SONY DSCDavid Butcher – Chairman of Trustees

David is a seasoned Chief Executive with 37 years experience in the financial services sector including significant international experience. He brings a wealth of business, strategic and management skills to our organisation.  He also brings substantial experience of working with politicians, policymakers and the media.

 Having suffered from ME/CFS himself and recovered fully, thanks to The Optimum Health Clinic, David is a passionate advocate of our Clinic and the role of Integrative Medicine in optimal healing.  In addition to his role with OHC, David is also a keen drummer, meditation and yoga and enthusiast, and lives in West London with his teenager daughter. To find our more about David’s recovery story with OHC click here

Ian Hatton – Bsc. Pharmacy M.RPharmSIan Hatton
Chairman of Research &
Medicine Committee

Ian qualified as a Pharmacist from Brighton and has worked in the NHS and the pharmaceutical industry in a variety of roles including manufacturing, regulatory affairs and coordination of clinical research for small and medium size companies. Some years ago Ian’s daughter was diagnosed with ME and he became involved with OHC as a fundraiser by completing a long distance bike ride across England, and subsequently as a Trustee to the Foundation with responsibility for Research and Medicine. Ian currently lives in Birmingham and  runs his own consultancy business in pharmaceuticals, working with small companies involved in licensing prescription medicines in Europe and advice on the regulatory process for approval of their products.  Ian brings more than 25 years of experience in health care to the Foundation in both a commercial and scientific role.   He enjoys the challenge of working in a dynamic group of professionals at OHC who are all committed to delivering an innovative research programme to help the wider population of ME/CFS patients in their recovery process

Tim BicharaTim Bichara

Tim is a technology entrepreneur and director of several technology businesses specialising in smartphone applications.  As well as general business expertise, he brings experience in digital media, digital marketing and business development. He is a passionate believer in optimum health, psychology and nutrition – using many of the clinic’s techniques and protocols to maintain top energy levels for a gruelling schedule. He loves sport, meditation, yoga and reading and lives in Hackney, East London.