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

Jennifer Winter
Chair

Jennifer Winter is Chief Executive Officer of veterinary and pharmaceutical company Animalcare Group, where she has integrated separate business units to drive efficiency and growth. She has also been a Vice President at AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline. Jennifer brings many years of experience of the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors to the charity.

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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. 


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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Stuart Corbyn

Stuart Corbyn is a Chartered Surveyor and a past president of the British Property Federation. Following his retirement in 2008 after 23 years as Chief Executive of the Cadogan Estate, he has had a number of non-executive and Trustee appointments including Derwent London plc, the Pollen Estate, Royal Hospital Chelsea, Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 and Royal Albert Hall. He is a co-opted member of the City of London Corporation Property Investment Board and the Mercers’ Company’s Property Committee.

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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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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.


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.

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Don Wootton

Don is now retired after a career as a consulting engineer working internationally on major infrastructure projects. He has a particular perspective and experience of the Trust – first as a respiratory patient at the Royal Brompton and then as a lung transplant patient at the Harefield. He is keen for others to have the same gift of life that he had and fundraises for the Charity participating in a number of the events.

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Priya Ponnaiyah

Priya is a Solicitor who was Company Secretary of one of the Great Twelve City of London livery companies for 15 years, where she was responsible for overseeing the management of a substantial commercial property portfolio and operational matters.  She also advised its governing body on governance and strategy, and the Investments Committee on corporate and charity property holdings. Previously, she was the Group Solicitor for a listed commercial property company for many years. She brings to the Charity in-depth knowledge and experience in a broad range of commercial and charitable activities.