Our governance

The Board

Sir Tom Hughes-Hallett

Founder and Chair

Chair of Chelsea & Westminster Hospital Foundation Trust, Chair and Co-founder of the Marshall Institute.

Mark Lever

Chief Executive

Dr Anna Dixon

Chief Executive, The Centre for Ageing Better

Claire Riley

Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs, Northumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Dr Stephen Dunn

Chief Executive, West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Jayne Blacklay

Managing Director, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Jane Collins

Chief Executive, Marie Curie

Catherine Johnstone CBE

Chief Executive, Royal Voluntary Service

Larissa Joy

Independent non-executive director

The Advisory Council

Sir Tom Hughes-Hallett

Chair of Chelsea & Westminster Hospital Foundation Trust, Chair and Co-founder of the Marshall Institute.

Chair and Founder of Helpforce

Dr Anna Dixon

Chief Executive, The Centre for Ageing Better

Helpforce Role – Anna is helping Helpforce to focus on forming partnerships for research & evaluation

Sara Siegel

Partner at Deloitte working on Healthcare strategy

Helpforce Role – UK Healthcare Strategy

Halima Khan

Executive Director – Health Lab, Nesta

Helpforce Role – Healthcare Innovation

Karl Wilding

Director of Public Policy and Volunteering, NCVO

Helpforce Role – Volunteering expert

Sir Paul Williams, OBE, KStJ, DL

Leading figure in the NHS, in his last role he was Director General for Health and Social Services, Welsh Assembly Government and CEO, NHS Wales.

Helpforce Role – NHS and healthcare expert

Emma Easton

Head of Voluntary Partnerships, Nursing Directorate, NHS England

Helpforce Role – NHS volunteer lead

Professor Sir Mike Richards

Former Chief Inspector of Hospitals – CQC

Helpforce Role – Advice on regulation

Professor John Ellershaw

Professor of Palliative Medicine / Director – Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute, Liverpool

Helpforce Role – Knowledge of volunteering internationally

Dominic Dodd

Chairman of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Bob Brown

Executive Director of Nursing / Director of Primary Care and Older People Services – Derry, County Londonderry, United Kingdom

Helpforce Role – Health and Social Care

Niall Dickson

CEO of NHS Confederation Helpforce Role – NHS

Laura Roberts

Director for the North – Health Education England

Helpforce Role – Health Education England

Sian Jarvis CB

Managing Director – Jarvis & Bo Communications. Trustee – Step up to Serve, iwill campaign

Helpforce Role – Communications advice, partnership with iwill

Baroness Camilla Cavendish

British journalist, policy advisor and Conservative member of the House of Lords

Helpforce Role – Training of volunteers, advice on governmental matters

Craig Morley MBE

Co-Founder and Chief Executive – Good Company

Helpforce Role – Intervention and service design

Julia Grant

Chief Executive, Pro Bono Economics

Helpforce Role – Advice on economic matters

Lesley Watts

Chief Executive – Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust

Helpforce Role – Acute Trust provider and Helpforce pilot perspective

Jeremy Hughes CBE

Chief Executive – Alzheimer’s Society

Helpforce Role – Extensive knowledge of volunteering in the UK and an expert of services relating to older people

Dame Gill Morgan

Chair NHS Providers

Helpforce Role – In depth knowledge of the NHS

Louise Mabley

Chair, NAVSM (National Association of Voluntary Service Managers)

Helpforce Role – Represent view of the volunteer services staff in Trusts, expert on best standards around volunteer management in the NHS

Joanna Killian

Chief Executive of Surrey County Council

Helpforce Role – Experience in local government

Janet Davies

Chief Executive and General Secretary Royal College of Nursing (RCN)

Helpforce Role – The voice of nursing