Pan Pantziarka is co-founder and Chairman of the George Pantziarka TP53 Trust. Pan lost his first wife, Gina, and son, George, to cancers related to LFS. The Trust was founded in George's memory and to support other families affected by the same condition. He is a scientist working at the Anticancer Fund (ACF), Belgium, where he is the coordinator of the Repurposing Drugs in Oncology project. In addition to researching the re-use of existing non-cancer drugs as new sources of cancer treatments, the project also looks at the social and institutional factors influencing cancer policy. His other area of research is in LFS, particularly focused on theories of cancer initiation and risk reduction strategies.
Irene Pantziarka is co-founder and Vice Chair of the George Pantziarka TP53 Trust. She was also George’s stepmum. Coming from a background in performing arts and education, she is now a writer and housewife. She is the author of ‘For the Love of George’ (using her professional name of Irene Kappes), in which she tells the story of George and his family’s struggle against cancer.
Lara Veitch became a Trustee of the Trust in 2014, a year after she was diagnosed with LFS. She had cancer as a child, and as an adult opted for a risk reducing mastectomy that revealed the early stages of breast cancer. Her mother died of cancer aged 27 and likely had LFS too. Lara is now studying Anatomy and Human Biology at King’s College London with particular focus on cancer biology and genetics.
Natasha Bramble was invited to become a trustee in 2012, primarily to provide financial expertise and advice, and ensure compliance with charity legislation. She is an accountant with many years' experience in both the private and public sectors. Natasha is currently working in the education sector, employed as a school business manager with responsibility for a £1m+ budget. Natasha has been friends with the Pantziarka family for many years, since her youngest son, Max, became great friends with Louis, George's younger brother, when they met at school
Gillian Winskell has been a trustee, serving as Secretary, since the end of 2012. She has a degree in Chemistry and German and has had a variety of jobs including working for Procter and Gamble and the Embassy of Finland, as well as in translation and education. She currently works as a school science technician.