Our Trustees oversee the running of the Charity and supervise our endowment
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.
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. 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.
Katherine is Chief Commercial Officer and MD, UK and Europe for Healthy.io a digital healthcare startup leveraging smartphone and cloud technology to offer access to the benefits of colour-based healthcare and medical imaging. The app can help doctors diagnose patients using images from a smartphone.
Katherine has worked in healthcare for 26 years: 15 years in the UK National Health Service in both provider and payer roles and 11 years with UnitedHealth Group where she was the Chief Executive of UnitedHealth UK and latterly the Chief Growth Officer for Optum International where she had responsibility for sales, account management and growth strategy for Optum in all markets outside of the US.
Dr Danny Sriskandarajah joined Oxfam GB as Chief Executive in January 2019. Prior to this he held leadership roles at CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance, the Royal Commonwealth Society, the Commonwealth Foundation and the Institute for Public Policy Research. He is a Trustee of the Disasters Emergency Committee; has previously been a Trustee of the Baring Foundation, Comic Relief, and Praxis Community Projects; and has been a member of two United Nations High Level Panels, on digital co-operation and humanitarian finance. Danny holds a Masters and Doctorate from Oxford University, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Sydney.
Dr Nikki Kanani is a GP in south-east London and is currently Medical Director for Primary Care for NHS England and NHS Improvement. Prior to joining NHS England as Deputy Medical Director of Primary Care, she was Chief Clinical Officer of NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
Nikki has held a range of positions within healthcare to support the development of innovative models of care, highly engaged clinical, patient and public leadership and is passionate about supporting primary care, improving service provision and population wellbeing. She is a member of The King's Fund General Advisory Council and holds a MSc in health care commissioning.