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 six 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.
Mr Alan Budenberg
Alan Budenberg is a Director at Barclays Wealth & Investments in Manchester. He has over 35 years experience in the finance industry. Outside of Barclays, Alan is Chair of Governors at Sale Grammar School and is a part president of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment in Manchester. He also lectures on finance and investments at Manchester Business School.
Professor Jerome Carson
Dr Jerome Carson is Professor of Psychology at the University of Bolton and has worked in Bolton since 2012. Prior to that he was an NHS clinical psychologist for 27 years. His research interests include positive psychology, recovery from mental health problems, bereavement, alcohol addiction and autoethnography. Jerome has worked on the Hummingbird Project with MedEquip4Kids since its inception and is keen to further expand its reach, both nationally and internationally.
Dr Ghazala Baig
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.
Mr Brian White, MBE
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.
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.