Laura King acts as chair for the charity, drawing from years of experience in fundraising.
Laura is mother to Harry (19), Holly (23) and lives in Walton on Thames. She has spent many years fundraising for St. David’s Care in the Community and Carers Trust, organising a number of charity dinners, auctions & challenges including Bungee Jumping, Sky Diving, Base Camp Mount Everest and climbing Kilimanjaro. Laura started her own business, “Kings Fine Food”, in 2004. She enjoys gardening and spending time with her family.
Holly is the Sales Manager for King’s Fine Food. After completing a course in business at college, Holly joined King’s Fine Food in 2014 and quickly found her forté in sales. She is often found conducting caviar tastings for chefs, hoteliers and private customers. She has become an invaluable asset to King’s Fine Food as well as building her own reputation as the Caviar Princess. She enjoys keeping fit, paragliding and spending time with her family. In 2016 Holly ran the Virgin London Marathon for the Carers Trust.
Ronan is Executive Vice President and Group President of Verizon Wireless, with responsibility for leading and growing the operations of America’s most reliable wireless network, which generated nearly $92 billion in 2015 revenue. Dunne is responsible for all aspects of Verizon Wireless’ operations, including marketing operations, wireless operations, network operations, customer care and digital operations. Dunne was Chief Executive Officer of Telefónica UK (O2) for 8 years.
Timothy is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at St. George’s Hospital and is the clinical lead for neuro-oncology. He has a specialist interest in surgery for brain tumours, especially low-grade gliomas and the use of advanced imaging.
Amongst his many qualifications, he qualified from Imperial College London with a First Class Honours BSc in 2000 before earning MBBS in 2002. He spent three years as the Rupert Johnson Fellow in Neurosurgery at St. George’s, and earned a PhD from the University of London in 2013 into the role of advanced magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of brain tumours.
Bill worked as a chef for 10 years before co-founding the food and drink magazine Eat Soup in 1995. He then became Restaurant Critic of the Daily Telegraph and now writes the ‘Gannet’ restaurant column in the Financial Times.
He has featured frequently on television and radio, appearing as a judge on The Great British Menu, on Radio 4’s The Food Programme, and on Today. He lives in West London, surrounded by cookbooks. Bill never skips lunch.
Born in Edinburgh into a large fishing family, Bruce’s love of food began from an early age. He worked at Marks & Spencer as a Store Manager, Buyer and Product Developer prior to moving to SuperQuinn in Ireland, where he became Head of Product Development. He then spent six years as the Food and Restaurants Director at Harrods.
Bruce now holds the highly regarded position of Food and Restaurants Director at Selfridges. A lifelong lover of the theatre, Bruce is on the fundraising committee of The National Theatre, advising and consulting on The Bright Young Things and Fast Forward bi-annual fundraising events.
Andrew is a Solicitor and Partner at the media and entertainment firm Clintons. He has over forty years of experience as a litigator and is recognised by major professional legal guides and his practice has developed to encompass clients from across the entertainment.
Andrew has a track record of involvement in landmark litigation. He represented Sony in the litigation brought unsuccessfully by George Michael. In the last decade, Andrew has litigated for the recording and format rights to the ‘Pop Idol’ series and worldwide enforcement of common law and registered trademarks. He is married with two grown-up daughters.
Gill was born in Exmouth, Devon and moved to London in her early twenties where she juggled her career, raising a family and running a small business.
Through supporting her son’s enterprise, Gill has become very involved with the Weybridge Town Business Group, organising regular events, particularly artisan markets focused around community and charity involvement. Gill lost her brother, also a chef, aged 39 to a brain tumour and is therefore delighted to help and support the John King Brain Tumour Foundation.
Anne spent over 30 years in Financial Services, latterly as International Director at Tesco Bank; the JV between the Royal Bank of Scotland and Tesco. Anne is a Non-exec for Bonhill Group plc, a leading B2B media, insight and networking company for Financial Services and Governance communities.
Born in Malta and moving extensively with parents in the Royal Air Force and work; home is now London, where Anne is an active member of the City of London Livery community. In 2016 Anne joined Laura King in climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for the Carers Trust and looks forward to many more adventures in support of the Foundation.
Wendy has worked for Marks and Spencer for over 30 years in a variety of roles in Foods, Clothing and Home, Finance and M&S.com business units. Her recent roles have been as a retail change and implementation specialist with over 10 years’ experience of delivering complex transformational change.
Wendy lives in Hayes, Kent with her husband Jurgen and sons Jack and Tom. She actively supports charity events, the last one being the Dimbleby Cancer Centre in Guys Hospital. Through M&S she has also volunteered for The Brain Tumour Centre using skills she has developed in her career to support the charity and organise fundraising events.
Wendy is delighted to become a Trustee of the John King Brain Tumour Foundation to formalise her support and allow her to get more involved on a long term basis.