The Charity is administered by the Executive Committee which comprises four officers together with up to 20 other members. Officers serve for a three year period and are appointed at the Annual General Meeting. The Executive Committee delegates the day to day responsibility for the running of the charity.
The Executive Committee has appointed an Advisory Medical Sub-Committee to consider and examine applications for funding, and an Investment Sub-Committee to oversee the management of the investment portfolio.
Appointment of Executive members is governed by the constitution of the charity. The Executive Committee has the power to appoint new members to fill vacancies arising through resignation or death of existing members. Such appointments require ratification at the following Annual General Meeting. Potential Executive members 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. As a result the members are familiar with the objectives of the Association.
Vice Chair (Clinical)
Dr Alex Crowe is a Trustee of Mersey Kidney First, 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 Mersey Kidney First, 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 MKF for many years, and has been in the role of Honorary Secretary since 2008.
Vice Chair (Educational)
Prof Jackson is a Trustee of MKF and member of the Scientific Sub Committee.
Philip was appointed as Honorary Treasurer and as Trustee in 1998. 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.