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Trust Engagement Committee

The Committee oversees our work as the charity for Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust to ensure we maximise the impact of our funding.


Helen Bailey, Trustee – Chair

Helen is an experienced public sector leader. She has most recently worked in an advisory capacity with iMPOWER and as Chief Executive of a London Borough, a senior treasury official and the Chief Officer of the Mayor’s office for Policing and Crime. Previously, she was a member of the Board of Clarion Housing Group.

Sir Ron Kerr, Trustee

Ron was appointed as Council of King’s College London in August 2019 and Chair of NHS Providers in July 2019. Prior to this, he joined Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust as Chief Executive in 2007. Other roles have included Deputy Director of Financial Management for the NHS Executive and Chief Executive of the South East London Commissioning Agency.

Dr Danny Sriskandarajah, Trustee

Danny joined Oxfam GB as Chief Executive in January 2019. Previously, he held leadership roles at CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance, the Royal Commonwealth Society, the Commonwealth Foundation and the Institute for Public Policy Research. In addition, he is also a Trustee of the Disasters Emergency Committee.

Richard Taylor

Richard joined Imperial Cancer Research Fund in 1998. He was heavily involved in the merger with CRC which created Cancer Research UK in 2002. He oversaw dramatic growth in fundraising from £200m to £500m and the launch of Stand up to Cancer with Channel 4. Richard joined Macmillan in October 2015 as Executive Director of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications with the remit to raise vital funds and awareness in order to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can.

Sarah Talbot-Williams

Sarah has just spent the last eight years building proactive income generation to maximise the benefit to patients across the south west at Above & Beyond, the NHS charity based in Bristol. Previously, she has worked for national charities, including Mencap and CLIC Sargent. Here, she developed organisational strategies which helped secure sustainable income streams for their vital work.

Sue Gallagher

Sue has held a number of senior roles in the NHS and was Chief Executive of Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth Health Authority from 1997 to 2002. More recently, she has worked with the Department of Health as a consultant and with many individuals and organisations in the public and third sectors as an executive coach, facilitator and development consultant.

Jackie Parrott

Jackie is Chief Strategy Officer at Guy’s and St Thomas’. Up until 2000, Jackie held a number of clinical operational roles in Trusts, managing local and specialist services. Presently, she’s responsible for developing the Trust’s organisational and clinical strategy, supporting clinical services and key strategic partnerships.

Marian Ridley

Marian Ridley has years of experience as a manager in the NHS. Prior to becoming Evelina London’s first Director in 2013, she was Director of Strategy for Guy’s and St Thomas’. Marian is responsible for leading Evelina London overall. Presently, she works with the Executive team to ensure staff can deliver the best possible service to children and their families.

Sarah Clarke

Sarah is the Director of Guy’s Cancer. Prior to this, she was Divisional Director of Cancer Services at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and Divisional Director of Women’s and Children’s at Kings College NHS Foundation Trust. Presently, Sarah leads the Guy’s Cancer team to provide the best possible care for cancer patients across South East London.

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