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Our Chief Executive, Ian Silver, has over a decade of experience in the charitable and housing sector. A qualified nutritionist, Ian has worked closely with communities and organisations designing, developing and delivering innovative programmes and research projects. These projects were focused on addressing social equalities, particularly concerning health, environmental behaviours and employment in some of the most diverse and socio-economically deprived regions of the UK.

Taking a collaborative approach, Ian has worked with organisations throughout the UK, including DEFRA, Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food, NFAP (one of UK’s most influential sustainable food programmes) and London 2012 in the design and delivery of London 2012 Olympic Games Legacy projects in London.

Ian joined in 2013 as Operations Manager and as Chief Executive brings a clear vision in realising the potential of self management uk in supporting more people living with long-term health conditions.

If you would like to know more about our work or discuss how we can work together, Ian can be contacted on email or mobile 07500 039713.



Anthony became a trustee of self management uk on 31st March 2015, initially appointed as Vice Chair. He was elected Chairman of the charity on 15th July 2015.

Anthony started his career in the oil industry, rising fast through the ranks at Esso before he formed “Ideas Into Action”, a business and organisational development consultancy. Over the past 20 years he has been involved with many strategic and change management initiatives, executive coaching and training. He runs executive development programmes and has been a Senior Visiting Fellow at Cass Business School for over 15 years.

He has held many board appointments and has served as chairman or non-executive director for a wide range of organisations, including small quoted and larger private companies, charities and the NHS. Anthony is a Londoner, married with two grown-up children and a large hairy dog. He first became convinced of the critical role of self-management when he was chair at Bromley Hospitals NHS Trust. He is always looking for opportunities that make real differences for patients, help busy clinicians and save the NHS money. For him, self-management ticks all these boxes.



Colin recently relinquished the role of Chair and became a voluntary Trustee after the planned succession period.

Colin joined EPP CIC in the summer of 2008 as a Non-Executive Director and during this time he has held the positions of Chair of the Audit Committee, Chair of the Remuneration Committee on the EPP CIC Board, as well as Chairman of EPP CIC.

Colin was subsequently invited to become the Chairman of self management uk (the Charity) in July 2013, a role he held until the end of July 2015.

Before his retirement, Colin held several senior management and director roles within the food industry supplying food to Marks & Spencer and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management. He gained his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at Loughborough and has been a member of the Institute of Directors for many years.

Outside of his work interests, he has been actively involved in many organisations including the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) on the Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Council and as an Advisory Board member of Common Purpose, Sheffield. More recently Colin was co-opted to the Board of a large National mutual society in the consumer sector.



Most of Kate’s career was spent in the Department of Health working on major policy initiatives and management changes including NHS reorganisations.  She has also worked in the NHS at Regional level and in a hospital trust, so has first-hand experience at grass roots level.  

More recently, Kate was Chief Executive of a charity which runs care homes (residential and nursing) for older people. 

Now, Kate has a range of roles including being Chair Elect of a local Age UK, a Trustee of a charity which provides support for people with learning disabilities and mental health problems in London, the chair of governors of a school run by Scope and a governor of a local junior school.



Miriam was delighted to have been asked to be a Trustee of self management uk and believes that her range of skills gained from a senior/board level management background in both the commercial and not-for-profit sectors can be of use to self management uk.

Miriam has worked for several large multi-national aerospace manufacturing companies; Dunlop Aerospace; Hunting Aviation and APPH, has done a lot of travelling and met a wide variety of people. She has visited some amazing places whilst gaining international experience working with aerospace companies in China, USA, Brazil, Thailand and Europe. Having worked over 25 years in the engineering sector she understands the importance of delivering a quality product. She has bid for and won major international contracts, partaken in mergers and acquisitions, set up joint ventures and manufacturing units in China and has experience of managing both start-up businesses and complex organisations through periods of change.

Miriam has also worked for SME's and charities: Institute of Waste Management; Renew Trust (a national white goods recycling project to meet the requirements of the WEEE directive) and Kynixa (a rehabilitation healthcare company). She is an experience Trustee / Non-Executive Director adn currently sits on the following boards: Citysave Credit Union BAnking; Thera Trust; People in Action charities that provide care to individuals with learning disabilities and is Chair of Enrych Leicestershire and Derbyshire.

In summary her skills include: bid and project management, operational and commercial management, sales and marketing, business development, key account management, business planning and strategic acumen, a track record at developing business opportunities and mergers and acquisitions.



Alpana Malde comes to self management uk as honorary treasurer with a very strong background in financial and commercial management and a proven track record of saving costs without cutting services.

For the last 11 years, Alpana has been Director of Finance at Peace Hospice Care. Peace Hospice Care is dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients and families facing a life limiting illness by providing care and support in the setting of their choice.

Alpana is passionate about care and recently completed a Masters in Hospice Leadership at Lancaster University. 



Lisa became a trustee of self management uk on 1 July 2016.  She has spent more than 10 years working for organisations with a focus on social change, health, well-being and disability. Lisa currently works at Scope, the disability charity, where she established their first digital team and strategy. She was subsequently promoted to Group Head of Digital and Marketing and then Director of External Affairs with responsibility across Campaigns, Communications, Digital, Marketing, Media Relations, Policy, Research, Public Affairs and Information and Online Community Services.
Lisa has held other senior roles in digital, marketing and communications in third sector and not-for-profit organisations and prior to that spent three years working in commercial roles within the media and publishing sector.

 Lisa lives with a long-term health condition which she predominantly self-manages. She is passionate about the role self-management plays in empowering people to achieve the outcomes they want.



Jane has a nursing background, with extensive senior management experience in quality improvement and governance in the NHS, voluntary and education sectors. Jane now works on a freelance basis managing a variety of projects for local NHS organisations, with an emphasis on improving the quality of healthcare services and on patient, carer and public involvement. She also manages projects locally for The Patients Association, a national charity whose philosophy is “listening to patients, speaking up for change” .

 Jane has an MSc in Strategic Quality Management and is currently studying for a PhD, researching patient and carer involvement in commissioning for quality health services. She works as a part-time lecturer at the University of Portsmouth, with a particular interest in research methods.

 With an additional role as carer for her mother who lives with a number of long term conditions, Jane has a clear understanding of the benefits of supporting people to manage the day to day impact of living with a long term condition and of promoting the involvement of people in decisions that impact their ability to live as healthily and independently as possible.