MedEquip4Kids is governed by a board of trustees who volunteer their time to take overall responsibility for the running and development of the charity.

The board meets on a regular basis to plan the strategic future of MedEquip4Kids, make policy decisions and ensure the charity is accountable to our beneficiaries, the Charity Commission and the general public.

We currently have eight trustees who bring together a range of expertise and skills to MedEquip4Kids.

The trustees delegate the day-to-day management of the charity to the Chief Executive, Ghazala Baig

Ghazala Baig

Chief Executive

As Chief Executive, Ghazala reports directly to the Board of Trustees and is responsible for the operations and strategic direction of the charity.  Her remit includes top-level events and project planning, managing corporate partnerships, setting annual budgets and targets, financial reporting, and staff management.

Brian White

Mr Brian White, MBE

Chairman

After a 27-year career as a chartered accountant partner at Deloitte LLP, Brian now works as a chartered tax adviser. Brian has been involved with the charity for 25 years and is currently Chairman of MedEquip4Kids.

Mr Ian Harlow

Ian has been a trustee for over 20 years. He worked previously in finance at a senior level and he brings this expertise to our finance committee. Ian is involved in a number of local community organisations and is also a school governor.

Dr Ruth Jameson

Ruth Jameson worked as a Consultant Paediatrician, initially at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport, where she became aware of the vital work done by MedEquip4Kids. She was later appointed as Medical Director at Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. Ruth  contributes her significant medical knowledge and experience as part of the project management committee.

Mr David Joseph

As well as a solicitor and partner with Gunnercooke LLP, David is also a former President of Manchester Law Society, and a Board Executive at ADP Call Centres Limited. David provides legal advice for the charity and has been a trustee since 2004.

Mrs Shulamit Pfeffer

Shulamit is the wife of the founder trustee and former chairman of MedEquip4Kids. She brings her experience of several years chairing a hospital visiting service and almost 30 years as a magistrate, as well as extensive other voluntary sector work.

Mr Chris Wilson

Deputy Chairman

Chris was Director of Corporate Banking for the Co-operative Bank until 2016 since when he has undertaken consultancy and non-executive roles. Chris has been involved with the charity for over 10 years and for the last three years he has been a trustee and a member of the Finance Committee.

Ms Emily Bowe

Emily has been a trustee of MedEquip4Kids for just under two years, and works as the Marketing Campaign Manager of BBC Children in Need in Salford, Manchester. With a background in international brand management as well as philanthropic tech start-ups, Emily seeks to lend her skills in digital storytelling as well as modern fundraising innovation to support the local work of the charity.

Mr Simon Whitaker

Simon has been a trustee since 2020. He has 18 years experience within integrated marketing communication agencies across London and Manchester, working with some of the biggest brands in the world. Simon is now on the leadership team at Social Chain, a global social first marketing agency. He wants to help showcase the brilliant work that MedEquip4Kids does to as many people as possible.

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