What makes the RMBF so effective is that the majority of our Board and our volunteers come from a medical background. This means that as an organisation we understand the unique pressures facing doctors on a day to day basis.
Trustee & Chair of Grants and Awards Committee: Simon Dinnick
Simon Dinnick has been a solicitor for over 30 years, having previously trained in business management with Unilever. He is currently in-house General Counsel with the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS).
Throughout his career he has represented members of all three medical defence organisations. He brings lengthy experience of helping doctors who encounter professional difficulty, and of helping to lead a major law firm specialising in this area. He also has considerable experience of governance and goalsetting as well as an appreciation of the wider field of healthcare and its national framework.
He is married with two grown-up children living in London, and is a dedicated Harlequins rugby supporter.
Trustee: Professor Derek Bell
Trustee: Dr David Derbyshire
David Derbyshire is a volunteer Area Visitor and Guild Treasurer for the RMBF. He was formerly Non-Executive Director of the South Warwickshire General Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Consultant in Anaesthesia at Warwick Hospital. David brings considerable expertise in both clinical and corporate governance as well as valuable experience as an RMBF volunteer.
Trustee: Andrew Hall
Andrew Hall has held senior managerial roles in the health and legal sectors for over 30 years culminating in 17 years as Chief Executive of the Royal College of Radiologists. This followed periods as Deputy CEO of the Royal College of General Practitioners and over eleven years with the Law Society of England and Wales. Now working in a freelance capacity, Andrew guides healthcare membership bodies and their leaders in governance and leadership development.
Trustee: Aliyah Hussein
Aliyah Hussein is a London Surgical Trainee. Prior to qualifying as a doctor from the University of Cambridge she was a Health Economist, following completion of an MSc in Health Economics at the University of York. Before that, Aliyah read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford. Aliyah won the ASiT Swann-Morton Medal for her work on deceased donor livers in the UK. She is also a keen and competitive player of tennis and chess.