Trustees

The Burdett Trust for Nursing is governed by a board of voluntary trustees. The trustees direct the funding policy of the charity and make all grant decisions. They bring specialist knowledge from a wide range of backgrounds and all are closely involved in all aspects of the Trust's work.
 
Alan Gibbs
Alan Gibbs
Chairman of Trustees
Alan Gibbs was on the Council of the RNPFN from 1996 until its sale to Liverpool Victoria in 2001 and has been the Chairman of the Burdett Trust for Nursing since its inception. His great-grandfather, Henry Hucks Gibbs, was one of the original sponsors of RNPFN in 1887. Alan graduated from Oxford in 1974 and worked for Flemings for 17 years before pursuing his own interests in the Far Eastern investment markets. He was a school governor for over 10 years.

 

Dame Christine Beasley
Dame Christine Beasley
Trustee
Christine was awarded an Honorary Professorship in Nursing by Thames Valley University in 1997 and is the Pro Chancellor at the University. She has been awarded Honorary Doctorates from the Universities of Nottingham, Wolverhampton, Northumbria, Sheffield Hallam, Keele, Plymouth, and City University, London. She is also a Fellow of the Queen's Nursing Institute and until recently was a Trustee of Marie Curie Cancer Care. Christine was awarded a CBE in 2002 and a DBE in June 2008

 

Andrew Gibbs
Andrew Gibbs
Trustee
Andrew Gibbs studied History at Cambridge. Since 1988 he has been an investment manager specialising in Asian and Emerging Market investments. He has worked in Hong Kong and London for firms such as Manulife, Skandia, New Star Asset Management and Quaestor Investment managing long only and market neutral investment portfolios for pension funds, charitable foundations, insurance companies and investment trusts. Between 2004 and 2009, he was a senior member of New Star Asset Management’s institutional investment team, which managed over £3 billion in international equities for global institutions. He currently manages investments for Henderson Rowe, a multi-asset investment firm, sitting on the Investment Committee as one of the Senior Investment Managers. He is a trustee of several family trusts. He is actively engaged in research on the demographic challenges facing Asian economies and recently briefed the European External Action Service on Thailand.

 

Jack Gibbs
Jack Gibbs
Trustee
Jack Gibbs is a Director of The Prince's Rainforests Project. After a degree in Land Economics at Cambridge University, Jack worked in Land Use Management in the UK. Jack switched career and spent the next 17 years working in the Debt and Equity Capital Markets business at Merrill Lynch, based in London and New York. He is a branch sponsor of The Microloan Foundation in Malawi..
Jack Gibbs is a Director of The Prince's Rainforests Project. After a degree in Land Economics at Cambridge University, Jack worked in Land Use Management in the UK. Jack switched career and spent the next 17 years working in the Debt and Equity Capital Markets business at Merrill Lynch, based in London and New York. He is a branch sponsor of The Microloan Foundation in Malawi.. - See more at: http://www.btfn.org.uk/who-we-are.htm#sthash.5QSIZZO6.dpufJack Gibbs is a Director of The Prince's Rainforests Project. After a degree in Land Economics at Cambridge University, Jack worked in Land Use Management in the UK. Jack switched career and spent the next 17 years working in the Debt and Equity Capital Markets business at Merrill Lynch, based in London and New York. He is a branch sponsor of The Microloan Foundation in Malawi.. - See more at: http://www.btfn.org.uk/who-we-are.htm#sthash.5QSIZZO6.dpufJack Gibbs is a Director of The Prince's Rainforests Project. After a degree in Land Economics at Cambridge University, Jack worked in Land Use Management in the UK. Jack switched career and spent the next 17 years working in the Debt and Equity Capital Markets business at Merrill Lynch, based in London and New York. He is a branch sponsor of The Microloan Foundation in Malawi.. - See more at: http://www.btfn.org.uk/who-we-are.htm#sthash.5QSIZZO6.dpuf

 

Bill Gordon
Bill Gordon
Trustee
Bill Gordon had a long career with Barclays Bank. He was Chief Executive - UK Banking Services when he retired from the Board of Barclays PLC in 1998. At that time he was Chairman of Barclays Pension Fund Trustees Ltd and he continued in that role until 2004. He was a non executive Director of Britannia Building Society from 1999 -2009 and was Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director for the last four of those years.

 

Dr. Michael Gormley
Dr. Michael Gormley
Trustee
Dr Michael Gormley was educated at Ampleforth College and did his medical training at Cambridge and the Middlesex Hospital.  After various hospital appointments and a year as an NHS GP in Gloucestershire, he moved to his current job as a private family doctor in Knightsbridge.  His special interests have included osteopathy, homeopathy and psychological problems including addictions.  Michael has served as a trustee of the Institute of Complementary Medicine, the Addication Recovery Foundation and the Orchard Foundation which specialises in trauma.

 

Evy Hambro
Evy Hambro
Trustee

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
Andrew Martin-Smith
Trustee

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.

 

Lady Henrietta St. George
Lady Henrietta St. George
Trustee

Lady Henrietta St. George was born in London in 1949 to the Duke & Duchess of Grafton, England. She was educated at day and boarding schools and then trained as a kindergarten teacher, taught in various schools and managed a Play Group in a London Children's Hospital. She commenced training as a Children's Nurse and has travelled extensively in the Far East and worked for the leading Children's Charity, Save the Children Fund.

Lady Henrietta is involved in numerous social programmes on Grand Bahama Island and since the death of her husband, Edward St George, Lady Henrietta has assumed the role of Co-Chairman of The Grand Bahama Port Authority.

Lady Henrietta St. George was born in London in 1949 to the Duke & Duchess of Grafton, England. She was educated at day and boarding schools and then trained as a kindergarten teacher, taught in various schools and managed a Play Group in a London Children's Hospital. She commenced training as a Children's Nurse and has travelled extensively in the Far East and worked for the leading Children's Charity, Save the Children Fund.

Lady Henrietta is involved in numerous social programmes on Grand Bahama Island and since the death of her husband, Edward St George, Lady Henrietta has assumed the role of Co-Chairman of The Grand Bahama Port Authority.

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Dame Eileen Sills DBE
Dame Eileen Sills DBE
Trustee

Dame Eileen Sills is the Chief Nurse and Director of Clinical Services at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and has been in post since January 2005. In addition she also holds visiting professorial posts at both King's College London and London South Bank Universities. Eileen started her nursing career in Stockport, qualifying at Stepping Hill Hospital in 1983, and then went on to specialise in Accident & Emergency nursing taking up her first sisters post in London in 1985. In 1990 Eileen took the opportunity to become a ward sister on a medical ward and over the following 3 years developed the ward into a nursing development unit, becoming one of the first units to receive pump priming funds from the King's Fund Centre.

Following this Eileen took up a number of senior nursing/general management posts across London and was appointed to her first Director of Nursing post in 1999 at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. In July 2001 she moved to Whipps Cross University Hospital as their Director of Nursing becoming Deputy Chief executive in 2004, just before she left she had a period of being the Acting Chief Executive.

Eileen received a CBE in 2003 and a DBE in 2015 in the New Year Honours list and has a Masters degree in Health Service Management from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

 

David Sines CBE
David Sines CBE
Trustee
Professor David Sines was recently Pro Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean and Professor of Community Health Care Nursing at the Faculty of Society and Health at Buckinghamshire New University. He held previous roles as Executive Dean for the Faculty of Health & Social Care at London South Bank University and as Head of School of Health Sciences at the University of Ulster. David obtained his PhD in social policy from the University of Southampton in 1993 and has held four Secretary of State appointments, including appointments to the UKCC and NMC. He has been a Governor of three NHS Foundation Trusts in London. He recently held an Honorary Appointment with Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust as Associate Director of Nursing. He is a Fellow of the RCN and received a CBE in the 2010 Queen's Birthday Honours List for ‘Services to Health Care'. David is a Non-Executive Director with the Central London NHS Community Healthcare Trust and an Associate Non-Executive Director with Buckinghamshire NHS Hospitals Trust. David has been appointed as Emeritus Professor of Community Healthcare at Buckinghamshire New University and as an Associate Assistant Director to the GP Deanery at Health Education North West London.

 

Jo Webber
Jo Webber
Trustee

Jo Webber has recently retired from her role as Director of the Ambulance Services Network and Deputy Policy Director of the NHS Confederation. Previously Jo worked as a Policy Manager with the NHS Confederation, following her previous role as Director of Clinical Services at Broxtowe and Hucknall PCT with responsibility for provided services; clinical risk and quality assurance; and partnership working and joint commissioning. Jo was previously Director of Operations and Assistant Director of Nursing at Nottingham Community Health NHS Trust and has worked in the NHS for over 20 years.

 

 

 

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