General Advisory Council

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Under the terms of the Fund's new Royal Charter, the Fund has established a General Advisory Council, chaired by the President.

The purpose of the General Advisory Council is to provide advice to the Chief Executive and Trustees to help the Fund achieve its mission. Members of the Council will use their collective expertise to reflect on the Fund's activities and impact in the previous year; act as a source of intelligence on the key issues and challenges in the health system and to engage in future thinking about trends and developments in policy, leadership and health care improvement.

General Advisory Council members

Members of the Council should be appointed by the President on the recommendation of the Chief Executive.

The following people were appointed to the General Advisory Council by our President HRH The Prince of Wales:

  • Dr Steve Allder, Neurologist, Re:Cognition Health
  • Lord Michael Bichard, House of Lords
  • Sir Ron Kerr CBE, Executive Vice Chair, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Jenny Owen CBE, Non-executive director, Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust
  • Ben Page, Chief Executive, Ipsos MORI
  • Jan Sobieraj, Managing Director, NHS Leadership Academy
  • Lord Victor Adebowale CBE, Chief Executive, Turning Point
  • Dr Samantha Barrell CBE, Chief Operating Officer, Francis Crick Institute
  • Paul Jenkins OBE, Chief Executive, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sarah Pickup, Deputy Chief Executive, Local Government Association
  • Dr Niti Pall, Medical Director, KPMG’s Global Health Practice
  • Dr Partha Kar, Consultant Endocrinologist, Clinical Director Endocrinology Diabetes, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Dr Emma Stanton, Chief Executive, Beacon UK
  • Dr Arvind Madan, Chief Executive Officer, Hurley Group
  • Ceinwen Giles, Director, Shine Cancer Support 
  • Dr Nikita Kanani MBE, Deputy Medical Director of Primary Care, NHS England 
  • Jeremy Taylor, Chief Executive, National Voices
  • Emma Coyler MBE, Chief Executive, Body and Soul
  • Dr Kamran Abbasi, International and digital editor, The BMJ
  • Kay Boycott, Chief Executive, Asthma UK
  • Professor Yvonne Doyle CB, Regional Director, Public Health England
  • Hannah Farrar, Partner, Carnall Farrar
  • Dr Nick Harding OBE, Chair, Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Charlotte Ramsden, Strategic Director for Children and Adult Services, Salford City Council
  • Amanda Pritchard, Chief Executive, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Professor Nicholas Mays, Professor of Health Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 
  • Lord Kerslake, Peer, House of Lords