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BKPA Trustees

Professor Donal O'Donoghue BSc, MBChB, FRCP, Chair of Trustees

Professor Donal ODonoghue 1

Donal has been a Consultant Renal Physician at Salford Royal since 1992 and is also Professor of Renal Medicine at the University of Manchester. He was inaugural President of the multi-professional British Renal Society, Treasurer then President elect of the Renal Association and became the first National Clinical Director of Kidney Care at the Department of Health from 2007 – 2013. Donal is a practising kidney doctor, active researcher and, in addition to his work for people with kidney disease, is Medical Director of the Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network, Chair of the Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria Clinical Senate and a Governing Body Member of Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group.


Mr Richard Jones BSc, FCA

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Richard retired from Baker Tilly, chartered accountants in January 2011 where he had been a partner, and for most of his professional career was client facing providing counselling and advice to clients across a wide spectrum of their needs. This included providing strategic planning facilitation both externally and internally. In the last few years, his main role was that of mentor to fellow audit partners within the Baker Tilly audit facility. Richard's late wife, Deirdre, was an influential renal nurse who founded and built up the European Dialysis and Transplantation Nurses Association (EDTNA).


Ms Sally Taber MA, RN, SCM

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Sally is Director of Independent Healthcare Advisory Services, a trade body representing the acute independent healthcare sector. She trained as a nurse, specialising in renal nursing during her time at Addenbrooke's Hospital. She held a pioneering role as a Transplant Co-ordinator at St Mary's Hospital Portsmouth and was Secretary/Treasurer of the European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association for 10 years.


Mrs Margaret Mitchell BA (Hons), DSA, DipASSSC

Margaret has worked in both hospital and community settings as a specialist social worker and has experience in renal, acute and general medical social work as well as child and family psychiatry.


Mrs Marcelle de Sousa MBE, FRCN, MA, RGN, RSCN

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Marcelle worked in the Renal Unit at Guy's and became Sister of the first purpose built Children's Renal Unit in the country. She went on to set up another pioneering medical unit for adolescents at University College Hospital. Marcelle has now retired.


Ms Kate Shipton

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Kate became a kidney patient overnight, when she 'crash landed' into intensive care at the age of 56, following diagnosis with Goodpasture's Syndrome. Following time on dialysis, she has recently received a kidney from her son.


Professor Lesley Rees MD, FRCPCH

Professor Lesley Rees 1Lesley is an expert in paediatric nephrology. She has been a consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital for 21 years and is currently head of the Paediatric Nephrology department. Lesley leads the dialysis programme at GOSH. Her particular clinical skills lie in managing the common complications of dialysis in children and she has undertaken considerable research in these areas. She is also editor of the journal of the subspecialty, Paediatric Nephrology.

Miss Lisa Burnapp RN, MA

Lisa Burnapp

Lisa Burnapp has a background in nephrology and transplantation and was appointed as a Consultant Nurse in Living Donor Kidney Transplantation at Guy's & St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, following completion of her MA in Medical Law and Ethics in 2002. She retains a clinical attachment there with a special interest in altruistic organ donation. As Lead Nurse for Living Donation within NHS Blood & Transplant (NHSBT) she has led on the development of UK Strategy for Living Donor Kidney Transplantation. She is an active member of the British Transplantation Society (BTS), having Co-Chaired the Living Donor Transplantation Forum since it was established in 2004 and served on Council and the Ethics Committee.

She is a member of the BTS Standards Committee, through which she has co-edited and published best practice guidelines in areas of donation and transplantation practice. Within the European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT), she Chairs the European Donation and Transplant Co-ordination Organisation (EDTCO) and is a member of the living organ donation working group within the Ethical, Legal and Psychological Aspects of Transplantation (ELPAT). She is a member of the Human Tissue Authority Transplantation Advisory Group and supports the training and development of healthcare professionals in organ donation and transplantation in a variety of national and international settings. She was awarded a fellowship of the British Renal Society in May 2012.


Matthew Patey

Matthew PateyMatthew has been a kidney patient at Guy’s Hospital for the past 35 years receiving a transplant from his brother back in 2000. Matthew has 25 years marketing and fundraising experience during which time he has raised in excess £30 million for health related charities. He currently runs a UK dermatologically focused research charity and an international not for profit company supporting good causes around the world.


Ingrid Gubbay

Ingrid Gubbay

Ingrid Gubbay has been a practising solicitor for 21 years in both Australia and the UK. Currently she is the Director of the human rights and environmental law practice at the London based law firm of Hausfeld & Co. She was previously the Principal Legal Advisor of the Which? Campaigns teams and a law lecturer in International human rights law at Essex University and at the University of New South Wales, Australia.

Ingrid is currently Chair of the International NGO Legal Action Worldwide (LAW), which undertakes legal action and diplomacy on behalf of women in some of the world’s toughest conflict zones. She is a resident member of the Royal Free Hospital Trust and has an abiding interest in legal rights to health and well-being.      


Sunny Dosanjh

Sunny DosanjhSunny is a strategy consultant and social entrepreneur focussed on helping organisations to drive long-term sustainable growth through greater societal impact. He has experience working cross-industry, from helping NHS organisations to track and increase their impact, facilitating corporates to shape social impact strategies and challenging start-ups to #ThinkBigger and tackle the root-cause of their customer issues. In his spare time, Sunny is an avid Liverpool fan and is always looking to try new challenges.

Sir Jonathan Michael MB, BS, FRCP, FKC  

Sir Jonathan Michael 1After training in London and a clinical career as a consultant physician and nephrologist, Jonathan became Medical Director and in 1995, CEO of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust. In 2000 he became CEO of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals which he lead to be one of the first-wave NHS Foundation Trusts. Knighted in 2005 for services to the NHS, the same year he was elected Fellow of King’s College London in recognition of his role in improving collaboration between the NHS and universities.

In 2007 he joined BT’s healthcare team developing a global healthcare strategy and helping deliver BT’s contribution to the NHS IT strategy, ultimately becoming Managing Director of BT Health.

In 2010, he took over as CEO of Oxford University Hospitals, where he delivered Foundation Trust status and, in partnership with the University of Oxford, led the recognition of Oxford as one of the UK’s foremost Academic Health Science Centres.

In late 2015 he retired from the NHS and is now working as an independent healthcare consultant. He became a Trustee of BKPA in early 2016.’


paddy tabor

Paddy Tabor MVO

Chief Executive



Paddy Tabor MVO joined BKPA as Chief Executive in August 2013. "My first year with BKPA has been very exciting. The Charity does fantastic work in providing levels of financial support other charities cannot do. Most satisfying is our ability to react quickly to requests from patients on low income at times of real need. I am also very proud of the funding support provided to many kidney units around the UK in improving facilities and paying salaries of key staff." There is much to do, and he hopes significantly to expand BKPA's work in supporting kidney patients and improving their quality of life.