Trustees and patrons

Find out who the trustees and patrons of Tommy's are.

Patrons and trustees

Patrons

Tom and Sara Parker Bowles

Tommy's trustees Tom and Sara Parker Bowles

Tom Parker Bowles is a food writer and broadcaster and Sara is Associate Editor at Harper's Bazaar. They have two children, Lola and Freddy.

“We are delighted to be supporting Tommy’s and its goal to reduce miscarriage, premature birth and stillbirth in the UK. There is no greater blessing than having children and we share in Tommy’s mission to help more parents have a healthy pregnancy and baby."

Ron Dennis CBE

Ron Dennis

Ron Dennis is the former Chairman and CEO of McLaren Technology Group, and the former Chairman of McLaren Automotive. He has been a pioneering force within motorsport, measured by the 158 Grand Prix wins and 17 World Championship triumphs that McLaren has achieved under his control, he is the most successful team chief in the history of Formula 1 racing. Dennis’s innovative approach to business, combined with his entrepreneurial courage, enabled McLaren to grow and diversify significantly. Alongside McLaren Automotive, which manufactures some of the most advanced and highly rated high-performance sports cars in the world today, the group also now encompasses McLaren Applied Technologies, which offers high-tech solutions for clients operating both inside and outside the motorsport and automotive arenas. McLaren’s activities range from producing the innovative hybrid ultra-high-performance sports car, the McLaren P1™; to providing technical support to assist Team GB athletes win 15 gold medals at the 2012 Olympic Games; to working in partnership with GSK to improve the efficiency of that company’s medication trials and production processes.

Alongside Sally Tennant, Ron Dennis was Co-Chair of our trustee board for 15 years before becoming a Patron in April 2016. 

Sally Tennant

Sally Tennant

Sally Tennant is a Director and Independent Wealth Management Adviser. From 2011 to 2014 Sally was Chief Executive of Kleinwort Benson. She was previously Chief Executive of Lombard Odier (UK) Ltd and Chief Executive of Schroders Private Banking. Her earlier career was in asset management at Gartmore plc, Morgan Grenfell Asset Management and S G Warburg.

Sally is a trustee of the STARS Foundation and is also a trustee of Guy's & St Thomas's Charity and sits on their Investment and Audit Committees. She holds a degree in Politics from the University of Durham, and is married with two children.

Trustees

Joe Chambers (Chairman)

Senior Managing Director, Evercore

Joe Chambers qualified as a chartered accountant but has worked in investment banking for 20 years. He is a Senior Managing Director of Evercore and was previously a partner at Lexicon Partners. He is married with three children.

Anita Charlesworth

Director of Research and Economics at the Health Foundation 

Before joining the Health Foundation in May 2014, Anita was Chief Economist at the Nuffield Trust for four years where she led the Trust’s work on health care financing and market mechanisms.

Anita was Chief Analyst and Chief Scientific Advisor at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport from 2007 to 2010 and, prior to this, she was Director of Public Spending at the Treasury from 1998-2007, where she led the team working with Sir Derek Wanless on his reform of NHS funding in 2002.

Anita has a Masters in Health Economics from York University and has worked as an Economic Advisor in the Department of Health and for SmithKline Beecham pharmaceuticals in the UK and USA. Anita is Vice-Chair of the Whittington Hospital NHS Trust.

Aedamar Comiskey

Aedamar is a senior corporate partner at Linklaters based in London who specialises in public and private M&A and corporate governance advisory work.

She is the lead relationship partner for many of the firm’s FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 clients across a broad range of sectors, including Amec Foster Wheeler, Aviva, HSBC, MS Amlin, Tate & Lyle and Vesuvius.

Anna David

Professor and Honorary Consultant in Obstetrics and Maternal Fetal Medicine at Institute for Women’s Health, University College London (UCL), London, UK.

Anna trained in medicine and qualified from St Andrew’s University, Scotland in 1989 with an Intercalated BSc in Medical Science and from Manchester University in 1992 was awarded MB ChB.

Anna did specialty training in obstetrics and gynaecology in London (NW Thames London Deanery) and completed a PhD on “Development of ultrasound guided gene therapy in the sheep fetus” in 2005, and then undertook subspecialty training in maternal fetal medicine at UCL with Professor Charles Rodeck as supervisor, becoming a consultant in 2008.

Anna was awarded an NIHR Clinical Senior Lectureship in Women’s Health in 2008, was promoted to Reader in 2012 and Professor in 2016.

Dominic Proctor

President, GroupM Worldwide

Dominic Proctor is President of GroupM Global; a role he assumed in January 2012. 

Prior to taking responsibility for managing GroupM worldwide operations, Dominic spent fifteen years as CEO of Mindshare Worldwide; a GroupM agency that he founded in 1997. 

Dominic began his agency career in 1979 and joined J. Walter Thompson in 1986.  He became Managing Director in 1991, and then Chief Executive in December 1992; a position he held for five years.  At the time he was the youngest Executive ever to be named CEO and he also held a seat on the Board of Directors of JWT Worldwide.

Stephen Russell (Honorary Treasurer)

Non Executive Directorships including Network Rail 

Bjorn Saven

Chairman of IK Investment Partners Limited, Chairman of IKARE Ltd, Deputy Chairman of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in London. Non-executive directorships including Nordea Bank, Orkla, Alfa-Laval (Deputy Chairman), Konecranes (Chairman) and Vattenfall.

Dominic Shorthouse

Trustee of The Amber Foundation and of The Anna Freud Centre, Member of the Advisory Board of Lennox Investment Management, Member of the Advisory Board of Manocap, Private Investor and Advisor

Kate Smaje

After beginning her career in M&A at Chase Manhattan and JP Morgan, Kate joined McKinsey where she leads the Consumer Digital work in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Kate helps leading retailers and consumer-facing companies capture opportunities afforded by new platforms, rethink their consumer-engagement models, and improve their marketing and sales performance. Kate is married with children.

Robert Sterling

Robert Stirling is a partner in the corporate department at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he focuses on transactions for insurers and asset management clients, as well as working on the regulatory issues involved in transactional work and the insurance sector generally. He advises on public and private acquisitions, private equity investments, portfolio and other risk transfers, share offerings and asset disposals. 

Rob is married, with three sons, who he tries to keep up with.

Hayley Tatum

Senior Vice President – People, Asda

Hayley has worked in retail all her working life, in luxury goods in airport retailing and then over 20 years with Tesco. Hayley worked her way up - from the checkouts to the boardroom and established herself in both Senior HR and Retail Operations Leadership roles.

In August 2011 Hayley joined Asda, where she is responsible for developing and leading the HR strategy, supporting 170,000 colleagues. Hayley lives in Buckinghamshire, with her husband and two children. She also enjoys family holidays, gardening and personal fitness.

Trudi Usher Boardman

Trudi is a Hedge Fund Specialist Consultant at Cambridge Associates where she also started her career after graduating from Durham University. She has also worked for Partners Advisers SA and Morgan Stanley. Trudi is married with two children.

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