Trustees

  • Sarah Riddell
    Chairman

    Sarah has been Chairman of the Foundation since August 2011 and a trustee since 2001. With a background in journalism and arts publishing, she has also served as Vice Chairman of the Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust, and as a lay member of research ethics committees and of a government advisory body on clinical trials. She is currently a trustee of the Pilgrim Trust, Sir James Knott Trust and Castle Auckland Trust.

  • Tim Glass

    In 2010 Tim retired after 10 years as Director of the Foundation. The following year he returned as a trustee and in 2012 he joined the Finance Committee.

    Tim’s long army career ended with the command of the British Gurkha Brigade in the Far East. Before joining the Foundation, Tim was a Director at WH Smith and CEO of the Guidance Council UK. He continues to advise charities and individuals on a pro bono basis. He is a member of the Forces In Mind Trust Investment Committee and President of the Royal Hampshire Regimental Trust.

  • Brian Hurwitz

    A trustee since 2009, Brian was a practising GP in inner London for 30 years. During this period, he became Professor of Primary Health Care & General Practice and Head of Department at Imperial College. He is now Professor of Medicine and the Arts at King’s College, where he directs the Centre for the Humanities and Health. His current research covers clinical medicine and narrative studies in relation to medical practice, ethics and case reports. He collaborates with visual and literary artists and has advised the BBC World Service on three dramas.

    Brian is also a trustee of The Lord Brock Memorial Trust, the custodian of the Old St Thomas’s Operating Theatre, Museum and Herb Garret.

  • Peter Kyle

    Peter joined the Board in 2014, following a career in the arts and cultural sector spanning theatre, dance, arts management and education.

    His former roles include Director-General of The English Speaking Union, Chief Executive of The Scottish Ballet, Chairman of the Centre for Contemporary Arts and Dean of the Arts Educational Schools, London and leading the development of Shakespeare’s Globe as Chief Executive.

    Peter is currently Chairman of the University of Westminster, Chairman of The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Chairman of the Centre for Magic Arts, Honorary President of Tavaziva Dance Company, and a Trustee of the Noel Coward Foundation.  He is a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and an Honorary Fellow of South Bank University.

  • Hugh Raven

    Hugh became a trustee at the Foundation in 2010. That same year he finished a six-year term as a member for Scotland of the UK Sustainable Development Commission. He has been a board member of Scottish Natural Heritage and the RSPB, and environment advisor to the UK Foreign Secretary and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

    Hugh chairs the Marine Conservation Society, the Open Seas Trust, and the Environmental Funders’ Network (of which the Foundation is a member), and has non-executive positions in the private sector.

  • Gary Steinberg

    Gary was appointed to the Trustee Board in July 2016 and as of January 2017, he was appointed the Chairman of the Finance and Investment Committee. Gary is a non-executive director at asset management firms Sarasin and Partners and CBO Investment Management, and has over 35 years’ experience working in the investment industry. This includes high profile positions as Chief of the Investment Unit at the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C., Chief Investment Officer of Wellcome Trust, the world's largest endowed medical research charity, and Chief Executive of British Petroleum's UK pension plan.  

    Gary also held non- executive positions with SVG Capital, a leading UK private equity company, and was Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. He served on the Investment Committees of the University of Cambridge Endowment (2002-6) and The Kings Fund (2006-2009). 

  • Geraldine Blake

    Geraldine was appointed to the Trustee Board in July 2016. Geraldine’s career has been in the charity sector, most recently as Chief Executive of Community Links, a social action charity tackling inequality in east London and sharing the learning nationally. She also founded a social enterprise, GAP Research, which supported residents and service users to help design and champion more effective public services. 
     
    Geraldine is a member of the National Early Action Task Force and the London Communities Commission.