William Cook – Chief Executive Officer Expand Will joined the team as CEO in October 2017 having been a trustee of the charity and chair of our Governance & Risk Committee since 2015. Working with and alongside the deputy CEO Helen Matthews, he will formally take up the new position as CEO in March 2018, and in the meantime adopts the role of 'acting CEO' as a part of his trustee duties. He remains an active partner of intellectual property solicitors Marks & Clerk. Will continues to work closely with Helen and CPT’s Director of Research & Development Dr Richard Wyse to help drive the Trust’s innovative research programmes towards our goal: a cure for Parkinson’s. Will, Richard and Helen continue to lead the exciting progress the Trust is making on all fronts towards a cure with urgency, inspiration and enthusiasm.