Who We Are

John Caudwell – Trustee (Chairman)


John Caudwell, a prominent British entrepreneur and philanthropist, found out last year that fifteen members of his family have Lyme disease as well as a range of co-infections typically found in Lyme disease patients. This inspired him to coin the term “LymeCo” to highlight that this is a complex condition often involving more than one infection.

John was shocked that some members of his family had been ill for so many years before being diagnosed with this terrible illness. He vowed to start a new charity to improve awareness and knowledge amongst the general public and the medical profession.

Read Mr. John Caudwell’s Lyme disease story

Rebekah Caudwell – Trustee


Rebekah Caudwell, one of John’s daughters, runs an interior design company in London and New York and also has Lyme disease and co-infections.

She is committed to helping sufferers of Lyme disease reach a better future and to helping members of her family who are more severely affected by LymeCo.

David Canfield – Trustee (Treasurer)

David Canfield

David has worked for John Caudwell as a Finance Director for many years. He has now taken on the role of treasurer for Caudwell LymeCo.

Michael Fenton – Trustee

Michael is a qualified accountant who has worked for John Caudwell for several years as Deputy Finance Director. He recently became the charity’s fourth trustee and provides accounting services on a voluntary basis.

Veronica Hughes – C.E.O.

veronica Hughes

Veronica completed a degree at Cambridge University, and worked as an investment banker and then a business strategist and management consultant.

Veronica caught Lyme disease some years ago and continues to suffer symptoms as a result.