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. 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. Lucy Wilsher - Operations and Project Manager Joining in August 2021, Lucy moved back into the charity sector following a career in managing libraries - working with communities to develop literacy and digital skills and delivering projects across Northamptonshire. Prior to this Lucy worked at the RNIB in the Volunteering Team, and as part of the management team within the heritage, culture and leisure sector of a local council managing everything from a bustling city centre library to a 14th Century Medieval Tower. Alongside her role at Haemochromatosis UK, Lucy is currently undertaking her Therapeutic Counselling Diploma, and is a Bereavement Support Volunteer with Cruse Bereavement Care. Lucy was a Listening Volunteer and Deputy Director of Training and Caller Support at Peterborough Samaritans for five years, during which time she trained over 50 new Listening Volunteers for the charity. Diogo Gomes - Advanced Nurse Practitioner: Information & Advisory Diogo joined Haemochromatosis UK in September 2021. He qualified as Registered Adult Nurse in Portugal in 2013. He then moved to UK where he gained experience in different settings, ranging from primary and secondary care. His career evolved over the years with professional achievements in different roles within nursing, including Deputy Charge Nurse within an NHS Trust. This lead him to undertake a Postgraduate in Advanced Practice and he has been working as Advanced Nurse Practitioner in acute medicine since 2019, giving him a broader experience and knowledge of different health conditions. Within this role he facilitated the care between community and acute care, contributing actively for the provision of care at home enhancing the patient’s experience and wellbeing.