Honorary President

Lady Wilson, OBE, FRCOphth (Hon):

Founder of IMPACT UK.


David Walker, CMG, CVO:

Former British High Commissioner to Ghana and Bangladesh.


Rob West

Rob West works as a digital consultant for organisations in the healthcare, telecoms, finance and retail sectors. He specialises in user experience design and usability.

Honorary Treasurer

Peter Webster, MA, FCA

Retired Financial Director.

Members of council

Nicholas Astbury FRCS, FRCOphth, FRCP:

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Clinical Adviser at the International Centre for Eye Health.

Keith Barnard-Jones, MBBS, MRCS, LRCP, D.Obst.RCOG, MRCGP

Former GP and Medical Trainer. Past Director of Rotary International

Gordon Bennett, LL.B (hons), LL.M, Dip Int Law

Barrister, with work experience in developing countries.

Claire Hicks, MBE:

Founding Director and first Chief Executive of IMPACT UK with wide experience in international development and healthcare delivery.

Robin d’O. Hope:

Worked 40 years in the City of London as a Lloyds Broker rising to be Company Chairman.

David Jameson Evans, FRCS, FRCS (C):

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Brenda Luck, MB, Ch.B, DHC, DRCOG, MRCGP:

Retired GP

John Mowbray, QC:

Retired QC with continuing experience of charity law and practice

Mr Mike O’Connell MB BS, BSc, MPhil, FRCS(Otol)FRCS(Orl)

Mike O’Connell is a Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon working in Brighton and Sussex. He has worked in Nepal, France, Germany and with IMPACT in Bangladesh.

Lady Prance:

Experience in Latin America USA and extensive travel in the Pacific region.

Captain John Scott:

Master Mariner, Younger Brother of Trinity House. Small holding farmer.


Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatologist working to help prevent and treat disabilities in children.