The Board of Trustees
Foundations is guided by a Board of Trustees with diverse backgrounds that ensure strong governance and strategic vision. The trustees provide the latest clinical knowledge and a firm understanding of business, legal and financial issues that need to be addressed to ensure the long term success of the Charity.
Simon Gentry, Chair
Simon is the principal and founder of Campbell Gentry - a government affairs company providing strategic counsel and support in objective-oriented public affairs. He has been involved in stakeholder outreach programmes for a range of corporate clients in the areas of financial services, healthcare, technology, intellectual property, education, nutrition and sport. As a trustee and Chair, Simon advises and supports the charity on its profile, providing expertise in how to present itself to potential funders as well as guiding the Board on the strategic direction of Foundations.
Seb Mullin joined the Board of Trustees in November 2014 and brings a fresh new dimension to Foundations UK. As the former Chief Executive Officer for Scitec Nutrition and Managing Director for Glanbia – both leaders in the sports nutrition market – Seb has expertise on the role that nutrition products can play in supporting the weight reduction and management strategies used by Foundations’ Step Forward to Health programme. From a business perspective, Seb provides a business strategies dimension that is highly consumer focused and which will supplement Foundations’ social-centric business plan.
Dr. David Haslam
David is a GP with a special interest in obesity and diabetes. He is a physician in obesity medicine at the Centre for Obesity Research at Luton & Dunstable Hospital and Chair of the National Obesity Forum (NOF) in the UK. His books include ‘Fat, Gluttony and Sloth, Obesity in Art, Literature and Medicine’ a cultural history of obesity. David is well positioned to provide Foundations with real time information on how the NHS and Foundations can work together to reduce Obesity.
Richard Harris, Treasurer
Richard is a Chartered Accountant with extensive business and third sector experience. He is currently a non-executive director at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust where he is member of Audit Committee, and Governance & Risk Committee. He also is a non-executive director of Simplyhealth Group Limited where he holds the post of chair of Audit Committee and a member of the Capital & Investment Committee. He is also a leading fellow of the RSA, serving as a member of their Audit and Risk committee. Richard is involved with Action for Children as a trustee member of the Audit Committee.
Max is a solicitor and Managing Partner with Jones Day, a firm that is ranked among the world's most integrated law firms and best in client service. He has special expertise in building strategic alliances and contracts. Max has been mentioned as a highly recommended corporate lawyer in Legal Experts and The Legal 500: Who's Who in the Law. As a Foundations' trustee, Max advises and supports the charity on legal matters and changes in legislation.