Gloria Clark has spent much of her career enabling the voice of patients and consumers to be heard. She is a strong advocate of involving people in the development and improvement of the services they access. Following an extensive career in the private sector, she has worked for the Patients Association and the NHS as well as in consultancy. She has committee experience in a number of sectors, having been lead governor at her local hospital as well as chair of governors at a secondary school. She is currently a trustee at Headway Somerset, which supports people affected by acquired brain injury; and chairs the boards of three grant-giving charities. She is a volunteer adviser at Citizens Advice. With a family member who has Tuberous Sclerosis, Gloria has first-hand experience of the challenges facing people with a genetic disease. She is a long-term member of the Tuberous Sclerosis Association and, as a trustee of Genetic Alliance UK since 2017, has aimed to contribute to its vital work supporting and lobbying for all those with rare and genetic disease.