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Meet the ADSHG trustees

Nick Willson

  • The ADSHG is run by an elected executive committee of trustees who govern the overall running of the charity and guide and direct the volunteers, who help manage the day to day activities of the charity.


The ADSHG team consists of the trustees, volunteers and contract staff, you can find out more about the wider ADSHG team here..


Andrew Glass: Trustee & ChairADSHG-andrew_articles.png.61caa29ab6114da9c447e7fd3579faa5.png
Andrew was diagnosed with Addison’s in 2001 while on holiday in Spain. Since then, his postings with the British Council have taken him to Germany, London, Serbia, Kuwait and now Thailand. Andrew was awarded an OBE in the March 2012 Honours for services to the British Council. He is a keen runner and loves long distance hiking when he gets the chance.



Paul McNamara: Trustee & TreasurerADSHG-paul_mcnamara_articles.png.677b378f7f4b7c47d0524024c05e8c48.png

 Paul is an Irish citizen living in London and has extensive business and board governance experience, having held a variety of senior roles in financial services in the UK and Ireland. He is currently Chief Executive of EValue Ltd. Paul is a qualified actuary and holds an MBA as a graduate of Case Business School, where he remains a member of the MBA Advisory Board. His hobbies including dog walking, music and skiing.


Amanda Colman: Trustee & Vice ChairADSHG-amanda_articles.png

Amanda specialises in governance and risk management in the technology arena and has several years of experience as a Trustee for a housing association in Surrey. She was diagnosed with Addison’s in 2017 and volunteered to become a Trustee of the ADSHG as she is passionate about the work the charity does for the Addison’s community, having personally benefited from its services. Amanda is a keen walker and amateur philosopher.

Margaret Fox: TrusteeADSHG-margaret_fox.png.cfc9250d7e410fe244c5a0d8cbca7453.png
Margaret was diagnosed with Addison’s in 1997 after almost a year of feeling ill and losing weight. Soon after this, she was also diagnosed with diabetes. She became a member of ADSHG and feels strongly that the Group is an invaluable support to everyone with the condition. Having worked in local NHS hospital administration, she is now retired and organises our regular social meeting in Norwich on top of her responsibilities as a trustee of the Group.


Simon Pearce: Trustee ADSHG-simon_pearce_articles.png.236c756b5cec5398862e9617ea597ba6.png

Prof Pearce is a senior consultant at the endocrine department at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle, and a professor of endocrinology at Newcastle University’s Institute of Genetic Medicine. He has been a member of the ADSHG’s clinical advisory panel since 2005. Prof Pearce is also an active member of the Society for Endocrinology (UK), where he is the Chair of the Programme Committee, and has held board roles with the British and European Thyroid Associations.


Stuart Pinkerton: TrusteeADSHG-stuart_articles.png

Stuart has a family member who was diagnosed with Addison’s in 2010 and joined ADSHG at that time. He found the ADSHG invaluable for advice and support, especially in the first years.  He has been a Dental Surgeon for 35 years working in Scotland and in Australia before settling in Oxford. Since 1990, he has run a successful Dental Practice in Oxfordshire.

For 10 years he was involved in his son’s football team being manager and treasurer. He  was also ran their website. One of his most important tasks was to raise sponsorship which proved successful in keeping the yearly subscriptions affordable for the boys and their families. For a couple of seasons the team supported the Oxford Children’s Hospital by having their logo on their shirts.

Phillip Yeoh: TrusteeADSHG-philip_articles.png.223923b2d18d6b8f2b3b9bc27666382b.png
I was born in Malaysia but moved to UK 30 years ago. I completed my nursing training in London. After 10 years stint at University College Hospitals, I became the endocrine research charge nurse at Bart’s Hospital endocrine department. I then moved to set up the Endocrine and Diabetes department at The London Clinic in 2001. I now have six endocrine and diabetes nurses I work with on day to day basis to provide cover for inpatient and outpatient areas. I have been involved with the ADSHG for several years.


I am also a member of the nurses working party of European Society for Endocrinology, a member of Society for Endocrinology and the Federation of International Nurses in Endocrinology.

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The Addison’s Disease Self-Help Group is the support group for people with Addison’s disease or adrenal insufficiency and their families in the UK and Ireland.The group was formed in 1984 and is a UK registered charity no. 1179825.

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