About Us

Give a Kidney is a registered charity. It was set up 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 2020 account please click here: 2020 accounts

To view our 2019 accounts please click this link: 2019 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 part-time staff, Annabel Bennett (Administrator),  Jan Shorrock (Executive Officer) and Lou Devine (digital media support).

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 […]



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 in 2008, […]



Steering Committee & Trustee: Paul Gibbs, MBBS, FRCS(Eng), MD:

Paul Gibbs qualified at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1992. He did his higher surgical training in South West England, 1997 to 2004, which included an MD in renal transplant immunology. He worked in renal transplant units in Cardiff, Oxford and Portsmouth before being appointed as a vascular and renal transplant surgeon in […]



Steering Committee Adviser: Lisa Burnapp, RN, MA

Lisa Burnapp has been in renal nursing since she qualified in 1985 and was appointed as a consultant nurse in living donor kidney transplantation at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust after completing her MA in medical law and ethics in 2002. She has been involved with the living donor programme at Guy’s and […]



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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, while achieving his research MD in the field of post-transplantation diabetes. He took up his Consultant Nephrologist post at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham in 2011 with a special interest in renal […]



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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. Caroline has recently initiated the ‘Daisy Chain’ Thank You’ cards […]



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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. Chris donated a kidney to a friend in 2021 and relied on insights from Give a Kidney to make an informed decision. He’s now passionate about enabling others to […]



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Steering Committee and Trustee: Edward Hibbert

Edward has worked for many years in IT, and now provides IT services for the third sector. He is particularly interested in how technology can create virtual communities and since 2005, has been involved in Freegle, which helps people give away stuff they don’t need to people who do. In 2018 he took this one […]



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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. Having benefited herself from Give A Kidney’s information and support whilst going through the living donor process, Kiran […]



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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. He works for Neighbourly Lab, a non-profit think-tank about communities, and also does consulting and innovation work around technology and religion. Harry became a non-directed kidney donor in 2020 […]