Birthday honours for GOSH Charity Trustees

Two members of the GOSH Children’s Charity Board of Trustees were honoured in the Queen's Birthday Honours List at the weekend for their outstanding contribution in their respective fields.

Anne Bulford, the Chair of our Trustee Board since 2019, has been awarded a CBE for her services to broadcast and charity. Anne was the first woman to hold the post of Deputy Director-General of the BBC, leading transformation, and innovation. Other high-profile roles include Channel 4’s Chief Operating Officer and Director of Finance and Business Affairs at the Royal Opera House. In the charity sector she has previously held trustee positions at BBC Children in Need and the Motor Neurone Disease Association. 

Professor Stephen Holgate, who has been on our Board of Trustees since 2018 and chairs the Grants Committee, has been knighted for his services to medical research. He is Medical Research Council Clinical Professor at the University of Southampton with an interest in asthma and allergy and is co-founder of Synairgen, a company dedicated to respiratory drug discovery who have most recently been focusing on Covid-19. Stephen was also 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.

Louise Parkes, Chief Executive of GOSH Charity said: “All of us at GOSH Charity are thrilled that Anne and Stephen have been recognised in the Queens honours list this weekend. 

“Our Charity has benefited hugely from their insight, expertise and leadership. These honours are testament to the outstanding contributions they have both made within their respective fields. We are so lucky to have them on our Board of Trustees.”