Trustees

Alan Kirkman

Joined as a trustee January 2017

Current Chair

Alan has been a prominent businessman in Southend for over 34 years. He has been involved with the setting up and management of various charities and has also served as a school governor.

With a wide range of business and marketing skills, Alan is looking forward to making a positive contribution to the future direction and success of the charity.

Chairman’s comment

These are challenging times for all voluntary organisations like the Lady McAdden Breast Screening Trust.  The importance of the service the Trust offers to women cannot be understated.  We are grateful for those that support us in so many different ways from fundraising, collecting in supermarkets, running marathons, skydives, volunteering and we must acknowledge the huge contribution of our 2 charity shops.  The Trust does rely on contributions from patients who visit the Trust but this will never be sufficient to cover costs.  Our service is available to women of all ages from 18 with no upper age limit. We are always seeking ways to expand our services to meet the needs of local women.

Lisa Marton

Joined as Trustee       2016      Current Vice Chair

Lisa worked for 36 years in local authorities in London and Essex as a housing professional. Her last role was Chief Housing Officer with the London Borough of Redbridge with key responsibilities for providing affordable housing and tackling homelessness. Over the years she has developed a number of specialist supported housing schemes and set up separate companies to deal with housing. She has also chaired a number of regional groups in London and Eastern England dealing with these issues.

She retired in 2015 and volunteered with a small charity in Uganda, undertaking a number of important village projects and doing some fundraising. She continues to take a keen interest in the charity and its projects. She has a BA Hons degree in Modern Languages and has spent time abroad. She joined Lady McAdden Breast Screening Trust in 2016 and wishes to contribute to the successful development of the charity.


Katrina Holland

More info to follow shortly

John Whiddon

More info to follow shortly



Cllr David Norman

Joined as trustee June 2014

David Norman was first elected as a Southend Councillor at the age of 21. He subsequently won an adult Scholarship to Oxford University. He later served for over 20 years as the National Treasurer of a large voluntary sector organisation. During this time he was also an Industrial Tribunal member and was subsequently elevated by Royal appointment to the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

David was re elected to Southend Council and has served for a further 15 years as a member for Victoria Ward. David was elected Mayor of Southend for 2010/2011 and until May 2016 he was a member of the Council’s Cabinet.

Since the death of his wife from breast cancer in 1991, he has been an committed supporter of breast cancer charities and only too aware of the value of early detection.

He was awarded the MBE IN 2014.

Jo Jones

Jo Jones

Joined as Trustee – January 2016

Over 30 years’ experience working in the housing sector. Main experience in PR, Communications and event management.

I have always lived in Southend-on-Sea and fully support the service that Lady McAdden provide to local people.


Ken Johnson

Ken Johnson

CQSW, DMS, DIP CON, PGCE, MBACP 

Joined as Trustee   2010             

Ken joined the Board of Trustees in 2010 and elected Chair in 2015. He has substantial experience in local authority Social Services and progressed through various roles to become Group Director and later Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Care at Anglia Ruskin University.

Ken served as Board Member and Chair of Estuary Housing Association 1998 -2013 and is currently Agency Decision Maker for Aspirations an Independent Fostering Agency. He is a practising counsellor and Registered Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Ken is married with three adult children.


Lynne Young

Lynne Young

Lynne has been involved with BUST since its inception. Initially as a fund raiser, later becoming a Trustee Director. Her family have had links with BUST through her Mother and husband’s mother being personal friends of Lady Dot McAdden and one of BUST’s founding spirits Norma Heigho.

Over her long association with BUST, Lynne has rattled many a collecting bucket, walked numerous sponsored miles and attended many functions for a cause she has supported all these years. She believes passionately in the work of the Trust, which is carried out by the excellent staff. Firmly believing BUST offers a valuable service in our area and sincerely hopes this charity will continue to help the women in this corner of the UK for generations to come.


Trevor Murray

Trevor Murray President

Educated at Westcliff High School 1951-56; qualified as a solicitor in 1963 practised locally; served on Southend County Borough as Councillor 1966-74; on Essex County Council as Councillor 1981 -85; on Southend Health Authority 1988-90; on Law Society’s Council (council member for Essex) 1996-2001.

Approached by BUST founders in 1974 to assist with the original trust deed and served as legal advisor and/or trustee to the Unit continuously from 1974-2012.