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Simon Sherrard Chairman and Trustee

Mr Simon Sherrard Chairman and Trustee

Simon has spent his career in business and currently has a portfolio of non-executive directorships and charity trusteeships. He is chairman of Bibby Line Group Ltd. where he was Managing Director from 1985 to 2000. Previous chairman appointments include; Port of London Authority, Johnson Services Group Plc and A&P Group Ltd. Prior to this he worked in the Far East for eleven years. Outside of work he plays golf, tennis and breeds rare sheep. He lives at Bossiney near Tintagel.

Christopher Clark QC. Trustee

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Christopher was called to the Bar in 1969 and subsequently practised on the Western Circuit. In 1989 he was appointed Queen's Counsel. For the next sixteen years he appeared in many major criminal trials in courts all over the country. In 2005 he was appointed a Circuit Judge sitting in Hampshire and Dorset. In January he was appointed Resident Judge in Truro.He has been Chancellor of the Diocese of Winchester for twenty years. He was Bencher of Grays's Inn until he retired on being appointed to the Resident Judgeship. 

Sally-Jane Coode Trustee

Mrs Sally-Jane Coode Trustee

Deputy Lieutenant of Cornwall, 17 years experience of running her own engineering company, Governor of Cornwall College (Chair of Audit), Trustee of Duchy Health Charity, Chairman of Elizabeth Finn Care, Cornwall.

David Perks Treasurer and Trustee

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David spent 33 years working for Barclays Bank in a variety of roles and currently runs his own financial consultancy business. He was honorary treasurer of the Cornwall County Playing fields for 17 years.

Steve Lawrence Trustee

Retired residential sales/letting agent for more than 35 years followed by a brief spell working with HM Courts and Tribunals service. He was a junior school Govenor including many years as Chairman and a member of various committees (1992-2014) plus Chairman/Secretary/Treasuer to various sporting Societies over many years. He became involved in the "background" with the Merlin Project back in 2002 and is currently a full time carer for his wife (diagnosed with MS in 1996).  In his spare time he enjoys running, reading and exploring his family's Cornish history sating back many generations as well as his role as a qualified FA Referees assessor and, whenever possible, promoting the many facets of the Merlin MS Centre.

Michael James Trustee

Michael is Chairman of Hewas Water Engineering Ltd , he is a local farmer and has a porfolio of residential properties across Cornwall. With Hewas Water Engineering Ltd situated near to Merlin MS Centre, Michael has been involved with the charity from the beginning and his company was involved in constructing the steel frame of the building.

Dr Emma Campbell Trustee

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Dr Campbell trained at Bristol University before undertaking junior hospital roles across the South West, predominately Plymouth.After qualifying as a GP, she was a partner at St Ives Surgery for ten years before moving to Probus Surgery in 2000.  She helped establish a Memory Cafe in Probus Village Hall for people with memory impairement.On a fortnightly basis she has a clinic at the Merlin MS Centre for patients of Probus Surgery who live in the surrounding area.

 Michael Gifford Trustee

Local man Michael spent seven years as a Police Special Constable along-side working as a Sales Manager for Alan Davies Automatics. Mike spent time as a football referee covering Devon & Cornwall. Mike is both a centre user as well as a volunteer Hyperbaric Class 1 operator in the HBO department.

Mr Andrew James Trustee

Andrew is a recently qualified Chartered Accountant, shortlisted as NQ of the year for PQ Magazine 2015. His past voluntary experience includes; Society Treasurer/ Vice President for ICAEW South West England Chartered Accountants' Student Society and also Club Secretary for Grampound Football Club. Outside of work Andrew enjoys mountain biking and spending time with his young family. 


Our Mission is to create, develop and sustain a centre of excellence for the delivery of treatment, support and fellowship to those living with MS their families and their carers.