Our Board of Trustees is responsible for providing governance and leadership for the Charity.

Richard Hunting
Chair

Richard is a director of Hunting PLC, a group of companies working in the engineering and oil industries. From 2007 to 2015 he was a non-executive director of Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. He is also a member of the Charity’s Property and Investment Committee and Fundraising committee. He was awarded the CBE in 2010 for services to the arts and to heritage.

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Lord Jamie Borwick

Jamie has for many years been interested in disability rights and access. He previously served as Chief Executive of Manganese Bronze, which manufactures London taxis. During his long career, he has played a huge role in developing new products for disabled people, including access to public transport. Jamie became interested in Royal Brompton Hospital after two of his sons were treated for congenital heart malformations. Jamie is a member of the Trust’s Property and Investment Committee, as well as a member of the House of Lords.

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Jo Thomas

Jo Thomas is Director of Communications and Public Affairs at the Trust. She has a background in marketing, publishing and television production and spent two years at the Department of Health, working closely with the Chief Medical Officer on public health and patient safety projects.

Jo brings expertise in marketing, communications and public affairs strategy, arts in health interventions and patient-facing publications to the Charity’s board.

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Paul Oldershaw

Dr Paul Oldershaw studied medical science and natural sciences at Cambridge University, before taking a university scholarship at St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School. Following medical school, he worked St Thomas’ Hospital, St George’s Hospital and Royal Brompton Hospital, and he was appointed as a consultant at Royal Brompton Hospital in 1982. He is a member of the British Cardiac Society and previously led the cardiovascular division at Royal Brompton Hospital. Paul has written over 100 papers on all aspects of cardiovascular problems and he has published five books. He brings a huge knowledge of the Foundation Trust to our Charity. 

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Caroline Bault

Caroline Bault is Managing Partner at CounselRock Partners, a specialist hedge fund research and alternative investment consultancy. She has over 25 years’ experience in financial services and capital markets. She is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and a member of the CFA Institute. Caroline served as Chair of the Education Committee of 100 Women in Hedge Funds in London and currently co-chairs 100WHFs’ Women on Boards Initiative in Europe. She also holds positions on a number of boards and within funds and trusts.

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Brenda Vandamme

Brenda Vandamme is a Director of Marven Limited and a former banker with JPMorgan. She has worked in private banking and asset management as well as investment banking and private equity. Brenda started her career in New York and has been living in London for 20 years in South Kensington.

She is dedicated to supporting charities, particularly for education, health, and children.

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Sarah Newitt

Sarah is a copywriting specialist and supports the charity through editing and proofreading, as well as providing a wealth of commercial marketing expertise.

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Helen Putter

Helen started her professional career in the Design and Advertising industry, where she specialised in Packaging Design, Branding and Marketing.

As a keen Philanthropist, Helen started working with Action On Addiction as a volunteer events planner and organiser. She has also worked for Munich International School where she spearheaded the creation of various projects to promote International Relations within the community. Helen worked with The Arnold Foundation, where she introduced event fundraising.

In 2012 she joined the Fundraising Committee at Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity to help with the Hybrid Theatre Appeal and continues to support the Charity with fundraising events.

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Raj Shah

Raj joined Nordic Capital in May 2015, with a focus on healthcare investments. Prior to joining the Charity, Raj was Co-Head of European Healthcare Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs. Raj originally trained as a cardiac surgeon and holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from University of Oxford, Imperial College London, and London Business School. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons.