Michelle Dawson - Trustee

Michelle is a Consultant Anaesthetist at the Royal Derby Hospital, working on the front line with Covid-19 patients, and has been clinical lead in procurement for the past ten years.

Michelle was clinical advisor to NHS England on the development of the Life Science Industry Register. She is on the management committee of NAMDET, promoting training on medical devices across the NHS.

Michelle provides SHIELD campaign members with an invaluable insight to where innovation and creative solutions can really assist healthcare workers fighting the Covid-19 virus.

Paul Ford SHIELD Chair said:

“Michelle is one of the nicest, most caring and compassionate people you are likely to meet. Having her at the very core of SHIELD as a Trustee is an honour, and she really does this for the benefit of her co-workers and to genuinely make a difference”

Paul Ford - Trustee

Paul is Chair of SHIELD and Trustee

He is the Chairman of a group of specialist construction businesses in Greater London.

Used to reacting to emergencies, Paul leads on Dangerous Structure response across London, he managed the aftermath of the London Riots in 2011 and was the first civilian to enter Grenfell after the tragic fire. His purpose to ensure safe access was provided for all emergency service personnel.

Paul co-launched the Contractors Appeal in mid-March seeking PPE donations from across the Construction sector.

At the same time Paul co-founded the NEAD. The National Equipment Appeal Database to collate all donations and appeals for emergency help from within all aspects of healthcare.

Paul’s company have donated all logistics support required by 5 campaigns.

Rohit Sharma - Trustee (pending)

Ro is a committee member for the Med Supply Drive campaign and brings his skills and project experience to the SHIELD collaborative.

Ro served as a British Army Officer for 8 years, serving in Iraq as a consultant engineer during one of the most volatile and violent periods in 2006 and 2007.  He is well used to working under pressure in high-tempo environments, including during his years in the banking industry.

Ro is now an accomplished entrepreneur and dedicated to helping emergency causes map routes through the regulatory and legal landscapes.

Working with all campaigns to ensure and support cohesion, driving progress and coordinating our national response.