JEREMY MILLS, CHAIR

Jeremy Mills is former MD of Lion Television and chair of Bob & Co, Woodcut Media and Spark TV. He is the executive producer behind award-winning television series including Great Ormond Street, Children’s Hospital and Castaway. He became involved in COSMIC in 1996 when the St Mary’s PICU team saved his daughter Katy’s life when she contracted meningococcal septicaemia.

ANGELA BIRKIN, VICE CHAIR

Angela has been a Trustee, and latterly Chair, of one of COSMIC’s legacy charities (The Winnicott Foundation) since 2013 after her son was cared for by the Neonatal Unit at Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital. When The Winnicott Foundation and COSMIC merged in January 2020, she joined the COSMIC Board as Vice-Chair.

Prior to having children, Angela was a Director of EY’s Management Consultancy practice, specialising in advising the Wealth & Asset Management industry. During her career Angela provided pro-bono advice to leading industry charities such as ARK (Absolute Return for Kids) and PEF (the Private Equity Foundation). In addition, she served on the Ethics Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (“ICAS”) from 2009 until 2013.

PAUL DOYLE, OBE

Paul is currently the Deputy Director of Transformation of Imperial College NHS Trust, responsible for the Trust’s Specialty Review Programme and supporting the Trust’s redevelopment plans. Prior to this, Paul was a Deputy CFO of the Trust responsible for Strategic Finance. Paul joined Imperial in 2016.

Before joining the Trust he spent 15 years in the Civil Service, primarily in HM Treasury, in a number of roles including Deputy Director for Health, and leading the Treasury and Government’s analytical work to make the case for Scotland remaining part of the UK in the run up to the 2014 referendum. Paul was awarded an OBE for services to economic analysis and policy making in the 2015 Queens Birthday Honours.

BEVERLY HABIBI, PRESIDENT

Beverly Habibi was the founder of COSMIC, and along with DR Parviz Habibi. Beverley ran the charity for many years and was responsible for developing the charity to support the unit as it grew from one bed to an 8-bed intensive care unit. Beverley managed the charity to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds and support a huge number of families.

PROFESSOR PARVIZ HABIBI PHD FRCP FRCPCH

Dr Parviz Habibi is a Reader in Paediatric Intensive Care and Respiratory Medicine at Imperial College London and St Mary’s NHS Trust London. He founded the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at St Mary’s Hospital in 1992 and was one of the pioneers of the Mobile Intensive Care Service for London.

JOSH LAWRENCE, TREASURER

Josh is the CEO of Global Holdings Management Group (UK), an investment/development advisor covering London and Amsterdam for Global Holdings Group and has been involved with COSMIC since his son was successfully treated for pneumonia as an infant.

Josh holds a BA from Brown University (Honors, magna cum laude), a JD from Northwestern University (Order of the Coif), and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.

DR TOM LISSAUER MB BCHIR FRCP FRCPCH

Tom Lissauer is a specialist in neonatal medicine; he is Lead Neonatal Clinician for Clinical Governance and the Maternity Risk Management Board.

DR SIMON NADEL FRCP – CLINICAL LEAD PICU

Simon Nadel is an Executive Board Member and Clinical Director, Paediatrics, at St Mary’s Hospital, London, where he has been a consultant since 1994. He is currently the clinical lead on the PICU. Prior to this, he was Research Fellow on the PICU for three years. Apart from his clinical work, he has a major research interest in the causes of serious infections in children and has been involved in the design and implementation of all the major clinical trials in children with septic shock.

LIDIA TYSZCZUK

Lidia is the clinical lead for the North West London Neonatal ODN. Lidia has been a consultant neonatologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust since 2003 and currently works both at Queen Charlottes and Chelsea Hospital and St Mary’s Hospital. She has an interest in medical education particularly through the use of simulation and is a course director for the Resuscitation Council (UK) Newborn Life Support and Advanced Resuscitation of the Newborn Infant courses. Lidia is committed to improving the quality of care provided for babies and their families.

SARA WAN

Sara is an award-winning film and TV professional and business entrepreneur.

With 25 years of experience designing and decorating the sets of productions including Bridget Jones’ Baby, Me Before You and The World’s End, Sara has received two British Designers Guild Awards and in 2005 won a Primetime Emmy for her work on the BBC’s The Lost Prince. Sara has founded two successful companies that support the world class screen industries in the UK. She is currently the Chief Executive of one of the largest prop hire groups in Europe, The Classic Prop Hire Company. As the mum of premature twin boys, Sara was previously a trustee of the Winnicott Foundation, organising three fundraising balls, and is delighted to have re-joined the board of Cosmic.

LADY ELEANOR SHAWCROSS WOLFSON

Eleanor is a public policy specialist who has spent most of her career in Whitehall. Most recently she was Chief Staff to the Secretary of State at the Department of Work and Pensions. Prior to that Eleanor worked at the Treasury, as Special Adviser and the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Chancellor of the Exchequer.  Eleanor started her career as a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group, and since leaving Westminster has undertaken consulting projects for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford. She was previously trustee of BookTrust, the UK’s largest children’s reading charity, and the Winnicott Foundation, which supported the neonatal units of Imperial Trust. She has two children.