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. He is currently on the board of Somerset House, NHS Improvement and is a
former Chair of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association. Since 2017, he has been an Emeritus Governor of LSE. He became Chair of the Charity in October 2015.
Sally Tennant is the founder of Acorn Capital Advisers, an independent wealth adviser. She has many years of investment, banking and management experience. She is Chair of Style Analytics, the portfolio analytics company, a Director of Waypoint Capital, and a Director of Canaccord Genuity. From 2011 to 2014 Sally was CEO of Kleinwort Benson. She was previously Chief Executive of Lombard Odier (UK) Ltd and Chief Executive of Schroders Private Banking. Sally is a patron of Tommy’s the Baby Charity and a trustee of Guy’s & St Thomas’s Charity. She holds a degree in Politics from the University of Durham.
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 and is Chief Executive of the London Borough of Sutton. She has worked in an advisory capacity with iMPOWER and has served as 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 is the Chair of our Trust Engagement 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 refocused 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.