Our Vice Presidents

Anthony Kilmister OBE

Anthony Kilmister founded Prostate UK in 1994 (then Prostate Research Campaign UK) when he became aware of the lack of research and information available to the public on prostate disease. So he set about creating a charity which focused on improving research into the three prostate diseases and producing patient’s information literature. He became Joint Life President of Prostate Action in 2010 following the merger of Prostate UK and PCRF.

Anthony is President of the Anglican Association and Vice-President of the Prayer Book Society. He was invested with the OBE in 2005.

Lady Bourne

Lady Joy Bourne assisted in setting up the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation in 1991 and in running the biennial Forums with her late husband Sir Clive.

Sir Clive Bourne contracted prostate cancer in 1991 at the age of 49, and decided to investigate every aspect and avenue of the condition available to the layman. It came as a shock for him to learn that there was no organised research on either a national or international level, and convinced that only systematic research could provide solutions, he started the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation (known then as the Prostate Cancer Charitable Trust).

Sir Clive continued to be a driving force in the prostate cancer research field until his death in 2007. Lady Bourne worked alongside Sir Clive, and continued to offer her support first to Prostate Action, and now to Prostate Cancer UK. She is Chairman of the Annual Dinner Committee, and is committed to carrying on the legacy of her late husband in working to combat the disease. 

Professor Roger Kirby

Roger is one of the UK's best known and most experienced prostate surgeons and for more than 20 years, he has been fighting to improve outcomes for men with prostate cancer by supporting our charity in it’s different forms. He has helped the organisation go from strength to strength to the leading voice for men it is today.

Throughout his career he has championed advances in the diagnosis, management and treatment of prostate diseases, including robot-assisted radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer. He has also maintained a strong interest in men's health and patient safety, introducing several initiatives in these fields. Roger has written nearly 70 books and published more than 340 scientific papers. He was chairman of the charity Prostate UK for 13 years and is Secretary of The Urology Foundation. Roger has personally raised over £3 million for these charities through marathon running, mountain climbing, trekking and cycling challenges.

Our active ambassadors

Influential figures one and all, the Prostate Cancer UK Ambassadors come from all corners of industry. Our Ambassadors help us forge new relationships, cement existing ones, and raise awareness of prostate disease across the whole of the UK.

For further details on our Ambassadors scheme, please contact:

James Beeby, Acting Director of Fundraising
Tel: 020 3310 7329

  • David Annand  

    David is currently the Marketing and PR Manager for Zoggs, the leading swim brand in UK Leisure. As a keen sports fan David undertook a 500 mile walk around Football League grounds to support our Football League partnership during 2012/13 to raise awareness and funds. He is currently living with prostate cancer having been diagnosed at the age of 49.

  • Greg Clarke  

    Greg Clarke is Chairman of The Football League. He is helping us deepen our links with the 72 clubs that make up The Football League. Greg is also Chairman of the Met Office and Easynet.

  • Ted Clucas  

    Ted Clucas, a Jersey-based businessman, has been involved in finance and property development/investment for many years. Following his own misdiagnosis of prostate cancer in 1995, Ted started fundraising in 1999 by running a half marathon, personally equalling the annual amount put into prostate cancer research by the Government. He was a trustee of the two charities which went on to merge to form Prostate Action, which in turn merged with Prostate Cancer UK. Ted will be devoting his time and effort to furthering the causes of defeating the disease, promoting awareness, and raising funds.

  • Andrew Harrison  

    Andrew Harrison has worked in the Builders Merchants industry for 34 years, 22 of which at board level. On joining the Travis Perkins Group, Andrew’s first role was Regional Director in the South West Division of Travis Perkins, and previous roles have included Managing Director, Benchmarx Kitchens & Joinery and Managing Director of Keyline Ltd. Most recently Andrew has taken on the role of Divisional Chief Operating Officer General Merchanting. Andrew is married with three children and lives in Malvern, Worcestershire.

  • Peter Jacobs  

    Raising awareness of prostate cancer within the Armed Forces is important to the Charity. As a previous Director for RAF Strike Command, Peter has helped introduce the Charity into military networks. Previously Peter was Chairman of abcMedia and his other roles included Chief Executive of BUPA.

  • Michael Kayser  

    Currently a non-executive director of Eddie Stobart, Michael has held senior positions for over 30 years in a number of blue-chip companies, including Laporte plc, Doncasters Group and Lloyd's Register. An inveterate trekker and charity fundraiser, Michael has completed the 24 Peaks Challenge four times and he has also trekked across the Himalayas. In total he has raised over £500,000 for a variety of charities. Having recently lost his brother-in-law to prostate cancer, Michael is now helping to support the Charity by extending its reach into male-based businesses and by helping to strengthen our challenge events programme.

  • Kevin Megson  

    As a man who is living with prostate cancer, Kevin has become an Ambassador of the Charity to raise awareness in his local Yorkshire community. He and his wife, Sue, make a fantastic double act when it comes to fundraising. Each year they host a gala dinner that raises close to £20,000 for the Charity. Kevin is a director of a leading energy engineering business.

  • Dan Perrett  

    Named in 2008 by BusinessWeek on its list of the 'World's 100 Most Influential Headhunters', Dan co-founded Perrett Laver, a leading global executive search firm. He previously worked for many years as a senior partner within one of the largest global search groups, and also spent a year as Chief Operating Officer leading the recruitment, human resources and resource management functions of a client organisation.

  • Barrie Rutter  

    As a respected actor and theatre director, Barrie is helping to raise awareness and funds via the theatrical and artistic communities. His Northern Broadsides theatre company is based in Yorkshire and has produced a number of critically acclaimed productions, including Othello that came to London and starred Lenny Henry. Barrie hosted a unique night in a London theatre in which he read poems and spoke openly of his own experience of being affected by the disease.

  • Gladstone Small  

    A former England cricket player and one of the enduring legends of the game, Gladstone came to the UK from Barbados at the age of 14. His cricketing talent was soon spotted and he played a significant part in helping to retain the Ashes in 1986-7. The Australian Boxing Day crowd were stunned as he took 4 for 48 and left the Australians with a first innings total of 141. Gladstone has become an Ambassador for the Charity to help raise awareness of the disease, including in the African-Caribbean community that has a three times higher risk of getting prostate cancer.

  • Kolarele Sonaike  

    Kolarele is a practising barrister and accredited mediator, specialising in commercial litigation, property disputes and employment law. He is also a communications consultant and speech writer with The Great Speech Consultancy, delivering public speaking group training workshops, one-to-one coaching and speech writing services. Since 2012 Kolarele has been President of The 100 Black Men of London, a community-based charity led by Black men, delivering programmes and activities focused on mentoring, education, empowerment, and health and wellness.

  • Ian Ridley  

    Ian Ridley is a former Sports Journalist of the Year and an author and publisher of sports books, including Addicted with Tony Adams, with whom he also works as a Trustee for the Sporting Chance clinic. Ian was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2009 and works with his contacts in the sporting world for the benefit of PCUK.

  • William Russell  

    Our former Chairman, William was named an Ambassador in 2016 after eight years on our Board of Trustees. He worked in the city for 19 years , leaving Merrill Lynch in 2006. William is Chairman and Co Founder of Knightsbridge School, he is a Director of Knightsbridge School International, Congham Hall Hotel and Red Savannah Travel. William became an Alderman of the City of London in 2013, and was elected a Sheriff of the City of London in 2016. He is a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers. 

Our patrons

Dame Mary Archer

The Rt Hon Tony Blair

The Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP

Mr Mike Gooley CBE

Lord Lloyd-Webber

The Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH