Mersey Kidney First

Investment Board

The Investment Sub-committee has delegated responsibility for the management of the charity’s investment portfolio. The Investment Sub-committee, chaired by Mr Larry Steen, meets quarterly to review the performance of the fund, consider global economic conditions, and to consider changes in individual holdings.

The Investment Sub-committee takes advice from Blankstone Sington Limited, who also have discretionary management over part of the portfolio. The charity aims to achieve a balance between a steady income and capital growth from its investments.

Mr Larry Steen

Larry was a dialysis patient for many years until he received a Kidney Transplant in 2006 at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

He is a retired Accountant / Company Secretary and has been a member of MKF since 2009. Because of his wide business experience he became a member of the Investment Sub – Committee and in 2010 accepted an invitation to become Chairman of that Committee.

He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.


Mr Philip Griffiths
Mr Philip Griffiths

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.


Research Partners
Liverpool University The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital
Supported by
Mitchell Charlesworth