Meet our Board

Meet our Board 2019-06-21T13:16:05+00:00

Brainfartz is a company limited by guarantee and is managed by a board of directors and trustees. The board is governed by a memorandum and articles of association. They are accountable for the policy, solvency and continuing effectiveness of the charity and they are responsible for the overall values of Brainfartz.

All team members represent Brainfartz on an unpaid and voluntary capacity.

Helen Tiplady
Helen TipladyChair
Helen is passionate about empowering and inspiring those affected by ABI to lead active, independent and fulfilling lives. Since 2007, she and her family have had firsthand experience of the long term side effects that those affected by an ABI have to deal with on a daily basis. Helen has gained her knowledge and skills in a variety of environments, from working as a voluntary youth worker for twenty three years to training, supporting and liaising with a cross sector of organisations and professionals.
James Drydale
James DrydaleSecretary
James is a solicitor specialising in medical law. He works with many clients with an Acquired Brain Injury. This fostered his interest in helping people with ABI, addressing the practicalities of daily living and seeking to achieve fulfilment in life. He lives and works in Yorkshire and when he is not in the office he tries to be outdoors as much as possible with his two young sons.
Mark Fox
Mark FoxTreasurer
Mark has worked in accountancy for twenty eight years, working with a diverse range of businesses and charities. He qualified as a certified accountant in 1995 and became a partner in a small practice in 2000.
Alastair Pickering
Alastair PickeringBoard member
Alastair is a fully trained Emergency Medicine Consultant who undertakes clinical shifts in Hull but spends most of his working time as a Clinical Systems Developer with the NHS Pathways team in the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). Alastair’s interest in acquired brain injury started when completing his Doctorate in Hull that was focused on the outcomes following head injury in children and adolescents presenting to the emergency department. This work identified a larger than anticipated cohort of patients with persistent problems following head injury that had limited resources to support them in the community.
Ann Morgan
Ann MorganBoard member
Nick Gray
Nick GrayBoard member
Ian Timmins
Ian TimminsBoard member