Our trustees

Our trustees ensure the money we receive is used in the way our donors intended, while developing strategies for investing funds in line with the priorities of the Trust and local health organisations. 

David Crundwell Chair

David Crundwell is the SVP, Global Head of Corporate Affairs for Thomson Reuters. He began his career in stockbroking, specialising in the oil and mining sector, before leaving to concentrate on journalism — rising to assignment editor at Reuters. Moving into corporate affairs he worked for ten years with General Motors, followed by spells at organisations including Allen & Overy and ITN — building experience across the full range of marketing communications functions. A spell in private equity working on international media deals led to an interest in returning to corporate life, joining Thomson Reuters in 2011. David is also vice-chairman of the UK government's expert advisory group on HIV/AIDs and a member of the Joint Royal Colleges training board specialist committee on GUM.

Robert Creighton Trustee

Robert started his career in education, though has been chief executive of both Great Ormond Street Hospital and Ealing PCT. Most recently at NHS London he has been responsible for the delivery across London of the transfer of the NHS’s public health functions to local government, Public Health England and the NHS Commissioning Board.

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 is currently independent chair of the Mid and South Essex Success regime.

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.

Valerie Jolliffe Trustee

Valerie Jolliffe runs her own venture capital company, specialising in early stage healthcare technologies and is a non-executive director of a number of spin out companies. Prior to that, she spent ten years in corporate finance in the City and has an engineering degree.

Caroline Lien Trustee

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.

Dr Mary O’Mahony Trustee

Dr Mary O’Mahony trained in general medicine and public health, finishing at St Thomas’ Hospital, London. Since then she has worked at local, regional and national levels in the control and prevention of communicable diseases. Her experience includes working on policy development at the Department of Health as well as its implementation, most recently as Director of Local and Regional Services in the Health Protection Agency. She has a long-standing interest in the voluntary sector and training.

Prof Julian Redhead Trustee

Specialising in emergency medicine, Prof Redhead 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. 

Prof Redhead 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 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.