Our Board of Trustees bring a vast range of experience and knowledge to the charity. They oversee The Brompton Fountain’s direction and ensure that the charity is taking the right action to achieve goals that are in line with our core vision.
Chairman – Dr Michael Rigby
Dr Michael Rigby is a Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist, researcher and writer who has been employed at the Royal Brompton for over 36 years. Throughout this time he has had an important influence on the lives of many patients and families.
Deputy Chairman and Treasurer – Geoff Baldwin
Geoff Baldwin has been involved with the charity from the very beginning and was part of the original steering group. Geoff has a young son who received treatment under the Trust as a baby. He is a Reader in Biochemistry at Imperial College London.
Dr Claire Hogg
Dr Hogg is a paediatric Respiratory consultant, Clinical Lead for the Respiratory Service and Head of the Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Service at Royal Brompton Hospital. Aside from a busy clinical practice, she also has research interests in Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia and ciliopathies in general. Her specific interests lie in advanced diagnostic techniques, but she also has Europe wide collaborations involving the first clinical trials, for this rare condition. She has worked closely with charities and family support groups to raise funds and develop patient services over many years. As well as being a Trustee for the Brompton Fountain, she is a founder member of the Ciliopathy Alliance UK and a frequent fundraiser for the PCD Family Support Group.
Valerie has twin boys, both of whom are patients under the care of The Royal Brompton. She has worked and volunteered in the not for profit sector for over 10 years, and is currently a permanent volunteer at Prince’s Trust International, focussing on fundraising and strategy.
Collette is mum of three wonderful children. Her middle son is called Jacob and is under the excellent care of the Royal Brompton Hospital. Jacob was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Haemosiderosis in 2006 a rare and life changing illness.
Collette and Jacob regularly spend time on Rose Ward and have needed the care of PICU during more unstable periods in his condition.
Jane Docker is the Family Liaison Manager for the Trust and helps and support parents on a daily basis.
Dr Piers Daubeney
Dr Daubeney is a Consultant paediatric and fetal cardiologist. He has developed a leading international research team which has carried out three of the largest multi-institutional studies into childhood heart diseases in the world, as well as being a regular lecturer at the National Heart and Lung Institute. He was also part of the original group of staff to assist in establishing The Brompton Fountain charity.