Our trustees

Nicola Mumford – Chair of Trustees

Nicola Mumford is a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Human Resources Committee at the Royal Bank of Canada Europe Ltd and principal and founder of the jewellery designers Edith & Kiveen.  Formerly London Managing Partner and Director at Wragge, Lawrence Graham & Co (Now Gowling WLG)  she devised and led the firm’s  gender diversity program.  Before taking on gender diversity Nicola’s expertise was as a litigation lawyer dealing with international and high profile cases.

The influential Chambers UK directory noted her ‘… completely uncompromising approach to client care.’  Nicola was the first woman chair of the International Bar Association’s Litigation Committee and Wragge & Co’s first female London Managing Partner.

Nicola’s connection with Pancreatic Cancer Action is as a result of her Father being one of the very few and very lucky survivors of the disease having been diagnosed in 2000 and still going strong!

Mr Neville Menezes – Founding Trustee and Consultant HPB surgeon

Trustee Neville MenezesMr Neville Menezes is a Consultant Pancreatico-biliary Surgeon and is one of the founder members and Trustees of Pancreatic Cancer Action. He is one of the medical advisors on the panel of doctors for ‘ Pancreatic Cancer Action’. He is appointed as the Consultant HPB Surgeon for the Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire Cancer network holding Consultant posts at The Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Guildford and Ashford & St. Peter’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Chertsey Surrey.

His specialist surgical training was in the West of Scotland & The South Thames Deanery. He completed his FRCS from The Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh and thereafter pursued research & specialist training followed by an Intercollegiate FRCS (Gen. Surg.) in 2002.

His Pancreatico-biliary experience and research related to minimally invasive techniques for intractable pancreatic pain was acquired at the Lister Department of Surgery at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary working with Professor CW Imrie and his Hepatobiliary experience was acquired at King’s College Hospital in London. His Laparoscopic Training was at the Minimal Access Therapeutic Training Unit (MATTU) in Guildford.

He strongly believes that any improvement in pancreatic cancer survival will be related to and as a direct consequence of early diagnosis which is also the primary aim of our charity ‘Pancreatic Cancer Action’.

He is a great advocate of on-site cytology during ERCP & EUS diagnostic techniques and offers it to all his patients diagnosed with pancreatic and biliary cancers.

Stephen Krag – Trustee

Stephen Krag is Chief Financial Officer for the European Operations of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), based in London. He is a member of the European Operating Committee and a director of a number of RBC subsidiaries including RBC Europe Ltd and BlueBay Asset Management.

Stephen joined RBC in 2011 and earlier in his career he worked for a number of other financial institutions including NatWest Markets, HBOS and Daiwa Capital Markets in various finance and operational roles.  He is a graduate of Cambridge University and is a qualified chartered accountant.

Stephen was appointed a trustee of Pancreatic Cancer Action on 11th April 2017 and chairs the Finance Committee.

Hugh Goodfellow – Trustee

I lead the Life Sciences team at a leading firm of patent attorneys in London. In that role, I spend much of my time overseeing teams of specialists who assist innovator companies in developing and protecting novel clinical products. These companies range from large and long-established global companies through to smaller European biotech companies. My particular area of current focus includes biologics – in particular, therapeutic antibodies, complex immunological therapies like CAR-T, and stem cells. I received my degree in Biochemistry and DPhil in Molecular Medicine from the University of Oxford. My experience at the bench was spent investigating mechanisms of drug resistance in cancer cells.

Outside of work, I am an adrenaline junkie and spend much of my spare time trying to frighten my family and friends, sometimes also myself.

I became involved as a Trustee at Pancreatic Cancer Action following the death of a close friend from this awful disease. I hope to provide a link between the fund-raising activities of the charity and the process that decides how its funds can be spent most beneficially in line with the charity’s goals.