Meet the Team

Joint Presidents

Nick Brookes MD, FRCP, FESC, consultant cardiologist, UHSM (retired)
Mark Jones MB, ChB, FRCS, consultant cardiac surgeon, UHSM
Eamonn O’Neal, DL, BEd, MSc, broadcaster & journalist

The newly-elected officers at the April 2018 AGM

The Ticker Club is managed by an executive committee elected by Club members at its Annual General Meeting held in April each year.

The committee consists of four officers (Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary & Treasurer) who are each elected for a two-year term and five other committee members elected annually, all of whom serve as the Club’s trustees. The elected members are empowered to co-opt up to three further non-voting members.

The current elected officers of the Ticker Club are:

John Phillips


Val Shillito

Vice chair

Ken Duggan


Marie Holmes


Elected Committee Members for 2018-2019

John Miller; Hazel Phillips; Sharon Powell; John Walton; Muneeb Yassir

Co-opted Committee members for 2018-2019

Martin Merriman ; [two further names to be confirmed]

The Ticker Club is a Registered Charity No. 519754 and all monies raised are used for the benefit of Cardiac Patients being treated at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) at Wythenshawe Hospital.

No person in the Ticker Club is paid for the work they do, and only travel expenses are paid to persons carrying out work as a hospital visitor or as a member of the executive committee.

The Ticker Club

Contact Us

The Ticker Club, North West Heart Centre, Wythenshawe Hospital,                    Southmoor Road, Manchester M23 9LT

Phone: 0161 291 2873    Email:

Registered Charity No. 519754

Affiliated to the British Heart Foundation