About Us

Give a Kidney CIO is a registered charity. It was originally set up as an unincorporated charity in 2011 by a group of people committed to promoting altruistic or non-directed living kidney donation. The founding members include 10 people who each gave a kidney to a stranger under the NHS non-directed living kidney donor scheme.

To view our 2022 accounts, please click here: 2022 accounts

 

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee manages the day to day running of the charity. It consists of all the charity’s trustees as well as several health professionals and others with an interest in non-directed kidney donation. It has one adviser from NHS Blood and Transplant, Lisa Burnapp. It is supported by three freelance part-time staff –  Jan Shorrock (Executive Officer), Lou Devine (digital media and administrative support) and Annabel Bennett (finance).

Several members of the steering committee have themselves donated a kidney. Please see below for details of our Steering Committee and Trustees.

 


Chairman and Trustee: Bob Wiggins

Bob is an independent corporate and public sector turnaround professional helping organisations to implement radical and fast paced change to ensure their continued viability.  Bob is a past visiting lecturer in business strategy at the University of Westminster and is a Director of The Institute for Turnaround. Bob donated a kidney in 2013 after some time of research and consideration



Hon. Treasurer & Steering Committee & Trustee: Paul van den Bosch, MRCGP

Paul van den Bosch is a GP. He qualified from Charing Cross Hospital in 1978 and has worked both in the UK and overseas in Zambia and the Solomon Islands. Since 2002 he has worked at a small practice in Pirbright near Guildford and for the local addiction service. He donated a kidney to a stranger in 2008.



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Steering Committee and Trustee: Adnan Sharif, MBChB, MRCP, MD

Dr. Adnan Sharif graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2002 and underwent his medical and nephrology training in Cardiff and Birmingham respectively. He took up his Consultant Nephrologist post at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham in 2011 with a special interest in renal transplantation.



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Steering Committee and Trustee: Caroline Basarab-Horwath RN, BSc (Hons)

Caroline has been a Living Donor Co-ordinator in Sheffield since 2005. She is a registered nurse with 23 years’ renal experience. Caroline has always had a passion for transplantation and became a Sister on the transplant ward before commencing her role as Living Donor Co-ordinator.



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Steering Committee and Trustee: Chris Luck

Chris is a project manager, with a background in strategy development, communications, and change. He works for a leading UK university, planning and coordinating change initiatives.



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Steering Committee and Trustee: Kiran Gupta

Kiran Gupta is a corporate partnerships specialist, with a successful client-facing career history, spanning both private and non-profit (charity and cultural) sectors. She is from West London and she donated a kidney to a stranger in 2017.



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Steering Committee: Harry Hobson

Harry lives in Hammersmith on a houseboat and is dad to two children. For fun, Harry enjoys mountain-biking and paddle-boarding, watching TV. He also keeps bees. Harry became a non-directed kidney donor in 2020,