Trustees

The Board of Trustees at Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity are responsible for providing governance and leadership. 

Anne Bulford (Chair)

Chair of trustees, Anne Bulford

Anne was a member of the BBC Executive Board from 2013 to spring 2019, initially as Managing Director and then Deputy Director-General, the first woman to hold this post. Prior to this, Anne was Channel 4’s Chief Operating Officer, a role she took up after being Director of Finance and Business Affairs at the Royal Opera House.

Anne has held positions at BBC Children in Need and the Motor Neurone Disease Association. She has worked with Ofcom and the Ministry of Justice in non executive roles and is currently a non executive director of the newspaper group Reach plc, KPMG and the Army Board. She is also a member of University College London’s Gift Acceptance committee, having previously served as Trustee and Honorary Treasurer of the University.


Kaela Fenn-Smith

Kaela Fenn-Smith trustee

Appointed Trustee in April 2015, having joined the Charity as an Associate Trustee in July 2014. She Chairs the Property & Development (PAD) Committee.

Until 2018, was Head of Commercial and sat on the London Executive Committee for the London Portfolio of Land Securities. She joined Land Securities in 2010 and prior to that was a Director at Jones Lang LaSalle and CBRE.


Mark Sartori

Mark Sartori

Mark was appointed as a Trustee on 11 November 2015 and serves on the Finance and Audit Committee and Property and Development Committee.

He recently retired from a career in Capital Markets where he worked in European Equities for Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley. He was Co-CEO at Fox-Pitt Kelton, the global financial investment bank which the management team bought from Suisse Re and re-built before selling to Macquarie. Mark's last role in Capital Markets was building a European Equities business at the Royal Bank of Canada.

Mark is a member of the Tick Tock Club and has been involved in the growth of RBC Race for Kids and the annual London to Paris bike ride for GOSH.

Mark is also a consultant and executive coach.


Nina Bibby

Nina was appointed as a Trustee in January 2017 and serves on the Governance, Reputation and Risk Committee.

Nina is the Chief Marketing Officer at O2 (Telefonica UK), with commercial profit and loss accountability for the consumer and SMB mobile business. She is also responsible for marketing across O2, including brand, marketing communications, data analytics, customer experience, devices and sustainability.

Nina joined Telefonica UK from Barclaycard where as CMO she sat on the Executive Committee and oversaw the launch of innovations such as Payband and Bespoke Offers. Prior to Barclaycard, Nina was SVP of Global Brand Management at IHG, where she led the successful re-launch of Holiday Inn, the largest of its kind in the hospitality industry. Before that, Nina held a variety of roles at Diageo over 9 years including Commercial Strategy Director, Brand Director for Baileys and Pimms and Global Brand Director of Reserve Brands.

Nina has an MBA from INSEAD and her early career after business school was in consulting. She is a non-executive Director of Barratt Developments plc, a fellow of the Marketing Society and sits on the MGGB (Marketing Group of Great Britain) Council.


Nicky Bishop

Charity trustee pic of Nicky Bishop

Nicky was appointed as a Trustee in January 2017 and sits on the Grants Committee.

After time in advertising, Nicky made the leap to the voluntary sector and joined Save the Children. She then moved to Africa and the Red Cross Children’s Hospital Trust in Cape Town. Known as the “Great Ormond Street” of Africa, it was under pressure to close in the late 90’s and needed funds to build a new outpatient wing for its 300,000 outpatients each year.

Campaign completed, Nicky returned to the UK as Director of Fundraising at WWF from 2000-2007. Here she specialized in building global philanthropic, government-funded and corporate partnerships. She also chaired and took part in many Institute of Fundraising initiatives particularly on transparency and accountability of fundraising.

A repeat stay as CEO from 2007-10 at The Red Cross Children’s Hospital Trust included funding new child health initiatives for specialist paediatric doctors and nurses from across sub-Saharan Africa. The most ambitious Hospital fundraising campaign for a new surgical wing was completed and opened in September 2009.

Nicky is now a fundraising consultant in the UK and Switzerland. She is also a Trustee of the Baynard’s Zambia Trust. (Please note the image of Nicky appears under copyright of Piranha Photography).


Jennifer Bethlehem

Charity trustee pic of  Mrs Jennifer Bethlehem

Jennifer was appointed as a Trustee in January 2017 and serves on the Grants Committee and the Property and Development Committee.

Jennifer is a Corporate Partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and leads the firm's global healthcare team. Prior to becoming a lawyer Jennifer practiced for over 10 years as a nurse. 


Sandeep Katwala

Charity trustee pic of Sandeep Katwala

Sandeep was appointed as a Trustee in January 2017. He Chairs the Governance, Reputation and Risk Committee‎ and serves on the Finance and Audit Committee.

Until April 2015, Sandeep was a lawyer and spent 25 years with the global law firm Linklaters LLP. At Linklaters he was part of the Executive Committee and headed up the firm's EEMEA Region and India business. Prior to then he spent six years as a corporate financier with the NatWest Group.

He is Chair of the Octavia Group and Chair of the Bail for Immigration Detainees charity‎. He also serves as a Trustee on the Board of the Mowgli Foundation.


Michael Marrinan

Michael Marrinan

Michael was appointed as a Trustee in February 2017 and sits on the Grants Committee.  

Michael graduated in Business Studies and then Medicine in Dublin and trained as a Cardiothoracic Surgeon in London and Rochester Minnesota.

Michael was a consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at King’s College Hospital from 1992 until 2015 and was Medical Director of King's for the final six years of his time in the NHS.  

He is currently Medical Director of The Royal Hospital for Neurodisability in Putney.


Professor Stephen Holgate 

Stephen Holgate

Stephen was appointed as a Trustee in January 2018 and Chairs the Grants Committee.

He is Medical Research Council Clinical Professor at the University of Southampton with an interest in asthma and allergy. He is also a special advisor to the Royal College of Physicians on Air Quality and cofounded Synairgen, a company dedicated to respiratory drug discovery.

Stephen was Chair of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity (GOSH Charity) research assessment panel for five years and Chairs the GOSH Charity research strategy advisory panel.

He has been president of a number of respiratory and allergy professional bodies and chaired a number of Medical Research Council (MRC) Committees and government committees on pollution. He is currently a member of the Natural Environment Research Council. He has honorary degrees from the University of Ferrara, Krakow, Naples, and Exeter, was a founder member of the Academy of Medical Sciences, served on its council and is founder Chair of the clinical and veterinary section of the Academia Europaea.


Kevin Thompson

Kevin was appointed as a Trustee in January 2020 and serves on the Finance and Audit Committee.

Kevin is Chair of the Audit Committee at Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc and a member of the Financial Reporting Council Lab Steering Group. He is a Chartered Accountant.

Kevin retired in 2018 from Halma plc, a FTSE100 global group of life-saving technology companies, after 30 years including 20 years as Group Finance Director.


Louise Justham

Louise was appointed as a Trustee in February 2020.

Louise is the Global Marketing Director at the Bodyshop where she is responsible for customer acquisition and retention across the business. Prior to this Louise was the CEO at Easyfundraising a socially focused online affiliate where fundraising doubled during her tenure. Louise was also CEO at Seatwave an online ticket marketplace which was sold in 2014 to Ticketmaster. Prior to this Louise held digital marketing roles at Thomas Cook, BSkyB and Carphone Warehouse. Louise started her career at Accenture after graduating with a degree in Economics from the University of Leeds.


David Craig

David was appointed as a Trustee in May 2020.

David Craig is the founding CEO and board member of Refinitiv, the global leader in financial markets data and infrastructure. Refinitiv connects the worldwide financial ecosystem across 40,000 institutions in 190 countries.

Under David’s leadership, Refinitiv was carved out from Thomson Reuters in late 2018 and acquired by a consortium of Blackstone, GIC, and CPP - the largest LBO since the financial crisis and largest Fintech carve out in history.

David sits on the World Economic Forum (WEF) Digital Disruption Innovation Group and the WEF AI and Automation in Financial Services steering committee, presenting at Davos the last five years. He is on the Advisory Council of TheCityUK and the CityUK China Markets Advisory Group (Chairing the Fintech group). He is an advisor and investor in several start-ups in financial technology. David has authored white papers on global regulation, fintech, Fx, RMB and Artificial Intelligence

Before leading Refinitiv, David was President of the Financial and Risk business division of Thomson Reuters from 2012 and successfully turned around growth in the business whilst increasing margins by 1000bp. He joined Reuters Plc Executive in 2007, serving first as Chief Strategy Officer and Integration Manager of Thomson Reuters and then founding the high growth compliance and risk (GRC) business. Previously David was a partner at McKinsey, focusing on technology, media and banking, and prior to this was a trading and risk software developer at AMS (American Management Systems) where amongst other projects led the AMS development team for SwapClear at the London Clearing House, awarded the Queen’s award for Innovation in 2003.

David holds a degree in Electronic and Communication Engineering and spent three years training as a cadet pilot for the RAF. He has lived and worked in the US, Sweden, Netherlands and is now based in the UK, London. He is a keen sailor, skier, mountaineer. He is an ambassador for Urban Synergy, a supporter of several charities and a member of both the Corporate Board and Trustee for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.


Associate Trustees

Chris Morris

Chris Morris

Chris joined the charity as an Associate Trustee in April 2015 and serves on the Property and Development Committee.

Chris is a specialist in real estate law and practised at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, a leading international law firm, from 1982 to 2014, and was a partner from 1991 to 2014. He was the Practice Group Leader for the Global Real Estate Group from 2006 to 2012. He remains a consultant at the Firm. 

Chris served three years on the Policy Committee of the British Property Federation and is a Trustee of the Passage, a homelessness charity based in London, where he also chairs the Risk and Audit Committee and served on the Finance and Audit Committee.


Simon Stormer

Simon Stormer

Simon joined the charity as an Associate Trustee in April 2011 and serves on the Finance and Audit Committee. 

Simon has had an extensive career in the financial services sector at Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley and now Deutsche Bank where he is the Regional Chief Operating Officer for the Channel Islands.
Simon qualified as a Chartered Accountant while working at PricewaterhouseCoopers and has been an independent non-executive director at CME Clearing Europe Limited.


Joseph McDonnell

Joe joined the charity as an Associate Trustee in September 2018 and serves on the Investment Committee.

Joe is Managing Director and Head of Portfolio Solutions at Neuberger Berman. 

Prior to joining Neuberger Berman Joe spent 10 years as Head of Portfolio Solutions EMEA and Head of Diversified Alternatives for Morgan Stanley Investment Management. In this role he was a Senior Portfolio Manager for Key Strategic/OCIO mandates, Multi-Asset, Diversified Alternatives funds/mandates and structured solutions. Prior to this Joe spent 10 years in Corporate Defined Pension Plan management as Head of Investments at Shell International and as Head of Fixed Income for IBM Europe Retirement plans. Joe has a MA in Economics & Finance from the University of Sheffield and a BA in Economics & History from University College Dublin. He has been awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. 

Joe was a Trustee Director and member of the Investment Committee for Morgan Stanley Pension Funds (UK) from 2008 to 2018.


Mark Burgess

Mark joined the charity as an Associate Trustee in September 2018 and serves on the Investment Committee.

Mark is a Senior Advisor for Tulchan Communications where he advises clients on a broad range of City and Shareholder related issues. Previously Mark was Chief Investment Officer, EMEA and Deputy Global CIO at Columbia Threadneedle, a position he held for 9 years. Prior to this, Mark was Head of Equities at Legal and General Investment Management and held senior roles at Morgan Grenfell Asset Management and Deutsche Asset Management. He gained a degree in Economics and Philosophy from Keele University and is an associate of the Institute of Investment Management and Research. 

Mark has a number of charitable interests and in addition to his role at GOSH Charity he is a Trustee of Access sport.


Paul Langham

Paul joined the charity as an Associate Trustee in May 2018 and serves on the Property and Development Committee.

Paul has extensive experience of property developments, both in the UK and internationally. He is currently Head of Project Management and Engineering at Landsec having previously been Project Director at Stanhope Plc.


Andrew Stoker

Andrew joined the charity as an Associate Trustee in May 2020 and serves on the Finance and Audit Committee.

Andrew is the Chief Financial Officer of Rothesay Life. Andrew joined Rothesay in 2014 and is responsible for the finance, actuarial and HR functions. Andrew was previously a partner in EY’s risk and actuarial practice and prior to that was Chief Actuary at Lucida plc. Andrew has also held roles at PwC, Tillinghast (now Willis Towers Watson) and Legal & General.