Our Trustees


Elkan was born in Liverpool & is a solicitor specialising in major inquests & inquiries. He represented families in the Hillsborough and Birmingham Pub Bombing Inquests & is currently acting in the Manchester Arena Inquest.  He is also a Non-Executive Director of Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.

Elkan obtained his law degrees in Jerusalem & his Masters in Law from the London School of Economics.  His many accolades include; Law Society Gazette Legal Personality of the Year in 2013, Outstanding achievement at the 2014 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards, LALY outstanding achievement award 2016, Halsbury Rule of Law Award 2016. 

Frank was born & bred in Liverpool & has managed many successful computer system projects with major companies in the banking, insurance & finance sectors.

Frank has been involved in fundraising for leukaemia causes since 1985 and was Chairman of The Haemanthus (Blood Lily) Fund throughout its existence. He has, over many years supported the Patient Welfare & Staff Welfare funds on the Haematology wards at the Royal Liverpool Hospital.

Kehinde was born in South London & raised in Nigeria before returning to the UK for his degree in Medical Biochemistry at Brunel University, Uxbridge. Kehinde obtained a PhD in Molecular Cell Biology from the University of Sheffield in 2002. He then moved to Newcastle University for postdoctoral training in the Dermatology department. Kehinde joined Liverpool John Moores University in 2008 as a Reader in Biochemistry & Cell Biology, & currently leads projects focussing on psoriasis, alopecia, non-melanoma skin cancer & drug development in co-operation with national & international collaborators. 

Abila Pointing has an academic background in Psychology, Sociology & Management Studies. She gained her MA in Sociology & Social Policy from the University of Liverpool, & her Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies from Liverpool John Moores University. Earlier qualifications, including an MA in Psychology, were acquired in Pakistan.  Abila is now retired, but her working career included employment with Liverpool Careers Service & Nacro (National Association for the Care & Resettlement of Offenders). She has also worked at a national level with a number of criminal justice agencies on the race & diversity agenda. Abila was awarded an MBE in 2008 for her community relations work in Liverpool & Manchester prisons. She was commissioned as a Deputy Lieutenant in 2010 & was High Sheriff for the County of Merseyside for 2014-15. Abila was a member of University of Liverpool Council from 2011 to 2019

Born in Birmingham, Jane’s academic career began at Edge Hill University College, where she studied Field Biology & Habitat Management. Followed by Post Graduate Certificate in Education at Huddersfield University. Utilising her teacher training, Jane’s career has been focussed on both National & International roles within the corporate world & public service sectors. Jane was an International Training Specialist for a Pharmaceutical Company, working across Europe, South America, Canada and Australia. Jane moved to the Middle East, where she took a role as Director of Soft Skills at a Community Police & Police Science Institute. Jane developed the department & as well as teaching soft skills, Jane established a training program for policing diverse communities, which focussed on diversity & equality issues within the region. This program was expanded to other areas within the middle East. Jane is now retired & returned to live in Liverpool. Jane continues her own education & has worked as a volunteer counsellor for a national charity. She has also embarked on Masters course in counselling. 

Priya was born in Liverpool & completed medical school at the University of Manchester in 2008. Having carried out her training in the  East Midlands region she returned to Merseyside & Cheshire & completed her GP training in 2016.  Priya now works in the local area as a GP.

Priya recently joined the Bloom Appeal board of Trustees in January 2020.