Trustees

Anne Powell-Evans
Trustee and Acting-Chair

Anne Powell-Evans has worked extensively with Children and Families in her career. She is very involved with local events in her home area and would describe herself as a “Grass Roots” person. She enjoys putting on fundraising events in her home and garden.

Sarah Bishop
Trustee

Sarah grew up in Cornwall but has lived in the area for nearly 20 years. She studied French at London University (Goldsmiths College) and has worked in various sales and account management roles over the years and in a variety of industries – most recently in the B2B Office Solutions industry. She started working for VantagePoint magazine in February 2019, and is committed to help local businesses raise their visibility and discoverability through the magazine.

Sarah has always been involved in all sports – mainly hockey – but now leaves that to her 2 teenage children and has retired from the playing side. Sarah likes to keep active and is a very keen participator and spectator of all sports - especially running and cycling and is a regular parkrun runner.

Sarah actively supports local charities through running any distance up to 10k and has taken part in many local events over the last 25 years. “If by running and keeping active I can support local charities then this is a really positive thing. I hope to be able to bring enthusiasm and energy to my role at Topic of Cancer and continue to further support the brilliant work that is being done.”

Sarah has also set up a golf society through the Connect Surrey networking group and organises very informal and relaxed days throughout the year, where proceeds go to support Topic of Cancer. She will continue these events in 2020 and through her work at VantagePoint magazine will actively look to support Topic of Cancer. “It’s so difficult for the many local charities to gain better visibility in the community and I am delighted to have been asked to help support Topic of Cancer with their work.”

Tony Chant
Trustee

Tony has spent most of his professional career in the pharmaceutical industry, firstly in sales and marketing for a leading US pharmaceutical company before joining the world of advertising with one of the leading independent UK healthcare advertising agencies at that time.

This led to Tony starting up his own healthcare advertising agency in the UK during 2003, which grew to into a pan-european healthcare agency network known as the Eurocom Healthcare Communications Network where, as President he oversaw the development of healthcare marketing campaigns for international pharmaceutical companies in a number of therapeutic categories including oncology.

In need of a break from pharmaceuticals and due to his love of travel, Tony bought in to holiday travel franchise company in 2016 which started as a ‘hobby’ and has since become his passion, combining realising amazing holidays for clients as well the opportunity to travel the world for pleasure rather than business.

Tony and his family have lived in Surrey for nearly 30 years and enjoy the community of the small Surrey villages and participating in local events.

Alan Loryman
Trustee/Treasurer

Alan left school in 1974 and started his first full-time job on his 18th birthday, as a clerical officer in the former Greater London Council. He worked in different finance sections during his time there, primarily housing finance and audit, before joining The London Borough of Tower Hamlets in March 1985, as an executive officer in audit. Alan moved around the authority into more senior finance roles, finishing as an assistant business manager within the Community Services Directorate, where he supported managers working within libraries, arts, recreation, parks and open spaces and community languages. Alan took early retirement in December 2013 after working for a little over 39 years.

In his spare time Alan is a member of the Dorking Camera Club and volunteer at the Oxfam Bookshop in Dorking on one afternoon per week.

Alan and his wife both enjoy the theatre, cinema and enjoying the local countryside, especially now that they have a young puppy to entertain, and travelling.

Since 2011, Alan has been trustee and treasurer for the Dorking and District Preservation Society and was involved in monitoring the costs of rebuilding Dorking Museum.

Professor Hardev Pandha
Trustee

Hardev Pandha is a clinician scientist and medical oncologist who graduated in medicine at the University of Birmingham. He trained in internal medicine and subsequently in medical oncology at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School at Hammersmith Hospital, London. He completed his PhD (Imperial College) in the Imperial Cancer Research Fund labs at the Hammersmith. He was a visiting fellow at Stanford University prior to completing his medical oncology training at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London. He was a senior lecturer in tumour immunology and medical oncology at St Georges, University of London in 2000 before being appointed Prof of Urological Oncology at the University of Surrey in 2006.

Edwin Schofield
Trustee
Ed is a designer & business owner. Ed studied Fine Art at the UCA graduating in 2010. After working for the UK's largest sculpture dealer for five years, in 2015, he founded the design agency Yazaroo with support from the Princes Trust. In 2019 Ed was elected in the local elections to represent Ash Wharf as a Councillor, at the same time founding an online news brand which in 2020 was launched as Hillbers News. He also volunteers for the Prince's Trust running digital marketing workshops in London.

Topic of Cancer is a registered charity in England and Wales, registered no. 1151079.

Patrons:
Nigel Lewis-Baker MBE (Honorary Life President) | Sir Paul Beresford MP | Michael Buerk | Michael Elwyn | Yvonne Hall | Martin O'Donnell | Glyn Powell-Evans | Colin Roy | Alison Steadman OBE
Trustees
Anne Powell-Evans (Acting-Chair) |  | Sarah Bishop | Tony Chant | Alan Loryman (Treasurer) | Prof. Hardev Pandha | Edwin Schofield