The Charity is governed by the Board of Trustees. The Trustees delegate the day to day responsibility for the running of the charity.
The Trustees have appointed an Advisory Scientific Sub-Committee to consider and examine applications for funding, and an Investment Sub-Committee to oversee the management of the investment portfolio.
Appointment of Trustees is governed by the constitution of the charity. The Trustees have the power to appoint new members to fill vacancies arising through resignation or death of existing members. Potential Trustees are often from medical staff within the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, and other hospitals within the North West Region, former renal patients and from the local business community, in order to ensure all round guidance and expertise with the running of the charity. As a result the members are familiar with the objectives of the Association.
Vice Chair (Clinical)
Dr Alex Crowe is a Trustee of Kidney Research Northwest and also holds the position of Chairman of the Board of Trustees. By profession he is Acting Medical Director at Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
As well as being the Chairman for KRN, Dr Crowe is also the Chairman of Renal Services meetings at Arrowe Park Hospital, Clinical lead for Kidney Care Network for Merseyside and Cheshire, STEC nephrology representative at Arrowe Park Hospital, RCP Tutor at Arrowe Park Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool.
Dr Crowe holds an MBBS (University of London), MRCP (RCP London), FRCP (RCP London) and MD (University of Liverpool).
He has been a Trustee of KRN for many years, and has been in the role of Chairman since 2013.
Philip was appointed as Honorary Treasurer and as Trustee in 1998 and becoming Company Secretary in 2012. Philip has responsibility for all aspects of the charity’s finances, has assisted with staff recruitment and changes to the constitution, and is also a member of the Investment Sub-committee.
Philip is a partner in Mitchell Charlesworth, Chartered Accountants and spends a good deal of his professional time working with charities and other not-for-profit organisations on accounting, tax and governance matters. He holds the Diploma in Charity Accounting issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.