Meet our Trustees

The people who keep the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust on track to make sure that the best outcomes for young people are always delivered.

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Our Trustees

Dave Hobin

Chair & Medical Advisor

As a Consultant Paediatric and Adolescent Oncologist it’s incredible seeing the difference the trips make to young people. I provide advice and guidance on medical issues at a strategic and operational level.

Dame Ellen MacArthur

Trustee, Founder & Patron

The Trust has achieved many, many smiles. Not just the smiles of the young people but their families as well. After a trip we often get letters from parents saying ‘thank you’ for giving them their son or daughter back.

Claire Amaladoss

Former 'Young Person' & Trustee

I’ll never forget the helming into Cowes at the end of Round Britain 2009 surrounded by a flotilla of wellwishers with a crowd awaiting us. I bring the moment to mind often; it’s like bottled optimism.

Joe Burnie


I monitor the Trust’s financial health and oversee its financial risk management. I'll always remember on my first trip, hearing young people say how the experience had a positive impact in many different ways.

Martin Pluves

Finance, HR and Risk Specialist

I’ve witnessed first-hand how the Trust impacts young people. As a lifelong sailor with a passion for youth development, it has been an honour to draw on my career in finance and risk management to help the Trust.

Peter Cazalet


My best moment was watching Moonspray sailing under Tower Bridge on Round Britain 2017 and realising how many lives the Trust had touched. On the Board, I assist with financial matters, investments and fundraising.

Jo Grindley


I’ve been involved since 2008 supporting on PR and Fundraising. In 2014 I was working away and sorely missed the energy, enthusiasm, young people and the team. So was delighted to be invited to join the Trustees.

Mark Stevens

Former 'Young Person' & Trustee

I am always amazed how many hundreds of people have benefited from the Trust’s work, and the immeasurable, positive effect it will have on their lives for years to come, when I see all the photos in the Cowes office.

Emma Francis

Parent Trustee & HR, People & Culture Development Specialist

I’ve seen firsthand the magic of the Trust as my daughter’s confidence has grown after each trip. It’s wonderful being part of this ambitious charity as it evolves and grows helping even more young people.

David Mohyuddin KC

King’s Counsel & Legal Trustee

The Trust makes a real and positive difference to young people as they rebuild their lives following cancer treatment. I am hugely excited about playing my part in ensuring the Trust continues this crucial work.

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