HRH The Duchess of Gloucester - Patron
Stephen Latner BSc (Hons) - Chair of Trustees
Stephen had a successful career in investment banking, specialising in corporate finance. He joined S.G.Warburg in 1973, becoming Deputy Chairman in 1993 and later UK Country Head and Managing Director of SBC Warburg Dillon Read. He retired from the City in 2000.
He joined the Bobath Council in 1999 and became Chair of Trustees in 2002.
Michael Stalbow B.Com FCA - Treasurer
Mike is a retired chartered accountant and was previously financial director of a major international logistics group. He joined the Bobath Council in 2003 and became Honorary Treasurer the following year.
Ida Bromley MBE FCSP - Deputy Chair
Brom is a former chair of Council of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and has been described as the doyenne of spinal injuries rehabilitation. Her specialty is neurology and worked with Ludwig Guttman, (the neurologist who set up the spinal injuries unit at Stoke Mandeville) until 1977. She became interested in the Bobath Centre after attending lectures by Berta Bobath who later “kindly saw some patients of mine without charge and then asked me to join the Council!” She is an active trustee for both the children’s and adult centres.
She is author of Tetraplegia and Paraplegia – A Guide for Physiotherapists (now in its 6th revised edition), which has become a standard textbook for physiotherapists.
Judith Meek MBBS MRCPch PhD MSc MA Hons (Cantab) - Trustee
Judith is a consultant neonatologist at University College London Hospitals Trust.
Following her postgraduate study in physics, she qualified as a doctor and combines these skills in the perinatal brain protection group at UCLH, studying mechanisms of brain damage in newborn babies. Judith lectures on many of the Bobath Centre courses for therapists and other health care professionals.
Helena Johnson FCSP SFHEA EdD BSc Hons Grad Dip Phys - Trustee
Helena is a Fellow, Vice President and former Chair of Council of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. She has over 15 years experience of pre- and post-qualifying physiotherapy education, retiring from her full-time role as Head of Physiotherapy & Health Studies, including Physiotherapy Lead for Strategic Development, in October 2013. She is now a visiting lecturer at York St John University.
Helena has over 23 years experience as a clinical physiotherapist in the NHS, specialising in paediatrics and young people with physical disability. Helena’s research interests focused on continuing professional development, and she has presented her research at national and international physiotherapy and medical conferences.
Helena became a trustee of the Bobath Children’s Centre in December 2013.
Jane Turvill - Trustee
Jane became a trustee of the Bobath Centre after her daughter Caroline had been treated at the Centre for 21 years. When Jane was approached to join the board she was keen to serve, fully appreciating the benefits that children and parents receive from the specialised treatment the Centre provides. Jane’s professional background was in the field of social work with children, playgroups and portage. She was also on the Working Party of Parents that fought for ‘Statements of Special Educational Needs’ which establish a child’s right to mainstream education and therapy treatments.
Stuart Soloway - Trustee
Stuart’s marketing career spanned many sectors of the multiple retail market including food, fashion, entertainment and the leisure sector. His son, Benjamin, lives with cerebral palsy so he has a keen interest in the disability.
Peter Cooke - Trustee
Peter is a retired solicitor who specialised in Employment law. He serves as legal adviser to the trustees. He became involved with the Centre after his youngest daughter was treated following a stroke.