Meet the Team

David Reading OBE Honorary President

David Reading OBE is a former journalist who co-founded the Anaphylaxis Campaign (now Anaphylaxis UK) after his 17-year-old daughter Sarah died of an allergic reaction to peanuts in October 1993. David spent 34 years as a writer and editor with[…]

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Dr Alison Walker-Fraser Chair

Alison is a freelance business-management consultant who works across public, charity and private sector companies, in areas of board & executive level engagement, strategy, governance and HR. Alison became a Trustee of Anaphylaxis UK in 2017 and the Chair in[…]

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Peter Littleton Vice-Chair

Peter Littleton is currently the Technical Director for one of the UK’s leading suppliers of specialist detergents and disinfectants for the food, beverage and dairy industries – Christeyns Food Hygiene Ltd. In this position, Peter’s enthusiasm and commitment has led[…]

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Sue Hall Trustee

Sue is a qualified accountant and successful leader with 20+ years’ board level and senior management experience spanning a range of public, charitable and private sector businesses. She is currently Finance Director at Historic Royal Palaces and prior to that[…]

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Richard Wright QC Trustee

Richard Wright QC is a barrister who specialises in Criminal and Regulatory Law. He is the Head of Chambers at Park Square Barristers in Leeds, the Leader of the North Eastern Circuit and a Master of the Bench at the[…]

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Chris Meads Trustee

Chris is a Managing Director within the Communications & Media business at Accenture, a global Management & Technology Consultancy. He has extensive experience in driving large scale business and technology transformation in the telecommunications industry. He has a severe nut[…]

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Louise Wilkinson Trustee

Louise has over twenty years of experience of advocacy, campaigning and public affairs within the charity sector. Her work has led to significant legislative and policy changes for the benefit of people and wildlife. Louise has fundraised successfully from a[…]

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Taj Randhawa Trustee

Taj has a strong background in Marketing with experience in leading teams to shape and deliver business strategy. She gained her Professional Postgraduate Marketing Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing and has used her knowledge to support a variety[…]

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Dr Boaz Gaventa Trustee

Dr Boaz Gaventa has multiple severe food allergies and asthma. Boaz has used his experiences with personal allergies and exposure to healthcare early in life to inspire him to pursue a medical career. He has particularly enjoyed learning new ways[…]

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Jo Frost Global Parenting Expert

Jo Frost brings her personal experience with food allergies, along with her childhood development expertise as a global parental expert and international celebrity status to the UK to help the Anaphylaxis Campaign’s work educating children, adolescents and adults about the[…]

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Giorgio Locatelli Michelin-Starred and Television Chef

Giorgio grew up in Northern Italy where his love for food and cooking was nurtured from an early age as his family ran a Michelin-starred restaurant. He has worked across Europe, from Italy to France, Switzerland to the UK. He’s[…]

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Mark Foster World Champion and Olympic Swimmer

Mark Foster is amongst the most successful British swimmers of all-time. Specialising in short course (25 metre pool) and butterfly and freestyle at 50 metres, Mark has represented his country more times and been more decorated than any other male[…]

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Simon Williams Chief Executive

Simon joined the charity at the end of November 2021 having previously worked at HEART UK. Simon has ambitions to grow the charity and help more people with the valuable information and support it offers.   LinkedIn[…]

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Lesley Ingram Business Manager

Lesley joined Anaphylaxis UK in 2018 and is responsible for the charity’s Finance and Operations. Having studied with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and with a long career of senior finance roles in the private sector, Lesley brings many[…]

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Sarah Baker Head of Health Policy and Developments

Sarah is a health professional with over 40 years of experience working in the NHS as a Children’s Nurse, Health Visitor and latterly as an Executive Director in Community Health Trusts. Sarah brings a personal perspective of allergies to the[…]

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Dr Helen Evans-Howells Trustee

Dr Helen Evans-Howells (née Howells) is a GP in Bournemouth. Helen developed an interest in allergies when her eldest son Ethan was born and developed milk and nut allergies. In order to ensure he received the best care she undertook[…]

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