Professor Ursula Gallagher, was appointed as Deputy Chief Inspector of General Medical Services and Integrated Care – Nursing Lead (London) at the Care Quality Commission. She was previously the Governing Body Nurse and the Director of Quality and Patient Safety for Brent, Harrow and Hillingdon CCGs. Prior to this she worked as a Director of Quality and Clinical Governance for more than 20 years. She has worked at a national level leading work on Safeguarding and Clinical Leadership. In 2009 she co-led the support unit for the Prime Minister’s Commission in the Future of Nursing and Midwifery, which published its report ‘Frontline Care’ in March 2010. Ursula has worked in a variety of clinical settings especially in the field of cardiorespiratory care and still works in clinical practice mostly with patients with long term respiratory disease. Ursula’s other interests include professional leadership, workforce and role development, developing new organisational forms for care delivery and involving patients in service re-design. Ursula was a member of the Clinical Advisory Panel for the King’s Fund Inquiry into the Quality of General Practice in England, and is a member of the Department of Health Payment by Results Clinical Advisory Group. She is also Visiting Professor in Primary Care Leadership at Buckinghamshire New University.
Evy Hambro, Managing Director, is the Chief Investment Officer of the Natural Resources Equity team within BlackRock's Alpha Strategies and is also Global Head of Commodities for BlackRock. He sits on the BlackRock Global Operating Committee and is a member of the Alpha Strategies Partner Group. Evy is responsible for the management of the BGF World Mining and BGF World Gold Funds. He is also manager of the BlackRock Gold and General Fund and the BlackRock World Mining Trust. Evy is co-manager of the BlackRock Natural Resources Hedge Fund and manager of a number of segregated portfolios.
Mr Hambro's service with the firm dates back to 1994 including his years with Mercury Asset Management and Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM) which merged with BlackRock in 2006. He has worked for the firm in London, Sydney and Toronto. Mr Hambro earned a BSc degree, with honors, in Agricultural Food Marketing, from Newcastle University in 1994. He is a Trustee of the Julian Baring Scholarship Fund which provides financial assistance to allow African students to continue their studies and pursue a career in the mining industry.
Andrew Martin Smith began his career at Hambros Bank in 1975 as a graduate from Oxford University. He has over 30 years experience in the financial services industry and currently works on private equity related matters with Guinness Asset Management. He is Chairman of Parmenion Capital Management and a Director of other investment related companies including Church House Trust PLC, Runciman Investments, and Atlantis Japan Growth and M&G High Income investment trusts.
Andrew has spent the last 15 years specifically involved in the fund management industry firstly as Chief Executive of Hambros Fund Management where the RNPFN was a long established client. He joined Berkshire Capital Securites after Hambros' successor fund management interests were acquired by Investec. His experience at Berkshire has involved him in providing advice and raising capital for several new independent fund management companies and he remains an advisory director.
Andrew is a trustee of several family and charitable organisations and a school governor.
Tony was educated as a mental health and general nurse. Appointed to be the inaugural Queens Nursing Institute Professor of Community Nursing at the University of Manchester Where he undertook original research into clinical supervision for nurses and into the development of psychosocial interventions for people with schizophrenia. In 1994 he was invited by the UK Secretary of State for Health to Chair to lead a national review of mental health nursing leading to a report ‘Partnerships in Care’. He has been - General Secretary for the WHO Collaborating Centres for Nursing, Head of Department, Dean of School and Pro-Vice Chancellor for external affairs for the University of Manchester. He became the founding Chair of the Council of Deans of Health in 1998 and in 2002 he returned to the NHS in the East Midlands as Chief Executive for the Trent Workforce Confederation becoming Director of a Research Centre for Clinical and Academic Workforce Innovation at the University of Lincoln in 2005. He led a government review of clinical academic careers for nursing and the health professions leading to a publication ’Developing the best research professionals’. A Non-Executive Director of the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, he was invited by the Secretary of State for Health to be Chairman until its closure in 2013. Tony was Vice Chair of the RCN Foundation until 2018 and is Vice-President of a registered Charity, the Foundation for Nursing Studies (FoNS). Tony is a Trustee of the Children and Family Counselling Centre in Altrincham.
Professor Emerita Mary Lovegrove OBE is a diagnostic radiographer by profession. She holds a personal chair in education and development of allied health professions. Mary was awarded the OBE for services to allied health care in the 2012 Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Birthday Honours. In 2014 she was the first to be awarded the International Chief Health Professions Officers Excellence Award. Mary has enjoyed a long academic career as Head of Department for Allied Health Sciences at London South Bank University from which she retired in 2011 moving to a part-time role as International Lead, Faculty of Health and Social Care at the same university. Throughout her professional and academic career Mary has held a number of international roles: Vice President for Europe and Africa for the International Society of Radiographers and Radiologic Technologists; Academic Advisor to Hong Kong Polytechnic University and currently Visiting Professor to Singapore Institute of Technology. Mary is a Director of Allied Health Solutions and in this capacity has taken the academic lead on the UK wide review of the paramedic education and training (PEEP) and very recently HEE’s Reducing Pre-registration Attrition and Improving Retention (RePAIR) project for the four fields of nursing, midwifery and therapeutic radiography.