Our Trustees oversee the running of the Charity and supervise our endowment
“The health and care system in the UK is facing significant challenges now and in the years to come. The Trustees are committed to ensuring that the Charity is well placed to make a strong contribution to helping resolve some of them. I know that we are all truly honoured to be playing a small but important part in the next chapter of Charity's long and distinguished history.”
Wol Kolade, Chairman
Wol is the Managing Partner of private equity investor Livingbridge. Wol holds a number of non-executive positions and he is a former Chair of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association. He has been a Governor at the London School of Economics and Political Science since 2002. He became Chair of the Charity in October 2015.
Sally brings many years’ experience in the banking and investment sectors. She is currently an independent wealth management adviser, after serving as Chief Executive of Kleinwort Benson from 2011 to March 2014. Sally was previously Chief Executive of Lombard Odier (UK) Ltd, after four years as Chief Executive of Schroders Private Banking. Her early career was spent at Morgan Grenfell Asset Management and at S.G. Warburg & Co. Sally is a trustee of the STARS Foundation. Sally chairs our Childhood Obesity Programme Committee.
Duncan is the founding Chief Executive of Public Health England. Prior to 2013, he was Chief Executive of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, the regional teaching hospital for the south east of England. From 2003 to 2007 he was the Director General of Programmes and Performance for the NHS and subsequently its first Director General of Commissioning. Prior to this, he was Chief Executive of South East London Strategic Health Authority and before that Chief Executive of the South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust. He joined the NHS in January 1980. Duncan chairs our Multiple Long-Term Conditions Programme Committee.
Helen is an experienced public sector leader. She has 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. Helen chairs our Trust Engagement Committee.
David brings with him extensive experience of primary care as a GP for more than 30 years, as well as significant knowledge of national policy as the Department of Health’s National Clinical Director for Primary Care from 2001-10. He also chaired the Long Term Conditions Board and co-chaired and led the Primary and Community Care Strategy (PCSS) for the NHS Next Stage (Lord Darzi’s) Review, published in 2008. He subsequently chaired the PCSS Clinical Advisory Group and co-chaired the Transforming Community Health Services board. David chairs our Strategy Advisory Group.
Barbara joined the Charity in September 2015. She brings a depth of strategic, operational and financial leadership experience from both the private and public sectors. After spending most of her career as Chief Operating Officer/Chief Finance Officer in international quoted companies, she then held senior executive positions at the Ministry of Justice, Department for Transport and Westminster City Council. Barbara is currently a non-executive director with Balfour Beatty plc, Microgen plc, IDOX plc, Agility Trains and the Lending Standards Board. She chairs our Finance and Audit Committee.
Tom began his career as a graduate trainee at Royal Sun Alliance Investment Management. He then joined Schroders and held a variety of different roles culminating in becoming Head of Investment – Multi-Manager. He then joined RMB Asset Management as Chief Investment Officer. In 2009, he became Director of Investments at the Church Commissioners for England, where he has refocussed the investment strategy and diversified the portfolio, and is also a Board member of the Pension Protection Fund. Tom chairs our Investment Committee.
Ron was appointed as Council of King's College London in August 2019 and Chair of NHS Providers in July 2019. Prior to this, he joined Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust as Chief Executive in 2007. joined Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust as Chief Executive in 2007. He stepped down on 1 October 2015 after 30 years in senior NHS leadership roles remaining with the Trust as Executive Vice Chair. His other Chief Executive roles have included the National Care Standards Commission, United Bristol Healthcare NHS Trust, and the South East London Commissioning Agency. Ron is vice-chair of our Trust Engagement Committee.
Yasemin is the Deputy Chief Investment Officer for higher risk strategies at CDC Group. She previously covered Digital Identity and Innovation at Omidyar Network, and served in several roles at J.P. Morgan in London across derivatives and impact investing. Yasemin earned a Master of Science with merit in financial mathematics from King's College London.
Paul is General Manager, Europe for HTC, a virtual reality and smartphone technology company. He is an experienced media and technology executive having previously held leadership positions at The Walt Disney Company, EMEA as Senior Vice President of its Interactive and Direct to Consumer division and prior to that in the digital music and media space with Spotify, Pandora and Sony Music. He currently sits on the BAFTA Immersive Entertainment Advisory Group.