Our board of Trustees comes with a wealth of knowledge from many different walks of life. Our Trustees are passionate about the work of Disability Snowsport UK, are avid skiers and devote a lot of their spare time to ensure that DSUK stands by their vision and mission. 

If you want to learn more about the work of our Trustees or find out more about them, you can contact Kim Gardner, Secretary to the Board by email on

Donald McCutchan
is an Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgeon working in Sussex. He trained in the Royal Army Medical Corps and NHS. Having been persuaded by his daughters to undertake BASI qualifications including Adaptive, he was delighted to become a Trustee of DSUK in 2014. He is a regular helper at the DSUK local group in Hemel Hempstead and has joined activity weeks as both a helper and instructor.

John Dickinson-Lilley became involved with DSUK 8 years ago through the indoor school at Hemel Hempstead and has progressed to become a member of Para-Snowsport GB's Alpine Ski Team.  John has worked in public affairs and policy for over ten years for a number of leading charities and public bodies. He is currently Director of his own public affairs consultancy and lives in London with his partner and guidedog. 

Jess Brown has been working in the charity sector for a number of years. Her roles have been focused on fundraising and business development within charities that support people with learning disabilities and those with mental health needs. She currently leads the Trust and Statutory Fundraising team at the National Autistic Society and has been supporting the DSUK fundraising team to increase levels of voluntary income.
She was led to working in the charity sector after completing her Masters degree in Equality and Diversity, which confirmed her desire to support people to achieve their own personal goals in life, free from barriers and prejudice, whether or not they have a disability. As a charity which gives people the opportunity to enjoy life and experience something as exhilarating as snowsports, she is thrilled to be involved with DSUK! 

Carmel Teusner is a Non-Executive Director with international experience in FTSE and ASX 100 companies, as well as public and not-for-profit organisations. She is currently a Board and Committee Member on two Non-departmental Public Bodies – Scottish Enterprise and the National Library of Scotland. She holds qualifications in Governance, Human Resources, Organisational Development and Psychology. Carmel is passionate about skiing and as a development professional, understands how outdoor experiences can enrich people’s lives. She brings with her a commercial outlook; and skills in organisation design and change management which will support DSUK to achieve its goal of making the mountains accessible to everyone.

Edd Jones has been a skier, using a Bi-ski with DSUK for over 10 years both at snow domes and on overseas activity weeks. He has grown up with Cerebral Palsy, attending mainstream educational establishments and now works full time.
Professionally he has worked in local government for 15 years undertaking various roles during this time, including data analysis, information governance, project management and more recently has been working in a business planning and analysis role.
Away from work he is into para-sports and going to the gym.  He competed internationally in wheelchair athletics events, achieving at the highest level and currently competes nationally as a hand cyclist and volunteer with with his local cycling club.

President - Professor Elizabeth (Lisa) Hall
Professor Elizabeth (Lisa) Hall, CBE, the President of DSUK, has been involved with the Charity since 1979 and a Trustee since 1985.  She was awarded a CBE in the 2016 Queen’s birthday honours list for services to Higher Education and Sport for the Disabled.  She has ‘grown up with disability’ and has special interest in communication with people with learning difficulties.   Lisa is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Vice President of Queens’ College, Cambridge. She brings expertise in innovation, entrepreneurship and project management to the Board of Trustees.  She serves on several professional bodies, grant giving bodies and Trust Funds and is on the advisory board of a number of high tech international companies. 
Chairperson - Claire Pimm
Claire Pimm has been involved with DSUK since summer 2014 and has been a valuable asset in guiding marketing and publicity, particularly in the successful ParaSnowBall fundraising dinners. Claire is an experienced senior manager with professional expertise in communications, marketing, branding, public affairs and campaigning. She has nearly 20 years working in local and national government and in the charitable sector with extensive experience in all areas of communications. She is an experienced trustee and is passionate about making a difference.
Treasurer - Helen Clatworthy
Helen Clatworthy and her family are all keen skiers, and spent as much time as they can in the Alps. Her eldest son, Ben (24) is a former racer with Kandahar ski club, and is now a journalist who regularly writes about skiing. Helen’s younger son Stefan (21), skis in a chair with a helper, usually as fast as Ben! Helen says ‘Stefan started skiing 10 years ago and it literally changed his life. He has a passion for speed, and loves the freedom and exhilaration of being in the mountains. It is wonderful that we can all ski together as a family. Because of this, I was delighted to be given the opportunity to work with DSUK, which helps so many people experience the pleasure and freedom of skiing. I am an accountant by background, which will help in my role as treasurer'.