The Trustees meet every quarter to review the charity's state of affairs and decide which projects to support:
Dr Victoria Harrison is former Chief Executive of the grant-giving Wolfson Foundation. Her other posts have included Deputy to the Chief Scientific Adviser in the Cabinet Office and head of the policy divisions of the Agricultural and Food Research Council and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.
Professor Peter Ell FMedSci Dr HC was until 2011 a Senior Investigator with the National Institute for Health Research, and has authored more than 630 peer-reviewed papers and 12 textbooks. Professor Ell has also received a number of international awards for his outstanding contribution to nuclear medicine.
Lord Hemphill is a director of Waverton Investment Management Limited; he has worked in the investment management business for 35 years, having been a director at Morgan Grenfell, Deutsche Asset Management and Spencer House Capital Management. He is currently a member of the Legal Education Foundation’s investment committee, a trustee of the Dulverton Trust and Chairman of the Governors at St Mary’s School, Ascot.
Rima Makarem has extensive experience in healthcare and pharmaceuticals. She currently runs a consultancy business and holds a portfolio of non-executive positions. These include: non-executive director at UCLH; Chair of the Risk Assurance Committee at Health Education South London; Trustee Director at Anchor Trust and member of the Medical Research Council Audit Committee.
Nikki Shale has a wealth of experience in the charitable sector, in particular with care and supported living for children and young adults with learning disabilities. She has over 30 years of expertise in the commercial and residential property sectors and has recently set up a charity to build the first cricket stadium in Rwanda.
James Thorne is a former partner at the law firm Farrer & Co and continues to work for the company as a consultant. He was General Editor of the Butterworths Guide to the Legal Services Act 2007 and is a governor of the University for the Creative Arts.
The day-to-day operations of the Charity are overseen by Chief Executive Philip Brading, who has held the post since 2007. Before that, Philip was a Trustee of the Charity and a non-executive director of the Foundation Trust. He is supported by an team of eight administrative staff.