About us Our team Our team Our charity is run day-to-day by our executive team, supported by our wonderful volunteers. Executive Team Neil McClements - Chief Executive Neil joined Haemochromatosis UK as Chief Executive in July 2019, having previously been a trustee of the charity. Following a successful career in software engineering entrepreneurship, he previously led a rare disease charity that supports people affected by adrenal insufficiency, achieving a British Medical Association commendation for an Amazon Top 70 book on Addison's Disease. In 2018, he was awarded the National Patient Safety Learning Award, and was a finalist in the AbbVie Better Health Awards, having launched a project as a volunteer to improve nursing best practice for people affected by haemochromatosis, myeloproliferative disorders and rare cancers. Neil led the charity's team to win the prestigious British Journal of Nursing Nurse of the Year award. He is currently a trustee of the Genetic Alliance, which works to improve the lives of patients and families affected by genetic, rare and undiagnosed conditions. He is a former trustee of the British Liver Trust which works to support people affected by liver disease. Vicki Lunn - Office, Membership & Clinical Trials Administrator Vicki joined Huk in 2020. Her career before HUK has been varied. Vicki gained a degree in Travel and Tourism Management after school and worked for a local Tourism company as the Marketing Officer promoting The Fens as a holiday destination. This was an EU funded project and once this funding finished she went to work in Peterborough helping Businesses to become more environmentally friendly. During working here Vicki enjoyed running training courses and found the calling to work in Education. Vicki had then been teaching for the last 13 years in Primary schools around Spalding. Being a teacher had enabled her to help others grow and fulfil their potential. She feels working for HUK will use her skills and knowledge to help with the successful running of the HUK office which is doing such amazing work to help those suffering with the condition and to promote the charity as a whole. Elizabeth Lang - Social Media Community & Volunteer Manager Elizabeth joined HUK in July 2020 for the last 2 years she has worked as a Community Fundraiser for a Disability Charity in East Sussex. During this time, she organised and delivered a wide range of events, managed multiple supporter communication methods, produced marketing plans, made grant and trust applications and managed volunteers. Prior to this, Elizabeth lived in Australia for 4 years where she worked for The Royal Life Saving Society as Project Manager. She applied for and maintained all State Government funding and identified other fundraising avenues. She also organised large-scale events and managed volunteers. Elizabeth holds several education and training qualifications which helped her to develop multiple education programmes for at-risk communities, including refugees. Elizabeth’s background is in Facility Management where she specialised in health and safety, policies and procedures, risk assessment, inductions and training. Gerri Mortimore - Education Programme Manager Gerri Mortimore is a Registered General Nurse with over 37 years’ experience, spanning both acute medical and surgical nursing within the UK and abroad. This has given her unique perspective which can be applied to various settings. For the last 3 years she has worked in an academic role as a Post Graduate lecturer in Advanced Practice, teaching advanced practice skills to allied health professionals and is a qualified practice teacher and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Prior to this, Gerri worked as the Lead Clinical Nurses Specialist in Hepatology and set up nurse led clinics in alcohol/fatty liver/autoimmune liver disease/viral hepatitis and Haemochromatosis. In addition, she organised surveillance for all cirrhotic liver patients, in line with NICE Guidance and set up a nurse led paracentesis service. She was also actively involved in medical, nursing and allied professional health teaching as well as audit and research. This expert knowledge in liver disease, has enabled Gerri to publish widely in many nursing, prescribing and medical journals. In addition, she has a National profile and has been involved in writing Quality Standards and NICE Guidelines and because of her contribution has been awarded the title of NICE nurse expert advisor. Gerri is now undertaking her PhD.