucestershire’s Mobile Cancer Care Unit as the most satisfying job she has ever done. She has a grown- up family and is Chair of a Parish Council where her focus is Community Engagement. She brings to the board a thorough knowledge of the service that can be given on the MCCU and passion about the difference that it makes to give patients the chance to have their treatment close to home.