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.
Dame Eileen Sills trained in Stockport and qualified as a registered nurse in 1983, she held a number of post registration positions within both general medicine and Accident & Emergency Medicine, before moving to London in 1985 where she took up her first senior position as a Sister in a busy A&E department at North Middlesex Hospital, followed by a short stint as a clinical tutor before taking up the post of Ward Sister in 1990.
The ward developed into one of the first funded Nursing Development Units. Having then taking a short break to have her first child, Eileen moved to UCLH as a senior nurse for A&E, followed by 4 years at the Royal Free Hospital, where she was a Divisional Nurse and Deputy general Manager. This led to her first Board appointment as Director of Nursing at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in 1999, moving on in 2001 to Whipps Cross Hospital as the Director of Nursing, becoming Deputy Chief Executive in 2003 and following the departure of the CEO acted as Chief Executive before moving to Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in 2005 as their Chief Nurse. Within 6 months of her appointment Eileen took on the additional responsibilities of the Director of Clinical Services and in 2007 was appointed as Chief Nurse & Chief Operating Officer. Due to the increasing complexity of the role 2012, the role split and Eileen’s portfolio has focussed on being the Chief Nurse and improving the patient experience, being made Deputy Chief Executive in 2016.
Eileen was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s 2003 New Years Honours list for services to nursing, and subsequently made a Dame in 2015. She holds two visiting professorships at King’s College London and London South bank Universities. She is the Chair of the Grant’s Committee for the Burdett Trust. Eileen has a national reputation for strong, visible, clinical leadership, and her drive to take senior nurses back to the bedside has earned her a national reputation for her clinical Friday’s initiative.