Meet our trustees

Every charity in the UK has a board of trustees. Trustees are volunteers who oversee the direction of the charity and ensure the organisation is performing correctly. They delegate the day-to-day running of the Centre to staff members but are legally responsible for our activities – everything from health and safety to finances.

At the Berkshire MS Therapy Centre, we are very fortunate to have a team of eight trustees who bring their skills and knowledge to benefit our MS community.


Our trustee board:


Peter Bowsher – Chairperson

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Mark Farnell – Secretary

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David Coe – Treasurer

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Neil Dawkins

Neil is an active member of the Centre and benefits from our online and in-person exercise classes. Neil is a qualified accountant and has experience in insurance, investment banking and project management. Neil supports our treasurer David with the financial side of the charity. He has recently joined a fundraising committee to help organise our Afternoon Tea fundraiser. Neil lives in Marlow with his wife Claire (who suggested he apply for a trustee role) and has three grown-up children. He is a big lover of sport and 80s music when he exercises!


Ian Langrish

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Dave Robson

Dave has been a trustee since 2002 after his late wife, Angela, was diagnosed with MS in 2000.  He has used his considerable IT and Management skills to support the charity. Dave has been fundamental in updating the charity’s IT capacity and online presence. He has since passed the ‘IT’ baton to fellow trustee Paul but continues to support the charity with his experience. You may also have heard his excellent music at one of the Centre’s fundraising events he has supported. Dave’s greatest delight is his two children and four grandchildren.   


Paul Shambrook

Paul joined the trustee board in 2019. His wife has MS and attends the Centre. He enjoys using his skills to benefit our MS members. Paul has a IT network and infrastructure background and now specializes in IT modernization and cyber security. He leads on our IT needs, offering invaluable support and advice to staff and trustees alike. In 2020, he supported the charity when he got sponsored to grow a mullet (which he has sadly now had cut).


Penny Tillson

Penny joined the trustee board in 2019, ‘just in time for the pandemic’ as she refers to it. Penny's career started in Biochemistry before moving into computing in the 1980s. She uses her considerable experience as a business analyst, project manager and consultant to lead our strategic work, policies and procedures. Penny has MS and uses the Centre. She first experienced MS symptoms in the 1990s when it affected her sight. She loves the outdoors and whilst she has needed to adapt her pursuits due to her MS she is outside as much as possible.