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How we are governed

We aim to be an open, transparent and responsible foundation and we are supported in this by external experts.

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Leadership from leaders

An exceptional group of experts guide us in driving our mission to build the foundations of a healthier society. Members of our board and committees bring a rich mix of experience from the worlds of healthcare, investments, asset management, consumer technology, charity and beyond.

Our Board of Trustees and committees

Our board of Trustees oversees the organisation and how we achieve impact across all areas of our work. Specialist committees support our board:

Our Trustees

Debu Purkayastha is a global investment leader and entrepreneur. He is the chair of our board.

Sally Tennant OBE is highly experienced in investments and wealth management. Sally is our Vice-Chair and the chair of our Childhood Obesity Programme Committee.

Helen Bailey is a senior public sector leader and advisor. She chairs our Trust Engagement Committee.

Paul Brown is a top media and technology executive. Paul is the chair of our Finance and Audit Committee.

Tom Joy is a seasoned leader in investments in the private and not-for-profit sectors. Tom chairs our Investment Committee.

Sir Ron Kerr is a senior NHS leader with over 30 years of experience. He is the Vice-Chair of our Trust Engagement Committee.

Dr Nikki Kanani is a primary care leader and a practising local GP. Nikki joined our board in early 2021.

Yasemin Lamy is an investment leader and chairs our Impact Investment Committee and our Health Effects of Air Pollution Programme Committee.

Dr Danny Sriskandarajah is a well-established figure in the social impact and not-for-profit sectors. He chairs our Multiple-Long Term Conditions Programme Committee.

Katherine Ward is a digital health and healthcare entrepreneur. Katherine chairs our Adolescent Mental Health Programme Committee.

Susanne Given is a leading non-executive director specialising in digital organisational growth.

Our annual reports

Each year we publish an annual report, setting out our impact and financial performance in the year.


Data about our grants

As a responsible funder, we are committed to being open and transparent about the organisations that we fund. Therefore, as part of this commitment, we publish data about the grants we make.

Firstly, you can find information about the organisations we fund below as well as through 360Giving. 360Giving supports UK funders to publish their data in an open and standardised format. This helps both funders and potential grantees to understand and use the data to support decision-making and learning.

Secondly, you can sort our data by multiple fields including funding date, grant type or by topic. The information includes all active grants as at April 2012 and all grants made since. We will update the information quarterly.

Finally, our data is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This is an open licence that allows anyone to access, use, and share the data provided freely. The data must be attributed to Guy’s & St Thomas’ Foundation.

We hope you find this information useful. If you have any questions about our data, please contact us.

Download data about our funded projects