James Hughes-Hallett CMG (Chairman)
Chairman of John Swire & Sons Ltd and a Director of Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd and Swire Pacific Ltd. Chairman of United States Cold Stores Inc; non-executive Director HSBC Holdings plc. Fellow of the Society of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and an Honorary Fellow of The University of Hong Kong and of Merton College, Oxford and Chairman, Courtauld Institute. Trustee since 2005.
Sir David Bell
Chairman of the Financial Times from 1996 until retirement in 2009 and non-executive Director of the Economist since 2007. Sir David holds a number of Trustee positions including Chairman Sadler's Wells; the University of Roehampton; London Transport Museum; Media Standards Trust; Transformation Trust; Institute of War and Peace Reporting; Walpole Committee and a Board member of Common Purpose and Silatech and a Member of the Honorary Council of the Royal National Theatre. Trustee since 2011.
A member of the House of Lords. Tom is a Director (and past Chairman) of the Social Market Foundation, a Director of English National Opera, and President of the National Kidney Research Fund. Tom holds a number of non-executive Director positions. Trustee since 2004.
Tom was Chariman of the Foundation from 2007 to May 2013.
Joe is Chief Executive of NCG. Previously Joe was Deputy Chief Executive of the Home Group, Chief Executive of Tees Valley Regeneration, and was a Director, Corporate Banking in Barclays PLC. Joe is a Trustee of Arts Council England, and Chairs the board of Arts Council North East. He is also a senior non-executive Trustee of Durham University. Trustee since 2013.
Founder and Managing Director of 3PS Partners. John has 15 years experience as an entrepreneur and early-stage investor; Director of IMET2000 International Medical Education Trust; Trustee of Thresh a performing arts collaborative. He is particularly interested in education and information technology. Trustee since 2011.
Chairman of Millbank Investment Management Ltd, Chairman of Conflicts Committee, Lord Rothschild family office, Chairman: Keystone Investment Trust; Director: Henderson Smaller Companies Investment Trust. Non- executive Director, Oldfield and Co-vice Chairman: The Philanthropy Workshop. Advisory Fellow and Chairman of Investment Committee: Pembroke College, Oxford; Trustee: Soho Theatre; Governor of Bryanston School; member of the Financial Advisory Group of Salisbury Cathedral; External Investment Advisor to Catlin Insurance Group. Trustee since 2008.
Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett
Following an investment banking career Sir Thomas was Chief Executive of Marie Curie Cancer Care from 2000 until 2012. He is also Non Executive Chair of Cause4; Trustee of The Kings Fund; Chair of the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Foundation Trust; Commissioner of Royal Hospital Chelsea and Trustee of The Sixteen. Formerly Chairman of English Churches Housing Group and the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children and a Director of the National Council for Palliative Care. Trustee since 2008.
A former Barrister and formerly Chairman of South East Coast Strategic Health Authority. Kate is Vice Chairman of NHS South of England, former Vice Chairman of the Financial Ombudsman Service Limited, committee member of the Royal Horticultural Society, and a partner in a family land management and farming business. Trustee since 2001.
Sir Jonathan Phillips
Warden, Keble College, Oxford. Earlier career in the British Civil Service beginning in the former DTI group of departments (Director General, resources and services 2000 - 02) and moving to Northern Ireland Office in 2002, first as Political Director, working on the peace process, and subsequently as permanent secretary, which role he left in 2010 when the process of devolution to the Northern Ireland Assembly was completed. Currently also a board member of the charity, Co-operation Ireland, Chairman of Oxford Bach Choir Support Team, and Schola Cantorum. Trustee since 2011.
Founder, Chairman, and now Director of Forward Publishing Ltd; Founder, National Poetry Day and Forward Poetry Prizes; Founder, the Big Arts Week; Founder and Chairman, Streetsmart Action for the Homeless; Forward Thinking; the Arts Foundation. Trustee: British Institute of Human Rights; Britdoc; Free Word; Reprieve; Cuba Studies Trust. Former Member of the Arts Council and Chairman of its Lottery Committee. Trustee since 1999.
An award-winning author of fiction for children and adults. Governor of the children's charity, Coram, an Associate Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund, a former Trustee of the Art Fund Prize for Museums and Galleries, and a Patron of the Borders and Lennoxlove book festivals. She sits as a lay member of the Clinical Ethics Committee at Great Ormond Street Hospital, and on the UK Donation Ethics Committee of the Academy of Royal Medical Colleges. Trustee since 2014.