St George’s Hospital Charity has seven Trustees. They hold quarterly meetings at which they decide which grants to award St George’s Healthcare and when they review fundraising and communications and the Charity’s financial position.
Stephen Hickey, the current Chairman, was appointed a Trustee in 2008. He currently serves as Vice Chair of NHS Wandsworth Primary Care Trust and a member of the NHS South West London Joint Boards. Prior to its move to St George’s, he was a non-executive director of Community Services Wandsworth. He lives in Wimbledon and both he and his family have been patients in St George’s. Stephen’s other roles include serving as Chair of the Community Transport Association UK, as a Trustee of the Disabled Living Foundation, and as a member of the Independent Transport Commission. His earlier career as a senior civil servant included roles as a Director General in the Department for Transport and the Department for Work and Pensions, and as Chief Executive of the Civil Service College.
Anthony Marshall was appointed a Trustee in June 2012. A chartered accountant with 30 years experience in the financial sector, he was until recently the Treasurer of Shooting Star CHASE children’s hospices and is an adviser to Cooltan Arts, a mental health charity in South London. He has lived in South West London for 40 years and both his grandsons were born at St George’s.
Hazel Norman joined the Board of Trustees of St George’s Hospital Charity in April 2010. She has many years experience working in the not-for-profit sector, gaining skills in strategic planning and charity governance. Hazel is currently Executive Director of the British Ecological Society. She has a strong connection with the local area, having lived in Tooting for 15 years. Her children were born at St George’s and her family have been patients at the hospital.
Carol Varlaam became a Trustee of St George’s Hospital Charity in October 2009. Carol was Chairman of Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth Health Authority for two years and Deputy Chairman of Southwest London Strategic Health Authority for four years. Before that she had ten years’ experience as Head of Corporate Human Resource Planning at the BBC. She is a lay member of the General Dental Council. She lives in Wandsworth with her husband, and she and her family have been regular users of St George’s services for many years.
Annette Ward has extensive experience in the voluntary sector, in both paid and unpaid positions, including the Rainer Foundation, Eaves Housing for Women Limited, Common Purpose and Futurebuilders England. She has an MBA from City University Business School, has lived in Balham for the past 13 years and has been a patient at St George’s. Annette joined us as a Trustee in October 2008.
Paul Wilkinsonjoined St George’s Hospital Charity as Trustee in May 2006. After a serious road traffic accident in 2003, in which he severely damaged his leg, Paul spent five years under the care of St George’s Hospital. During this time he underwent a number of operations which essentially saved his leg. Paul wants to use his own experience of the care and treatment he received as both an in-patient and out-patient to benefit the patients, staff and services at St George’s. Paul spent many years in the banking sector, followed by several years as a fundraiser for local and national charities. He is currently Chief Executive of the Lifetrain Trust, which empowers young people and disabled people to make positive changes to their lives.
The Trustees are supported by:
The Fundraising Team – meet the team here.
David Evans, Head of Finance, joined St George’s Hospital Charity in May 2011. David qualified as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland in 1967. Since 1981 he has worked entirely in the voluntary sector as a senior finance manager, auditor, consultant and trustee. He now works part-time as a freelance charity accountant and financial strategist. He is Hon Treasurer of Age UK Islington and is a member of the Honorary Treasurers’ Forum.
Martyn Willis, Chief Executive, joined St George’s Hospital Charity in May 2010. Martyn comes with many years experience in regional press and has previously held trustee and chair of trustee posts with community charities.