We welcome two new Trustees

We’re pleased to welcome a wealth of expertise to the Charity as two highly respected health and public service leaders join our board; Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive of Public Health England, and Helen Bailey, public sector consultant and until recently Chief Executive of iMPOWER.

Duncan has been Chief Executive of Public Health England since its inception in 2013. He brings over three decades of work in the NHS and an unrivalled understanding of issues of public health and strategies to tackling them. Along with joining our board he will also chair our Programme Committee on multiple long-term conditions from September, as well as joining our Strategy Committee.

Helen is an experienced public sector leader. She had most recently worked in an advisory capacity with iMPOWER and as Chief Executive of a London Borough, a senior treasury official and the Chief Officer of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime. She was a member of the Board of Clarion Housing Group. She is taking over as Chair of our Trust Engagement Committee in September.

With these exciting new appointments, we also say farewell to Sue Gallagher who completed her tenure in July, and Ian Dalton who stepped down from his role on becoming the new Chief Executive of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

On her departure, Sue commented: “My time at the Charity has been enriching personally and I shall be sorry to leave at another exciting time of innovation.  During the eight years, changes to enhance and strengthen the Charity and its investment strategies have led to big improvements in health and wellbeing for people in Lambeth and Southwark and for the staff and patients of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.”

Ian said: "It has been a privilege to support the Charity’s work in health and healthcare innovation. It’s now time to stand down as I move into my new role, and I wish the Charity all the best as it continues its important work".

Our two new Trustees join six more experts in our board. Together, they will help shape the strategic direction of our new programmes on childhood obesity and multiple long-term conditions, and our efforts to help Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust provide world class care.