Our Trustees

Currently we have nine Trustees who form a Board of Trustees to undertake the day-to-day management of the Association. The Board elects a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer from among its number. The Trustees are:

Joanne Daswani

Joanne Daswani


Elected as Trustee and Chair in 2015. Pinn Piper Editor

Joanne’s professional career spans three decades in education and industry as a teacher, executive leader and, in recent years, an Ofsted Inspector. An experienced strategic thinker, she has successfully designed and implemented various policies and systems to help organisations build capacity and deliver lasting improvements. She is also a mentor with a national charity that supports professionals from minority backgrounds new to leadership. Soon after being co-opted onto the PMCPA’s Management Committee in 2014, Joanne initiated and convened a meeting between Harrow MPs and members of both the Harrow CCG and Harrow Patient Partnership Network (HPPN) to address the issue of years of state underfunding for public health provision in Harrow. This meeting helped pave the way for a £15m increase to Harrow’s annual health budget.
Joanne is currently editor of the Pinn Piper and is also closely involved in developing and implementing the HPPN’s 3-year strategic plan. As Chair of the PMCPA, she is particularly keen to ensure more active participation of patients in improving and maintaining their health and well-being.

    James Kincaid

    Vice Chair

    Founder Member of Pinn Patients’ Association in 2001

    James founded the PMCPA in 2001 supported by a small group of other volunteers and served as its Chairman from then until 2006. He has been Health spokesman for The Pinner Association (PA) since 1977. During his tenure as its Chair, he lobbied Members to support the relocation of the PMC to its current site.  Without the PA’s steadfast support of the PMC’s planning permission for the new buildings, the Pinn may well have been unable to offer its wide range of modern-day facilities. James also represents the Pinner Association in his capacity as Vice Chairman of Community Voice (CV), an umbrella body that monitors NHS activity across North-West London (Ealing, Harrow and Hillingdon) and South-West Hertfordshire. As a Trustee of the PMCPA, James currently serves as Vice Chair and has lead responsibility for its Education sub-Committee.

      George Bardwell


      Elected as Trustee and Secretary in 2016

      George moved to Pinner with his wife and four children in the mid-seventies and has always been an enthusiastic supporter of the NHS in general and the Pinn Medical Centre in particular. Much of his working life was spent in the civil service in the Department of Health, where he worked on NHS funding; on professional matters and pay for physiotherapists, radiographers and other health professionals; and on health policy for elderly people. On leaving the civil service he pursued a second career in management consultancy in the reform of public administration – the great majority of which was spent in Eastern Europe and in developing countries in Africa. As well as being Secretary of the PMCPA, George takes the lead on its Membership and Communications Committee.

        Phillip Snell


        Elected as Trustee and Treasurer in 2016

        Phillip has had a long career in education and was a head for almost twenty years including a range of additional responsibilities as an Assessor and tutor for NPQH, a member of the London Recognition Panel for Investors in People, a graduate of Common Purpose, a member of LB Brent Education Committee and a Governor and now Hon. Fellow of the University of Westminster. His varied interests included membership of Central Middlesex Relate, Council and National Executive member of the Secondary Heads Association and Chairman of the British Association for Local History. Local involvement included membership of the Parochial Church Council of St. John the Baptist (Pinner) and he is currently a member of the Management Board of the West House and William Heath Robinson Museum Trust. He is particularly interested in the systems used for transferring patient records between hospitals and the PMC and how these can be best coordinated.

          Sheila Cole


          Founder Member of Pinn Patients’ Association in 2001

          Sheila Cole first joined the Pinn Medical Centre in 1961 when she moved to North Harrow from Suffolk, via ten years in London, after meeting Colin who lived in Pinner. She married in 1959 and they were together until November 2012 when he sadly died. She has three children and five grandchildren – and after retiring she became involved with several different voluntary organisations and has been a member of the PMCPA since 2001. She started by helping the surgery as a volunteer driver and in 2009 she began co-ordinating the transport for all those unable to get to hospital or the surgery appointments, shopping and visiting and also for 15 years has organised the distribution of the Pinn Piper.

          Sheila spends much time liaising with drivers and patients on a daily basis but she is also involved in other local organisations – she is Secretary of the Pinner Local History Society and also organises the distribution of their Newsletter three times a year. She joined the Harrow Talking Newspaper in 1999 and is in charge of their admin and reads for their magazine. She has been a member of the Ladies Probus Club of Pinner for a number of years – was in the Chair for 3 ½ years and now visits members who are unable to attend meetings and those who are celebrating various anniversaries. She enjoys being a member of the local National Trust, the Harrow Fine Arts Society, the Tonic choir and attending all the Pinner Players productions plus numerous visits to London to art exhibitions. Dealing with people is very important to her and she feels very lucky to still be healthy enough to continue with all her commitments to family, friends and local activities and thinks being so active is what keeps her going.

            Yvonne Haines


            Elected as Trustee in 2016

            Yvonne has been a patient of the Pinn Medical Centre for some 40 years and involved with the Patients’ Association as both a volunteer driver and deliverer of the Pinn Piper. Her professional life has been primarily in education as a Teacher and English Examiner. Although no longer working in a school she continues to work as a tutor and advises parents on educational matters. Since 2001 she has served as a Magistrate, sitting as Chair in the Adult, and Youth Courts. She has an additional role as a Lay Member, (representing the views of patients) on an NHS panel which considers requests for individual funding for treatments not normally provided by the NHS. This has given her a clear insight into such aspects as the Decision Making Framework and Ethical Framework of the NHS. She a particular interest in the difficulties of parents of disabled children.

              Nicky Heskin


              Elected as Trustee in 2016

              Nicky is a veteran marketeer with over thirty years experience in the entertainment industry spanning music, computer games, video and latterly the lm sector where she is currently Head of Creative Servicing at an international lm distribution company. Her strengths include post-production, production and process planning, communication and marketing.  She is a long-time resident of Pinner, a mother of two teenage children and has previous charity experience over the course of ten years, latterly as the Chair of the Parent Teacher Association at a Harrow primary school. This particular role focussed heavily on fund raising for the school whilst bringing the school and wider community together. She hopes to bring her marketing and communication skills to the PMCPA, particularly in the areas of fundraising, recruiting new members to the association and patient engagement.

                Jagdish Kapur


                Elected as Trustee in 2015

                Jagdish brings a breadth of experience to the PMCPA.  He has a background in IT and has taken a lead in building the PMCPA website. Jagdish assists in the management of the web site and members database which is used for communicating to members.  Jagdish feels strongly that the PPA and its activities should be accessible to all and that patients should be able to express their views about the care and services they receive.  Jagdish has also worked in the NHS, delivering transformational programmes that have led to improvement in services at a PCT and an Acute Hospital.  He is keen to improve and maintain services that meet the diverse needs of the community.   Jagdish enjoys travelling and theatre.

                  Brian Yim Lim


                  Elected as Trustee in 2015

                  Brian is a BCS-certified business analyst with a PhD in malaria research. He's a familiar face to our Association, having previously co-edited the Pinn Piper with Lis Warren. Brian re-connected with us in 2014 through an employee-volunteering scheme at the Wellcome Trust, where he works in grant funding. He worked with us to establish our members' database and launch our new website, before being elected to the Board of Trustees in 2015. Brian has an ongoing responsibility for the management, development and maintenance of our IT infrastructure, and is a member of our Communications subcommittee.

                    Code of Conduct

                    Our Trustees have each signed a Code of Conduct form setting out the way in which they are expected to carry out their responsibilities.

                    Recruitment and Selection Policy

                    Our Constitution provides for various ways in which Trustees can be nominated to sit on the Board of Trustees, following election at a General Meeting. When the Board decides that it would be appropriate to hold a recruitment and selection exercise to identify suitable Trustees it will adopt the following Recruitment and Selection Policy – which is itself derived from the Constitution.

                    Job Descriptions

                    A Job Description for each of the Officers, and the Trustees is included below: