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We are very fortunate to have a committed group of trustees, some of whom have links in the NHS while others have expertise in other industries such as law and investments. Together, they determine the charity's strategic aims and assess suitability of projects for charity funding.

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Lord Hemphill - Chairman

Lord Hemphill, who became chairman on 1 October 2020. He has worked in investment management firms for over 40 years and also chairs the investment sub-committee. He serves as a trustee of charitable and family trusts and is chairman of the council at St. Mary’s School Ascot.

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Dr Junaid Bajwa

Dr Junaid Bajwa is a practising GP, a non-executive director at UCLH and Chief Medical Scientist at Microsoft Research. He also holds academic posts at UCL, Harvard, & Stanford. He has a special interest in the use of technology and data to improve patient outcomes and delivering equitable impact, at scale.

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Nigel Keen

Nigel Keen is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, and the Institute of Engineering and Technology. His career covered venture capital, industry and banking. He is the chairman of various health and technology organisations which include MedAccess Guarantee Limited and Deltex Medical plc.

Adrian Parkhouse

Adrian Parkhouse

Adrian Parkhouse is a partner at the law firm, Farrer & Co LLP. A commercial litigator, he has particular experience in the conduct of disputes related to art. He has chaired the IBA’s Art Heritage and Law Committee and served on the International Council of Museums Legal Committee. He now sits on the Ethics Committee of the Museums Association.

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Prof Donald Peebles

Prof Donald Peebles is a Professor of Maternal Fetal Medicine in the UCL Institute for Women’s Health, Clinical Director of the London Maternity Network and he is national specialty advisor in obstetrics. He has a number of research interests that focus on improving the outcomes for women and their babies following complicated pregnancies.

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James Petit

James Petit joined the board of trustees in June 2021. He has over 30 years’ property investment and development experience. He was head of UK Real Estate at Deutsche Asset Management and managed diverse multi-national teams and clients. He is a member of the property committee for the RC Diocese of Westminster.

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Prof Mervyn Singer

Prof Mervyn Singer is a Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at UCL and a National Institute Health Research Senior Investigator. His research focuses on sepsis, multi-organ failure, innovative monitors, diagnostics and drugs. He co-chaired the Sepsis Redefinitions International Task Force and led a UCL/UCLH collaboration with Mercedes Benz that developed a new breathing aid machine in the Covid-19 pandemic.

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