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Investment Committee

The Investment Committee has full delegated authority from our board to oversee and advise on the running of our endowment.


The Committee has agreed a Distribution Rule and Investment Policy that sets out the goals of the endowment and related operational policies.

David Bennett – Chair

David has recently retired from a long career in financial services, most recently having spent 13 years at the Investment Consultancy, Redington, where he was a senior consultant advising a diverse portfolio of institutional investors, Head of Investment Consulting, Chair of the Investment Strategy Committee and Board Member.

He began his career as an actuarial student at Commercial Union before moving to James Capel and then to Goldman Sachs where he spent 24 years in a variety of roles, including being a Trustee and Investment Committee member of the UK pension fund.

His current roles include being a Trustee of the Science Museum Foundation, a Director of the John Lewis Partnership Pensions Trust and a member of the Investment Committee of the BBC Pension Scheme.

Yasemin Saltuk Lamy

Yasemin is the Managing Director and Head of Asset Allocation and Capital Solutions at British International Investment plc. Previously, she covered Digital Identity and Innovation at Omidyar Network, and served in several roles at J.P. Morgan in London across derivatives and impact investing. Furthermore, Yasemin earned a Master of Science with merit in financial mathematics from King’s College London.

Gerald Kaye

Gerald Kaye, BSc (Est Man) FRICS, was appointed Chief Executive of Helical in July 2016. Previously, he worked as President of the British Council for Offices, a Director of London & Edinburgh Trust Plc and as Chief Executive of SPP. LET. EUROPE NV.

William Hill

William joined Schroders in 1989 and began his investment career in 1985 after qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor with Drivers Jonas. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), a member of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors and a past chairman of the Association of Real Estate Funds.

Pamela Thomas

Pamela is a Director in PwC’s Financial Services Advisory practice. She is an experienced international business transformation executive, with 20+ years of diversified expertise advising leaders in FTSE 100 Financial Institutions, Energy, and the public sector on transforming their organisations.

Susanne Given

Susanne is a leading non-executive director specialising in digital organisational growth. She has over two decades’ experience working for fast growing digital businesses and recognised leaders in retail. For instance, she has worked for John Lewis, Harrods and SuperDry. Currently, she chairs online furniture retailer and digital fashion brand Hush UK.

Roy Swan

Roy is Head of Mission Investments for The Ford Foundation, one of the world’s oldest and largest charitable foundations. Prior to his he was Managing Director and Co-Head of Global Sustainable Finance at Morgan Stanley and Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone.

Mark Woolley

Mark is Managing Director at BlackRock and brings a broad range of financial services experience to the Committee.

Our investment work

We manage our investments to deliver a mix of health impact and financial returns. Find out more.