Our volunteers

Ivor Tiefenbrun MBE

Founder and Honorary President

Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2002, Ivor’s personal experience prompted him to set up C3.

He is the Founder of market-leading music system manufacturer Linn Products Ltd.

Gilad Tiefenbrun


When C3 founder Ivor Tiefenbrun MBE had to step back from the charity due to ill-health, his son Gilad was keen to get involved and joined the Board in 2021.   With 4 members of his own family having suffered from Crohn’s – including one of his teenage daughters – Gilad knows and has experienced personally the devastating impact inflammatory bowel disease has on sufferers and their families. 

An Electronics and Electrical Engineering graduate, Gilad is the CEO of world-leading hifi manufacturer Linn Products.  He is an Associate Professor at Heriot-Watt University and also enjoys guest lecturing on family business at Imperial College, London.

His personal interests include music, playing in a band and enjoying an eclectic mix of recorded and live music.  He also enjoys hill climbing, playing poker, reading, and family life.

Dr Daniel R Gaya

IBD research consultant

Consultant physician and gastroenterologist based at Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

Daniel has a special interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and receives tertiary referrals for the management of complex cases. He runs two weekly adult IBD clinics and in addition organises a transition clinic with colleagues at Yorkhill for adolescents with IBD.

Daniel provides clinical insights to the board which are invaluable when deciding which IBD research projects to invest funding in, based on how the outcomes will benefit Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis patients in the future.

Danielle Blance

Danielle Blance


Danielle was approached by Gilad in 2021 to take up the position as the treasurer. Danielle is currently undergoing tests for Crohn’s so was keen to get on board with the charity.  Danielle works alongside Gilad at Linn Products Ltd in the Finance department and has 16 years’ experience in finance.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and two young girls, weight training and enjoys attending football matches with her family.

Liz Gallacher

Public Relations

Liz is a qualified journalist in print and digital and has more than 25 years of experience as a staffer and freelance in local, regional, national newspapers, and magazines.

Much of her work now also takes in online journalism and social media.

A member of Liz’s family has Crohn’s disease and she is keen to raise awareness of IBD and funds for vital research which she is sure will one day result in a cure.

Liz liaises with businesses, organisations and clubs to promote awareness of the charity and to raise funds. She secured the backing of TV magician Dynamo who is now a firm supporter of the charity.

Liz also publishes updates in the press and online about charity events and keeps in touch with volunteers.