Trustees of National Museums Liverpool
Prof Phil Redmond CBE (Chairman)
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Prof Phil Redmond CBE is probably best known as the creator of three of Britain's longest-running drama programmes: Grange Hill, Brookside and Hollyoaks. He has also written extensively for radio, television and stage and is currently a regular columnist for the Liverpool Daily Post.
Phil was awarded the honorary chair of media at Liverpool John Moores University in 1989. Since 1993 he has also been a fellow as well as founding and chairing the International Centre for Digital Content (ICDC), also based at LJMU.
Phil was a founder member of the first regional branch of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in Manchester and in 1996 was elected as fellow of Royal Society of Arts. He was awarded a CBE for services to drama in June 2004.
Phil served on Liverpool's Capital of Culture Board from November 2006, eventually as deputy chair, and also as creative director from September 2007. In 2011 he became the Chair of the Institute for Cultural Capital, a joint venture between Liverpool John Moores and the University of Liverpool and is also Chair of UK City of Culture Independent Advisory Panel. Both he and his wife, Alexis, have long-standing links with and are major benefactors of National Museums Liverpool.
Carmel is a partner at Calderstones Consulting specialising in providing financial and management consultancy advice to corporate and public sector clients. With a focus on infrastructure, transport and regeneration projects, Carmel advises on funding, project viability, business planning, special purpose vehicles, due diligence, investment integration and investment strategy. She has advised on many high profile projects including the 2012 London Olympics, sports stadia and arenas, race courses, and transport schemes.
Carmel is a chartered accountant and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales with audit consultancy and commercial transaction services experience at Deloitte and KPMG.
Carmel lives in South Liverpool with her husband, Iain, and two children, who are all regular visitors to the area’s museums and galleries.
Laura has had a long and successful career in City law as a partner in Slaughter and May. She has held leadership roles in the City, in business and in public service. Currently she is a non-executive director of NW-based businesses The Co-operative Bank plc, charged with leading its values & ethics work, and of Park Group plc. She is also a Commissioner of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Clive is a Board member of the Environment Agency and a member of the Competition Appeal Tribunal. He is also a non-executive director of Perceptive Engineering Ltd, National Grid Gas plc and National Grid Electricity Transmission plc; and a trustee of the Lancashire Wildlife Trust.
Clive has spent all of his career working in the North West of England, first for ICI in Runcorn, then for Deloitte in Manchester and finally for United Utilities in Warrington. His roles at United Utilities included being Group Financial Controller, Group Strategic Planning Director, and a Managing Director of the regulated water business. Clive’s former roles include being a Board member of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Northwest Regional Development Agency, and the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation. He is also a former chair of the CBI for the north west of England.
Clive has a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, a doctorate in operational research from Birmingham University and is a qualified accountant. He is married and lives near Preston.
Andy McCluskey is a founder member, lead singer and songwriter in the successful musical group Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. He has achieved 60 global gold and platinum album and single awards and has three Ivor Novello Award nominations. The group's music has been featured on several major film soundtrack recordings including Pretty in Pink and Waltz with Bashir.
Andy has performed with The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in Liverpool and at the Liverpool Night as part of the 2010 Shanghai Expo. OMD continue to play live at major global music festivals and concerts, recently headlining the UK/Mexican Dual Year festival in Guadalajara. His song Enola Gay was selected to feature in the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics. In February 2015 the band performed at the Dresden Peace Prize awards on the 70th anniversary of the bombing of that city where Andy delivered a speech outlining how music had helped to heal the wounds of history and build bonds of tolerance and understanding.
Andy is a frequent contributor to, and reviewer for, BBC Radio 4 Front Row Programme and regular interviewee and commentator for television documentaries, books, and radio programmes on musical history and culture.
Philip is a leading figure within the North West investment community. He is an owner director of Dow Schofield Watts, a prominent corporate finance advisory business in the North of England.
For over 15 years Philip has provided specialist corporate finance advice to growing businesses across a broad range of clients and sectors. He has advised both private and public organisations on an array of transactions including significant fundraisings, corporate mergers and acquisitions together with the delivery of key strategic guidance; this extends to the management and development of investments held under an associated private equity fund, PHD Equity Partners.
Philip is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) having trained and qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG in Liverpool. He worked across KPMG’s Liverpool and Manchester offices for 10 years prior to joining Dow Schofield Watts. He is also a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.
Philip has been based in Liverpool since 1990 when he came to study at John Moores University. He now lives in the Woolton area of Liverpool with his wife and three young children.
Dr Nicola Thorp
Nicola was appointed as consultant in clinical oncology at the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in 2001 and Associate Medical Director in 2010. She specialises in breast cancer and paediatric radiotherapy with research interests in breast radiotherapy and paediatric brain tumours.
Nicola was the national chair of the Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG) Radiotherapy Group to 2013 and appointed to the executive of the CCLG in 2013. She is currently chair of the CCLG Brain Tumour Group. She is a member of the National Proton Panel and sits on the Faculty of the Royal College of Radiologists.
She was a member of the board of governors of the Belvedere Junior School between 2008 and 2010, holding the post of acting chair in the latter part of this period. Nicola now lives in Oxton with her husband and three children.
Declaration of interests