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.


Kaela Fenn-Smith

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 was appointed as a Trustee on 11 November 2015 and acts as Chair of the Investment Committee, also serving on the Finance and Resources 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

Trustee 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 accountability for the consumer and SMB mobile business, a role she has held since 2013. 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.

She is a non-executive Director of Barratt Developments plc and holds an MBA from INSEAD.


Nicky Bishop

Nicky Bishop

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

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

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, serving also on the Finance and Resources 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 WeCoproduce 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 is currently Medical Director of The Royal Hospital for Neurodisability in Putney.


Professor Stephen Holgate

Professor Stephen Holgate

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

He is Medical Research Council Clinical Professor at the University of Southampton with an interest in asthma and allergy. He is a UKRI Clean Air Champion and Special Advisor to the Royal College of Physicians on Air Quality. In 2003, he 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 several 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 Universities 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.

He is Chair of the Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research, is a Trustee of the Natasha Allergy Research Foundation and a Member of the Governing Board of the Nuffield Council of Bioethics.

In 2011, he was appointed CBE for contributions to clinical science and, in 2020, he was knighted for services to medical research.


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 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

Trustee David Craig

David was appointed as a Trustee in May 2020.

David was the founding CEO and Board member of Refinitiv from 2018 following senior roles at Thomson Reuters including President of the Financial & Risk business division, Chief Strategy Officer, founder and CEO of the Risk and Compliance business and Chief Strategy Officer of Reuters plc. Earlier in his career, David was a partner at McKinsey and Company, focusing on technology, media, and banking. David joined LSEG on completion of the Refinitiv-LSEG combination on 29th January 2021 and is Group Head of Data and Analytics, and CEO Refinitiv.

David is a member of the Banking Governors Board, the steering group of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Digital Disruption Innovation Group, the Advisory Council of TheCityUK, and also chairs the UK-India Financial Partnership for TheCityUK and HMT. He is deeply involved in charitable and professional causes working to advance sustainable business, including member of HRH Prince of Wales Sustainable Markets Initiative, founder and Chair of Urban Synergy Corporate Advisory Board and member of both the Corporate Board and 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, Netherlands and is now based in the UK, London. In his spare time, he enjoys sailing, ski touring and coach’s youth Rugby at London Wasps.

David Germain

David Germain

David is RSA’s UK&I Chief Information Officer and leads the long-term technology/ transformation vision.

David has more than 25 years’ experience as a leader of global technology and digital strategy. Prior to joining RSA, David worked for a number of world leading Banking institutions in C-suite roles (General Electric, NatWest Group, Deutsche Bank, Close Brothers and London Clearing House).

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. Member of the Bank of England CIO committee, technology author/ advisor. David is married with three children.

Associate Trustees

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 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

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 Willis Towers Watson) and Legal & General.