CHI Board



Dr. Chris Rolles is a retired paediatric specialist in Cystic Fibrosis and is largely responsible for the transformation of the treatment of cycstic fibrosis in Russia. Married with 4 sons, he lives in Southampton.


Jim Hopwood Jim Hopwood

CHI Company Chairman. Jim is an engineer with experience managing multinational teams in industry and academia. He is a former trustee of Oxfam and recently set up Sustainability Partners, a small charity supporting self help groups in poor communities. He is a keen small boat sailor, has four grown up children and lives in the New Forest.

Julian Dr. Julian Legg

Medical Consultant to CHI. Julian qualified from Cambridge University in 1990. He subsequently underwent a wide ranging training program at various institutes throughout the world. Having worked at Birmingham Children’s hospital and St Georges’s University Hospital, he trained at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Southampton University. He completed his training at the Children’s Hospital in Perth, West Australia before returning as a consultant to Southampton.

Michael Michael Ridgway

Son of the founders of the charity, Roy and Dorothea Ridgway, Michael has been a trustee for several years. He is a one-time actor and self-employed carpenter. He has 4 grown-up children and whenever possible spends half the year in India, usually from April to September. In 2005 he completed a sponsored cycle ride for CHI from Lands End to John O Groats.

Paddy O’Grady

CHI  Treasurer and Company Secretary is a member of The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and before retirement was Company Secretary and Financial Controller for a group of companies in South Africa.

Dr Mary Carroll

Medical adviser and project manager is a consultant in respiratory medicine in Southampton University Hospital where she heads the Adult CF service. She helped develop the technique of nasal ventilation, applying it for use in cystic fibrosis and was involved in the discovery that nebulised heparin thins sputum so making it easier to expel. She is involved in testing new treatments for people with CF.

Project Managers

Tony Wolstenholme

A retired naval officer and diplomat and fluent Russian speaker, Tony is a previous trustee and ex-chairman who has rejoined to guide our Russia program.


Haydn Daniel is a semi retired Post Office Manager. He is married to Prue and inherited four step sons, now almost grown up. He and Prue are committed Christians and attend Christchurch Anglican Church in Winchester, they are also active volunteers of the Winchester Churches Night Shelter.