Our trustees

Our trustees are responsible for setting our organisational strategy, ensuring the funds we raise are used to create the greatest possible impact for our beneficiaries.

David Crundwell Chair

David has worked in international corporate affairs for many years and has a long-standing personal interest in public healthcare. Alongside his role as Chair of Imperial Health Charity, he chairs the NHS Clinical Priorities Group and British Psychological Society, and is a Commissioner for Human Medicines. David also has several other national responsibilities, covering both research and clinical training, in sexual health.

Caroline Lien Deputy Chair

Caroline started her career at McKinsey and Company where she developed broad consulting experience across the private and public sectors. She then moved to Comic Relief where she led the Red Nose Day and Sport Relief fundraising campaigns, before taking over as Operations Director and subsequently Strategy Director. With an MSc in Organisational and Social Psychology, she works with organisations on a broad range of organisational development, engagement and change programmes. She also has significant experience as a volunteer, including several years as a Samaritans volunteer, befriending and caring roles in a number of charities, and two significant NED roles, with Westminster Carers Service and the National Childbirth Trust.

Kevin Bone Trustee

Kevin, currently a partner at the social impact venture capital firm LGT Lightstone, brings a wealth of financial expertise to the role with almost 20 years of board level experience. In his current role Kevin leads on investments in health and wellbeing and has previously held a number of executive leadership and fund management roles. In the charity sector, he served as an England and UK committee member for The National Lottery Community Fund and for 10 years as trustee and treasurer of Pilotlight, which helps charities achieve greater impact.

Dr Anita Donley OBE Trustee

Anita Donley is a physician in acute medicine who has worked at national level for some 20 years in leadership roles concerned with: patient safety and quality of care; clinical care standards and outcomes; health services reform, implementation and evaluation; medical education and training; health promotion; and nutrition and environmental toxicity. Anita was also the independent chair of the Mid and South Essex Success regime until October 2018.

Michelle Dixon Trustee

Michelle has over 25 years of experience as a professional communicator in the health and wider public sector. Before joining the Trust in 2014, she was director of communications at the British Medical Association. She has also held the posts of Interim Director of Communications at the Cabinet Office, Director of Communications at The King’s Fund, Head of Public Affairs at the Royal College of Nursing and Director of Communications and Fundraising for homelessness charity Crisis.

Babs Evans Trustee

Babs began her career as a graphic designer and worked for advertising agencies in London, Manchester and Nairobi. She changed career to work in the charity sector and has specialisms in grant-making, HIV, children and young people, and behavioural change programmes. After being diagnosed with AIDS in 1994, Babs was chair of an HIV support organisation and has spoken out about the stigma and discrimination affecting people living with HIV. She is thankful to those working in the healthcare sector who saved her life. 

Dr Sandra Husbands Trustee

Sandra has over 30 years of experience working in healthcare, research and academia – both in the UK and around the world. She has held a number of senior public health roles in the NHS, local government and Public Health England, and is currently the Director of Public Health for the City of London and London Borough of Hackney. Previously she was Executive Director of Public Health at Abertawe Bro Morganwg University Health Board and Swansea Bay University Health Board in south Wales, and served as a trustee of the Swansea Bay NHS charity.

Tingting Peng Trustee

Tingting is the Head of Investor Relations and Business Development at ESO Capital, with 15 years of diverse experience in financial services and alternative investments in the US, Europe and Asia. Tingting has spent almost a decade in private markets focusing on investor relations, fundraising and business development. Prior to her current role at ESO Capital, she held senior leadership positions at Real Asset Partners, Euro Asset Management and the Global Institute for Tomorrow.

Prof Julian Redhead Trustee

Specialising in emergency medicine, Julian was first appointed as a consultant at Ealing Hospital in 2000. He joined Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust full time in 2004 and became Chief of Service for Emergency Medicine in 2008. Since then he has held various roles, including Clinical Programme Group Director for Medicine, Divisional Director for Investigative and Supporting Sciences, Associate Medical Director for Professional Development and Interim Chief Executive. Julian is currently also Medical Director of the Fortius Clinic, trustee to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, secretary to the British Association of Immediate Care for London and a Care Quality Commission specialist adviser.

Nick Ross CBE Trustee

Nick is a television and radio presenter whose career has spanned several decades. During his distinguished broadcast career he hosted the BBC’s flagship show, Crimewatch, for 23 years, World at One and The World Tonight. He has an extensive history of volunteering and campaign work and is the patron of several healthcare charities, including SANELine, of which he is president. He has many years of experience in healthcare and medical ethics and is a non-executive director of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.