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Winston’s Wish is proud to welcome Ian Paling as a new trustee

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Winston’s Wish, the leading childhood bereavement charity in the UK, is delighted to announce the appointment of Ian Paling, as a trustee.

Ian is a graduate engineer and, for the last 30 years, has worked in the medical device sector within the life sciences industry

Ian was CEO of Corin Group PLC, a leading manufacturer of hip and knee devices, until the end of 2007, having been with the company through private ownership and then leading a highly successful IPO on the main market of the London Stock Exchange in 2002.

More recently, Ian has held positions as Chairman, Director and CEO of several public and private companies. Ian is a past CEO of the Year for the London Stock Exchange TechMark Mediscience Index companies, and Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the South region.

Ian has a close affinity to Winston’s Wish as his daughter, Alice, was helped tremendously by the organisation, following the death of her mother.

Barbara Want, Acting Chair of Trustees of Winston’s Wish, commented on the appointment:

“We are delighted to have Ian as a Trustee as we approach our 25th anniversary. It’s fitting that someone with such a wealth of business experience and a personal connection to Winston’s Wish is appointed to this role.

Ian’s support will be invaluable in helping us to raise awareness of the vital work we do with bereaved families across the UK and we look forward to working closely with him”.

Ian Paling, Trustee, commented: 

“I am thrilled to become a Trustee of Winston’s Wish and look forward to the challenge ahead.  I hope to bring a balance between my professional experience working in industry with the personal knowledge I have of this wonderful charity, which makes a real difference to the lives of the children and young people it helps”.


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