Our Trustees

Nick Wood

Trustee of Tibbs Dementia Foundation
Chairman of Tibbs Dementia Foundation

Nick is a business consultant who works with universities around the UK helping to commercialise academic research and create new companies based around advances in technology.

Together with his role as Chairman of the Tibbs Dementia Foundation Board of Trustees, Nick particularly assists our charity with business strategy and forward planning.

In his spare time Nick supports a range of local projects including taking a strong interest in the local music scene. He was a founder and is Chairman of the Bedfordshire Music Trust, which provides music courses for children throughout the County.

Margaret Duggan

Trustee of Tibbs Dementia Foundation
Dementia Trainer & Services Volunteer

Margaret first joined our community through accompanying her father to Music 4 Memory. After teaching for 25 years and later running her own business in clinical nutrition, Margaret recognised the need to utilise her acquired skills, knowledge & personal experience volunteering for Tibbs. Since 2013 Margaret’s role has expanded from assisting at services to also becoming a qualified Dementia Trainer, key member of both our Fundraising and Business Development teams and a Trustee.

Margaret also writes bespoke presentations for in-house & external agencies and speaks to medical professionals at training courses & conferences – including Barts Health NHS Trust on the significance of caring & communicating with people with dementia whilst in hospital. Margaret is passionate about promoting the unique & holistic needs of the individual, and has a keen interest in the connection between nutrition and dementia prevention.

Chris Ryan

Trustee of Tibbs Dementia Foundation
Registered Nurse

Chris has owned and run specialist dementia care homes in the Bedford area for the last 18 years – including being the Managing Director of St Andrews Care Homes Ltd for the last 6 years.

Throughout this time Chris has worked in many capacities to promote the needs and improve the wellbeing of people living with dementia – both those in care homes and also those in the wider community.

A former Chair of the Bedfordshire branch of Alzheimer’s Society, Chris currently sits on the Bedfordshire Dementia Steering Committee.