Our Directors are responsible for the operational management of the charity on a day-to-day basis.

Chief Executive

Louise Parkes

GOSH Charity Chief Exec Louise Parkes

Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity (GOSH Charity) is the UK’s largest hospital fundraising charity and the largest dedicated funder of paediatric research in the UK. As Chief Executive Louise Parkes has responsibility for both strategic leadership and operational management of the organisation, which raises money to fund:

  • Rebuilding and refurbishment of the hospital, 
  • Vital medical equipment,
  • Pioneering child health research at GOSH and across the UK 
  • Services that support children and their families.

Before joining GOSH Charity, Louise was at the helm of Barnardo’s Income and Innovation division, where she led a directorate of over 2,000 people, generating over £300 million in a year for the first time in the organisation’s history. Her responsibilities included fundraising, which raised £40.4m in 2017/18 and the charity’s trading arm, which brought in an income of £74.9m in the same year. Louise’s portfolio also encompassed brand marketing, innovation and the fostering and adoption services.

Louise has worked in the sector for more than 20 years and has successfully led fundraising directorates for a number of high-profile, UK-wide organisations including British Heart Foundation and Shelter UK.

Director of Corporate Partnerships

Amit Aggarwal

Amit Aggarwal

As Director of Corporate Partnerships at Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity, Amit is responsible for a portfolio of around sixty partners including Premier Inn, Morgan Stanley, Disney, ASK Italian and the Royal Bank of Canada. He joined from the British Heart Foundation in July 2015, prior to which he was interim Chief Executive of the No Smoking Day Charity. Before moving into the not-for-profit sector Amit was Business Development Director for the Australian Trade & Investment Commission in London. He commenced his professional career as a consultant with PwC in London and Sydney.

Amit was born and brought up in Hong Kong, studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.

Director of Finance and Operations, Legal and Compliance, Information Governance

Ian Chivers

Ian Chivers

Ian joined GOSH Charity in December 2012 and is responsible for Finance, IT, Operations, Property (including redevelopments) and Legacies. Having spent most of his career working in the City of London for Merrill Lynch in a variety of finance and business management roles, Ian joined the charity sector as Director of Finance for the NSPCC in 2008. Immediately prior to GOSH Charity, he was interim director of Finance for St Joseph's Hospice Hackney.

Director of Philanthropy and Special Events 

Neal Donnelly

Neal Donnelly

Neal is a fundraising director with 25 years' experience across the charity, higher education and health sectors. Particular expertise is in fundraising from high net-worth individuals, trusts and foundations, corporates and special events. Previous roles include Director of Development and Alumni at University of Surrey, Director of Fundraising at Barts and The London NHS Foundation Trust, and Head of Major Giving at the British Red Cross.

Director of Communications

Cymbeline Moore

Cymbeline is a trained journalist that has worked in communications for the NHS for the last seven years. After working for the Trinity Mirror group of newspapers as a news editor she moved into NHS communications at Hammersmith Hospitals. 

During her time there she became head of public relations and then director of communications for the newly formed Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. She has been Director of Communications for the Hospital and the Charity since September 2012. In this joint role she oversees all hospital and charity press and PR activity and is responsible for family stewardship, celebrity liaison and VIP visits.

Director of People and Planning

Heather Morgan

Heather Morgan

Dr Heather Morgan is a board-level senior international Human Resources Director and Consultant with experience across a range of sectors and organisations including FMCG, telecoms, private equity, risk advisory and not-for profit. Experienced in developing and implementing HR strategies and leading teams to deliver business-relevant HR solutions and services, she has particular expertise in leadership development and coaching, leading complex change programmes, and developing and building high-performing teams. 

Prior to joining Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity as Director of People and Planning, Heather headed up the HR function for an international telecoms and media company as Executive VP and Chief Talent Officer.  She was Group HR Director for a business intelligence and cyber security firm, and held senior HR roles in a FTSE top 10 organisation.  

Heather has a PhD in organisational psychology and her doctoral research was on the topic of senior leaders’ perspectives on their executive coaching experiences. She holds a Master’s degree in career management and counselling, is a qualified executive coach and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Heather is a Trustee of the City-based charity, BeyondMe, which brings together teams of professionals who wish to give their time and skills, with charities who can benefit from such partnerships.

Director of Marketing and Public Fundraising

Richard Bowyer

Richard Bowyer

Richard joined GOSH Charity in 2014 and is responsible for individual giving, retail, community fundraising, digital engagement and brand marketing. He also provides advice to the hospital on marketing issues, such as development of their International and Private Patient Service or digital communication with the patient and family community. 

His previous roles include Head of Brand Strategy at BT Group plc where he developed the marketing plan for BT's London 2012 sponsorship programme. Before this he held a variety marketing planning and research roles in the private and public sectors, including seven years working in public health communication roles at the Department of Health and Central Office of Information. Here he worked on major health improvement campaigns, such as Change4Life (anti-obesity) and Getting Off Cigarettes (anti-tobacco).

Director of Grants

Kiki Syrad

Kiki - director of grants

Kiki joined GOSH Charity in 2012. As Director of Grants, she is responsible for working with the hospital to agree priorities for charitable funding. This includes developing the charity research strategy, together with the hospital and the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health.

Kiki’s team is responsible for grant management and funding, impact evaluation, and grant communications. She completed her undergraduate degree at Monash University, then completed her PhD at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research at Melbourne University.

She moved to the UK to take up a Cancer Research UK-funded post-doc at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine in Oxford. Kiki then joined Breakthrough Breast Cancer in 2005, where she was Head of Research Strategy and Funding. Kiki is a Trustee of the National Children’s Bureau.