Organisational Advisors

The Organisational Development Advisory Group, as its name suggests, advises on the development of the Tuke Institute as an organisation in order to achieve its goals in the community’s interests, mostly directly to the Chairman.

Dr. Hugh Aldridge

Hugh Aldridge has over 20 years of experience in research, strategic planning, development and consulting in academia, government and industry. Hugh is the Associate Director of Development and Corporate Relations at CITRIS (Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society) at the University of California, Berkeley, and is based at the Banatoa Institute @ CITRIS Berkeley.

Before joining CITRIS, Hugh was Director of Business Relations at the University of Manchester in the UK, where he led a team of 20 professionals responsible for developing and managing the University’s portfolio of corporate partners. His previous positions include being the Director of the Research and Enterprise Partnership between Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities in Wales, the Director for Industry at the Cambridge-MIT Institute, Associate Director for Corporate Relations at the University of Cambridge and University Relations Manager for Hewlett Packard’s laboratories in the UK. Hugh received a BSc in Biology from the University of Birmingham, UK and a PhD from the University of Bristol, UK.
Mr. Chris Brophy

Chris Brophy is a Partner with Capsticks specialising in commercial and contractual work for healthcare bodies and charities. He advises on major constitutional and governance changes, such as the transition to Foundation Trust status, the implications of the new ways of working in primary and community care, including the separation of the commissioning and provider functions of PCTs and the establishment of new local entities including social enterprises.Chris is also advising on the contracts between Foundation Trusts and PCTs, business transfers in both the public and voluntary sectors and generally on the new commercial environment in which Foundation Trusts and Health Service bodies are operating.

Chris is an expert on substantial information management and technology contracts and other public and private sector service agreements and joint ventures. He has a special interest in European Union law, particularly procurement and tendering matters and compliance with The Public Contracts Regulations 2006.Chris advises on strategy and powers and best options in relation to new developments and innovations in the healthcare field. He is a regular lecturer on corporate governance issues as they relate to public bodies. Conferences where Chris lectured in 2007 include the a Health Service Journal conference on social enterprise, the Flying Start Programme for Social Enterprise and Ambex on FT issues.

Mr. Kevin Craig

Kevin Craig is the Founder and Managing Director of Political Lobbying and Media Relations (wwww.plmr.co.uk); he is a public affairs, public relations and crisis-management professional who started his communications career in 1993. Having enjoyed two successful years with his previous company, he founded PLMR in 2006.  Kevin is a former Parliamentary Candidate (2005), a Member of Labour’s 2001 General Election Team, a local councilor of 9 years standing in the London Borough of Lambeth, and has previously worked for Saatchi and Saatchi’s PR Arm, and Global law firm DLA Piper where he was a founding member of its Lobbying and PR practice.Kevin’s PR and crisis management experience includes the aftermath of the Paddington Rail crash (Railtrack Plc Press Office), the Alder Hey child organ retention scandal (University of Liverpool) and other recent high profile political stories.

Kevin’s experience includes many years operating at the highest levels of UK and EU Government and Civil Service. In 2005, a campaign for which Kevin devised the strategy and action plan culminated in new legislation as part of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act and was described by a senior UK Civil Servant as “one of the most effective campaigns I have ever seen.”

Mr. Joel Evans
Joel Evans has twenty-five years of experience in institutional strategy, development program design, major gifts and planned giving, special campaign readiness and leadership coaching. He currently serves as Capital Campaign Director at St. Anthony Foundation in San Francisco.For three years, Joel was Vice President of Brakeley Briscoe, Inc. a fundraising firm based in Northern California. Joel worked with clients to position and mount capital campaigns, structure and write cases, recruit and train leadership, assess and structure development programs and more. His clients included the American Red Cross Bay Area, Childrens Discovery Museum San Jose, Congregation Sherith Israel, Helen Keller International, KQED Public Broadcasting, Pacific Graduate School of Psychiatry and Sonoma Country Day School. He also conducted an assessment of the alumni program for Dominican University of California.
Earlier in his career, Joel served in various roles at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts and the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts. As an educator and trainer, Joel is a regular lecturer at professional conferences and seminars. His volunteer activities have included serving on the board of directors of the Yale Club of Boston and singing for twenty-five years with the chorus of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Prof. Martin Green OBE
Martin Green is Chief Executive of the English Community Care Association, the largest representative body for community care in England, and Visiting Professor in social care at Buckinghamshire New University. Martin has had an extensive career in NGO development, both in the UK and internationally and he is a Trustee of the International Longevity Centre and the National AIDS Trust.In 2006 he became a Member of The Secretary of State for Health’s Stakeholder Board and a Member of The Ministerial Strategy Group on Social Care and has very recently been appointed to the Board of the new National Institute for Social Care Research.

Prior to his appointment at ECCA he was Chief Executive of five British charities, Coordinator of the Coalition for Quality in Care and a Trustee of Age Concern England. In 2005 he was awarded a Fellowship of the Institute of Public Sector Management and in 2006 a Fellowship of the Institute of Association Management. Martin writes extensively on care-issues and is on the Editorial Board of Community Care Market News.

Mr. Paul Meadows
Paul Meadows is a commercial lawyer who has worked in industry for most of his career, following his training in the City of London. Currently, he is head of the legal department for the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, focusing on law, risk, and compliance. Previously, he led Coca-Cola Enterprises’ GB Legal Department for eight years followed by two years as head of the Corporate Affairs function. Paul has served on the board of trustees of the Terrence Higgins Trust (including four years as Chair) and Stonewall. He is currently a trustee of The Albert Kennedy Trust.