The Trustees of BRACE are responsible for the good governance and strategic direction of the charity.  

They ensure that everything done in the name of BRACE is within the guidelines it has set itself and those imposed by the Charity Commission.

With this in mind, the Trustees have equipped the Board with wide experience in financial and legal matters, as well as business acumen and knowledge of medical science.

The day to day management of the charity is the responsibility of the Chief Executive and other staff, and they are the first point of contact for all enquiries. Please see below to identify the member of staff best placed to deal with your enquiry.

The Scientific Advisory Committee is an independent committee of scientists which recommends to the Trustees which applications should be supported, subject to the availability of funds.

Our President, Patrons and Ambassadors are committed to helping BRACE achieve its aims in terms of raising awareness of the work BRACE does and to help BRACE in whatever way they can.

Honorary President

Susan Marshfield MBE

Patrons

The Rt Hon Lord Mayor of Bristol l The Rt Rev the Lord Bishop of Bristol

Ambassadors

Beth Britton l Stephanie Cole OBE l Jonathan Dimbleby l Callum Gathercole l Julia Hwang l Sir Martyn Lewis CBE l Geoff Twentyman

Trustees

Alan Parsons (Chairman) Robin Battersby l Jane Dare l Dr Richard Hardie l Roger James l Professor Stephen Lisney l Peter McIlwraith l Dr Mark Norman l Sylvia Perry l Dr Richard Varcoe l Moger Woolley

Scientific Advisory Committee

See How grants are approved for a full list of SAC members

Staff

Mark Poarch

Mark Poarch - Chief Executive

 Amanda Cole

Amanda Cole - Head of Fundraising

Heather Baxter

Heather Baxter - Finance Officer

Henry Lowe - Administrative Officer

Lynda Checkley

Lynda Checkley - Administrative Officer (P/T)

Jeanne Clements - Administrative Officer (P/T)