The Trustees have been appointed by the Secretary of State for Health under Section 11 (1) and (2) of the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 and have dual responsibility to the Charity Commission and the Secretary of State.
Mrs Clare Maurice, Chairman
Chairman of the Grants Committee; in attendance at the Audit Committee
Clare Maurice has been a Partner in Allen & Overy since 1985 and is now head of their Private Client Department. A substantial element of her practice involves advising on the creation of international structures through which to manage the wealth of both UK and non-UK domiciled individuals and families. She has a particular expertise in advising on the establishment and administration of trusts both in the UK and in a variety of offshore jurisdictions. In this connection she has experience of community of property law and forced heirship issues which can give rise to trust litigation. Clare is a member of Allen & Overy's Trust, Asset Tracing and Fraud Group which is a cross-departmental practice group with members drawn from Allen & Overy's Litigation and Private Client Departments. Trust disputes form a substantial part of this group's activity. She lectures regularly on offshore matters and in 2001 was elected a member of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law.
Mr Victor Benjamin
Chairman of the Investment Committee
Victor Benjamin is a commercial solicitor. In 1983 he became Deputy Chairman of Tesco PLC and subsequently was chairman of Beazer, a major house builder. He was also Chairman of the Tesco Pension fund retiring in 2004 and Deputy Chairman of English Partnerships also retiring in 2004. His current main position is as Chairman of Wincanton plc, a logistics company.
Sir John Chalstrey, JP, MA, MD, DSc, FRCS
Member of the Grants Committee; Chairman of the Fundraising Advisory Committee
John Chalstrey trained at Cambridge University and St Bartholomew’s Hospital. A consultant surgeon at Barts and Homerton Hospitals, he specialised in gastroenterology and was among the first to perform “keyhole” surgery. Now an Emeritus Surgeon at Barts and The Royal London Hospitals, he is also Chairman of their Fundraising Planning Committee. Sir John is a Fellow of Queen Mary, London University and a former Chancellor of City University. He served in the Territorial Army and was Honorary Colonel of the City of London Field Hospital. From 1993 to 1999 he was Surgeon-in-Chief of St John Ambulance. Elected to the City of London Council in 1981, John Chalstrey was Lord Mayor in 1995-96.
Dr Keith Palmer
Chairman Barts and The London NHS Trust
Keith Palmer is the Chairman of Barts and The London NHS Trust. He holds a number of other appointments, including Non-Executive Vice Chairman of N M Rothschild & Sons Ltd, a major UK-based investment bank; part-time Professor of Economics and Finance at the University of Dundee; a Senior Fellow of the King's Fund; Trustee and Treasurer of Cancer Research UK; and Chairman of Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, a public private partnership supporting infrastructure development in Africa. He is also a Non-Executive Director of IVIMEDS, an international collaboration to improve health education worldwide, and a former Chair of Action Health, a charity promoting improved public health in the developing world.
Mrs Katherine Payne
Member of the Investment Committee and the Grants Committee
Katherine is the Head of Charities at The Mercers Company, and her responsibilities include the management of a number of grant making charitable trusts. She is the Company Secretary of a small housing association and sits on the Board of London Funders.
Mr Michael Smith, FCIS
Member of the Investment Committee and the Audit Committee
Michael Smith is Chairman or Non-Executive Director of a number of health and social care organisations, currently Newham University Hospital NHS Trust, CastleCare Group Ltd and Nuffield Hospitals and was previously Managing Director of BUPA. He is a JP in Newham.
Mr Nicholas Woolf, BSc (Econ), FCA, CTA (Fellow)
Member of the Investment Committee; Chairman of the Audit Committee
Nicholas is a retired chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser working throughout his professional career with Arthur Andersen. He was an energy tax specialist and led his firm’s practice throughout Europe and Central Asia in the latter part of the 1990’s. Nicholas is also a Trustee and Treasurer of the Princess Alice Hospice in Esher, Surrey, and a former Trustee of the Heart Cells Foundation. He is a member of the Court of the Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers.
The Board Advisers, who are appointed for their expertise in various fields, are:
Ms Loretta Balfour
Member of the Investment Committee, the Grants Committee, the Audit Committee and the Fundraising Advisory Committee
During her thirty year career at The Estee Lauder Companies, Loretta held a number of executive roles – latterly that of Senior Vice President/Regional Director Europe. A Sloan Fellow of the London Business School, Loretta was a member of their Business Liaison Committee (1984/1988) and a Member of the Board of the Cosmetics, Toiletries and Perfumery Association during the same period. A Board Advisor since 1999, Loretta also provides business support to MediCinema – an arts in health charity – and acts as a mentor and member of the London Grants Panel for the Prince’s Trust.
Mrs Eileen Hammond
Member of the Grants Committee and the Fundraising Advisory Committee
Eileen has over 25 years experience in the voluntary sector in a wide variety of posts ranging from Area Fundraiser to Chief Executive. She now draws on this experience to offer comprehensive advice and mentoring on fundraising, capital appeals, strategic planning and management as a Fundraising Consultant with Hammond Associates.
She is a Fellow and past Honorary Secretary of the Institute of Fundraising, and a Director of The Association of Fundraising Consultants.
Mr Martin Landau
Member of the Investment Committee and the Grants Committee
Chartered Accountant, formerly Merchant Banker, Director of UK publicly quoted companies, member of Supervisory Board and Executive Director of various private companies in several European countries. Main Sponsor/Governor of Landau Forte College, Derby. Governor of Ben Gurion University, Israel. Trustee of the Technology Colleges Trust. Former Trustee of Geffrye Museum, London.
Professor John Monson, MD, FRCP, FRCPI
Member of the Grants Committee and the Research Advisory Board
Professor Monson is the Emeritus Professor of Clinical Endocrinology at Barts and The London Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London, and Consultant Physician at the London Clinic Centre for Endocrinology. He has worked extensively within Barts and The London NHS Trust and Queen Mary, University of London, and served as a member of the Clinical Committee and Council of the UK Society for Endocrinology.
Ms Sarabjit Ubhey
Member of the Audit Committee