Katie founded the Katie Piper Foundation in December 2009 following her experience as a patient. She works closely with the charity’s staff and volunteers and is also a mentor to many burns survivors.
Outside of her work with the Foundation, Katie continues to work with Channel 4 and is a best-selling author.
Prof. Kayvan Shokrollahi is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the Merseyside Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery. His main interests are in burns, lasers and general plastic surgery and is Chair of the Northern Burn Care Network. He was awarded a Hunterian Professorship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2007 and has been widely published in the scientific literature arena. He was instrumental in setting up the UK national interface laser fellowship programme. Outside of medicine he is a pianist-composer and exhibits his artwork.
Jackie is a senior business professional with broad experience in IT across a number of UK and American companies. Her last role as European IT Director involved managing complex multinational teams across Europe and the Indian subcontinent. She has a particular expertise in setting and aligning IT strategy and applies these skills to help develop The Katie Piper Foundation. She is also a Trustee of Mediation North Surrey.
Nicki is a marketing professional and media agency Chief Executive. She is a member of the Marketing Society, the Chartered Institute of Marketing, FIPP and the PPA.
A traditionally trained marketer and having begun her career at Procter & Gamble where she served in both the sales and marketing functions for six years, Nicola moved into publishing, and latterly founded The River Group, aged 29, a content marketing agency specialising in print and digital content, in 1994.
Tim worked as an NHS GP and Medical Director for more than 20 years and is now part of the UK Customer Medical Director team at Bupa, responsible for ensuring that the company only funds evidence-based treatment. He has a long track record of successful service redesign and commissioning – and is looking forward to applying these skills as the Foundation moves care for burns survivors to new levels of excellence. Tim is also a Trustee of the Hospital of Sir John Hawkins, Chatham.
Kim is a senior HR professional with extensive knowledge and experience in the European and International HR arenas. She is currently Vice President at Datto. She Specialises in mergers and acquisitions and new country development. Kim applies her vast scope of knowledge to support The Katie Piper Foundation’s team recruitment, growth and development.
Simon has enjoyed a long and successful career in Central Government, including senior roles in the Inland Revenue, Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs and a lengthly secondment to the Citizens Advice Bureaux. As well as UK tax and its administration, his experience and areas of expertise also cover complaints handling & redress, high level issues of Governance and how the voluntary sector and Government work together.
Simon is a qualified Surveyor with many years’ experience in the property industry. He heads up the Property Development and Investment Portfolio for Scarborough Group International Limited, throughout the UK. Simon is a Director of Sheffield United Football Club where he has been instrumental in raising club sponsorship and he sits on the Football Executive Board.
As a keen charity supporter, Simon has partaken in numerous marathons to raise money.
Simon Cowell is an A&R executive, producer and star of the highest rated television shows in the world.
Simon has been patron of the Katie Piper Foundation since the charity was set up in 2010, and he is delighted to help raise funds and awareness of the work that Katie and the Foundation does to improve the lives of people living with burns and scars.
All our successes are thanks to, in addition to our current team, all the volunteers, Trustees and staff members of the past. Whilst we were establishing the direction of the charity and building our staff team expertise and resource, we have been honoured to have been steered and guided by professional voluntary advisors in areas of camouflage make-up, clinical psychology and scar management.