Trustees

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

Anne Bulford (Chair)

Trustee Anne Bulford

Anne was Deputy Director-General of the BBC, the first woman to hold this post, until Spring 2019. Prior to this, Anne’s executive roles included Channel 4’s Chief Operating Officer and Director of Finance and Business Affairs at the Royal Opera House. She is a Chartered Accountant.

Anne has held Trustee 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 news group Reach plc, KPMG and the Army Board. She is a Governor of the Royal Ballet and also a member of University College London’s Gift Acceptance committee, having previously served as Trustee and Honorary Treasurer of the University.

Anne was awarded the CBE in 2020 for services to broadcasting and charity, and the OBE in 2012 for services to broadcasting.


Mark Sartori

Mark was appointed as a Trustee on 11 November 2015 and acts as Chair of the Investment Committee, also serving on the Property and Development Committee.

He 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, Executive Coach, Investor and the Chair of British Eventing.


Nicky Bishop

Nicky Bishop

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

After a career in advertising, Nicky joined the voluntary sector and has over 25 years' experience in leadership and fundraising. This included four years with 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.

After returning to the UK and WWF, Nicky went back to the Hospital for a further three years to establish sub-Saharan African specialist paediatric education programmes at Red Cross as well as Hospital facilities enabling international surgical cross-learning.

Nicky is now a fundraising consultant for international NGOs and UK charities and a Trustee of the Baynard’s Zambia Trust.

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Jennifer Bethlehem

Jennifer was appointed as a Trustee in January 2017 and serves on the Grants and Impact 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

A portrait of Trustee Sandeep Katwala.

Sandeep was appointed as a Trustee in January 2017. He acts as Deputy Chair of the Board of Trustees and Chairs the Governance, Reputation and Risk 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 Depaul Limited.


Michael Marrinan

Michael was appointed as a Trustee in February 2017 and sits on the Grants and Impact 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 retired as Medical Director of The Royal Hospital for Neurodisability in Putney in July 2021.


Kevin Thompson

Trustee Kevin Thompson

Kevin was appointed as a Trustee in January 2020 and acts as Chair of the Finance and Resources Committee and serves on the Investment Committee and Governance, Reputation and Risk Committee.

Kevin is a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc. 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 and serves on the Governance, Reputation & Risk Committee.

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

Trustee David Craig

David was appointed as a Trustee in May 2020.

David ran the Financial division of Thomson Reuters for ten years and became founding CEO of Refinitiv, one of the world’s largest data and technology companies, when he led the carve out of the division with Blackstone in 2018. He was previously CEO of the Governance, Risk and Compliance business, Chief Strategy Officer of Reuters plc and then Thomson Reuters where he led the integration following the acquisition of Reuters by Thomson in 2007.

David joined LSEG on completion of the Refinitiv-LSEG combination on 29th January 2021 as Group Head of Data and Analytics, and CEO Refinitiv, later to become senior advisor to LSEG.

Since June 2021 David has co-chaired the TNFD (Task Force on Nature Related Financial Disclosures) endorsed by the G7 and G20, funded by 7 governments working with over 300 corporate and financial institutions with over $18 trillion in Assets to design and implement a global risk management and disclosures framework for nature and bio-diversity.

David is an Executive Fellow at London Business School department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship focusing on data and technology, innovation and sustainability. David also co-chairs the UK-India Financial Partnership for TheCityUK, HMT and India Ministry of Finance.

Earlier in his career, David was a partner at McKinsey and Company, consulting to technology, media, governments and financial firms on data and technology strategy.

He is deeply involved in charitable and professional causes working to advance sustainable issues using data, including being a member of HRH Prince of Wales Sustainable Markets Initiative, founder and Chair of Urban Synergy Corporate Advisory Board helping young adults from diverse backgrounds into professional careers and member of both the Corporate Board and a Trustee of the Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.

David holds a degree in Electronic and Communication Engineering from Bristol University. He has lived and worked in the US, Sweden, Spain Netherlands and is now based in the UK, London. Married with three children, In his spare time, he enjoys sailing, ski touring and coach’s youth Rugby at London Wasps.’


David Germain

A portrait of Trustee David Germain.

David was appointed as a Trustee in September 2021 and serves on the Finance & Resources Committee.

He has more than 30 years’ experience as a leader of global technology and digital strategy. David is the Group Chief Information Officer at QBE. The international insurer and reinsurer. Previously David worked for a number of world leading Financial Services institutions in C-suite roles (RSA, General Electric, NatWest Group, Deutsche Bank and Close Brothers).

In 2019 David was ranked ninth in the Financial Times Top 100 Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) Technology Leaders. He was a Finalist for CTO of the Year 2019 awarded by the Inclusive Technology Awards, and also a Finalist in the STEM category awarded by the Black British Awards.

David was featured in 2021 Hot Topics Global CIO100 list for his leadership excellence, resilience and innovation. The 2020 and 2021 Power-list CX50 as one of the most influential Customer Experience influencers in the UK by Marketing Week. He was awarded the prestigious Inspirational Leader in the UK 2020 for services to society, awarded by Computing and the British Computer Society. David is a Non-Executive Director and honorary fellow for a number of institutions and technology author/ advisor. David is married with three children.


Karima Fahmy

A portrait of Trustee Karima Fahmy.

Karima was appointed as a Trustee in April 2022 and serves on the Property & Development Committee.

She is a senior corporate lawyer and brings to the Property & Development Committee high level real estate experience including the structuring, funding and delivery of real estate investment and development projects. Previously General Counsel of Grosvenor Group, Karima currently holds non-executive positions on the Board of Latimer Developments Limited, the Clarion Housing Group Investment Committee, the University of Cambridge’s Property Board and the University Board of Bournemouth University.


Michael Wiseman

A portrait of Trustee Michael Wiseman.

Michael was appointed as a Trustee in April 2022 and Chairs the Property & Development Committee.

He is the current Head of Office Leasing and former Development Director at British Land. Michael has 20 years’ experience working on all aspects of large-scale mixed-use development across the UK and has been with British Land since 2011. He has held a variety of senior positions within the business and currently leads on customer engagement across the office business.

Michael has previously worked at ING Real Estate Development UK, Knight Frank and Oak Holdings. Michael is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.


Associate Trustees and Independent Committee Members

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 Burgess

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

Mark is a Partner at 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.


Andrew Stoker

A portrait of Trustee Andrew Stoker.

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

Andrew is the Chief Financial Officer of Rothesay. 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 WTW) and Legal & General.


Louise Sherwin

A portrait of Trustee Louise Sherman.

Louise joined the Property and Development Committee in February 2022.

Louise is a Director at Deloitte with over 15 years’ experience of advising on major regeneration and property development projects.

Louise is a Chartered Surveyor and holds an MA in Geography from Cambridge University and MSc in Real Estate Investment from Bayes Business School.