Meet the Trustees

GETT - Trustees

Our Trustees are:

Mr Steven Guilford BSc (Hons) MCOptom - Chairman

Sir Henry Elwes KCVO JP DL - President

Mrs Jacky Lane

Mrs Elaine Day

Professor Andrew McNaught

Dr Andrew Crowther

Mrs Anne Cadbury OBE JP DL

Mr Richard Caesar - Hon. Advisor

President - Sir Henry Elwes KCVO JP DL

Sir Henry Elwes KCVO KStJ JP DL is a retired British politician and public servant. He served as a District and County Councillor in Gloucestershire for 32 years and was Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire between 1992 and 2010. Sir Henry Elwes has been with GETT since 2000 and has acted as President since 2014.

Chairman - Steven Guilford - BSc (Hons) MCOptom

After graduating in 1981 Steve worked at Moorfields Eye Hospital London. After working in community optical practice in North London, Steve came to Cheltenham in 1986 and since 1994 he has been practising optometry in Bishop's Cleeve. Steve joined GETT as a Trustee and is now Chairman, overseeing all aspects of the Trust and actively promoting throughout the county. Steve works closely with community practitioners and hospitals practitioners and ever closer with the public, to facilitate and develop the highest possible standards of ophthalmic care across the county. 

Mr Richard Caesar BChir, MB, MA, FRCOPhth Hon. Advisor

Having trained in Cambridge, Oxford, London and Melbourne, Ric specialises in Oculoplastic cosmetic, Oculoplastic reconstructive, Cataract and Lacrimal surgery. Ric acts as Expert witness for ophthalmic medicolegal cases. Ric is now Specialty Director and Consultant ophthalmologist at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and works at Optegra Eye Hospital, London. Ric is also Creative Director of, a website dedicated to teaching oculoplastic surgery to an international audience and was listed as “Best for eyes” by Tatler’s 2015 Beauty and Cosmetic Surgery Guide.

Professor Andrew McNaught MB BS, FRCS, FRCOphth, MD

Professor McNaught is a Consultant Ophthalmologist with special interest
in glaucoma, cataract surgery, corneal surgery and refractive surgery.

Mrs Jacky Lane

Mrs Jacky Lane is currently a Trustee for The Gloucestershire Eye Therapy Trust and for The Charles Irving Charitable Trust. Jacky previously was a PA to Sir George Dowty Chairman The Dowty Group and PA to Sir Charles Irving MP for Cheltenham.

Anne Cadbury OBE JP DL

Elaine Day

Elaine Day has worked across Ophthalmic Units throughout the UK since 1972. In 1979, Elaine joined Gloucester Royal Hospital as a Sister and has been a Trustee to GETT since 1980. Elaine is active in fundraising for the Trust and providing the community with equipment not available on the NHS. 

Dr Andrew Crowther

Dr Andrew Crowther trained at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London and settled in General Practice in Tewkesbury in 1971. He was involved with Tewkesbury Community Hospital as a clinician and as a GP anaesthetist as well as working at the Church Street Practice. He retired in 2005 and in 2010 was appointed as a Trustee on GETT, happily re-establishing links with the main hospitals in Gloucestershire.