Our Trustees

Matthew Buckland MBBS MSc PhD FRCP FRPCath FHEA. Chair of Trustees.

Matthew Buckland MBBS MSc PhD FRCP FRPCath FHEA. Chair of Trustees.

I trained in medicine in London and encountered my first PID patient, a CGD patient, in the year I qualified. That early experience stayed with me and inspired me to become an immunologist involved in the long-term medical care of patients with immune disorders. I became involved with the PiA (primary immunodeficiency association) 15 years ago and soon realised how essential patient support organisations and charities are for patients and their families living with chronic disorders. I was proud to be able to support PID UK as the chair of the medical advisory panel since its inception in 2012 and pleased to be able to help ImmunodeficiencyUK establish itself as an independent charity for patients with primary and secondary immune disorders. I am honoured to be a founding trustee and the Chair of Immunodeficiency UK and look forward to seeing the organisation grow and develop a patient led trustee base. When I am not working I live in the Chilterns with my family and enjoy walking the countryside with my dog.

Hannah Bruce

Hannah Bruce

I was diagnosed with a primary immune deficiency when I was a baby and now have the current diagnosis of Primary Immune Dysregulation. I am on the patient representative panel giving advice from a patient perspective. I also run a facebook group for those with primary immunodeficiencies. When growing up there wasn''t much to help younger patients so that has always been my wish. I was keen to be a founding trustee of Immunodeficiency UK to help patients continue to get the support they need whilst living with an immune deficiency. I have a BA in business administration and an MA in marketing. For close to 5 years I worked with Dr Walsh on Primary Immunodeficiency UK communicating with members and other stakeholders. I live with my dog who is also my infusion partner and together we read, garden a bit and generally cuddle up together.

Lisa Gagliani MBE

Lisa Gagliani MBE

The early part of my career was in health foods and supplements and my career progressed through marketing and product development. Then, after a decade as chief executive of Kingston Chamber of Commerce, I switched to the charity sector where I have remained ever since. Since 2015, I have run my own consultancy, supporting charities through transformations as an interim leader. In 2019, I was appointed by the trustees of Genetic Disorders UK as interim CEO. Through the covid-19 pandemic I navigated a series of channels to reshape the core strategy and mission, to uncouple the sector-wide fundraising campaign to a new entity and set in motion steps to help create Immunodeficiency UK, where I am proud to be a Founding Trustee and Treasurer. I live on the Isle of Wight with my husband and two dogs. I am chief executive of Island-based arts for wellbeing charity Independent Arts and am also a trustee of The Island Collection.