Trustees

The Board of Trustees of the Richard Dimbleby Cancer Fund

David Dimbleby
David Dimbleby

Patron

David Dimbleby

David Dimbleby, Broadcaster and journalist, presenter of the BBC’s long-running topical debate programme Question Time from 1994-2018. He hosted the BBC Election Night coverage from 1979 to 2017, as well as United States presidential elections on the BBC until 2016. Founder member of The Richard Dimbleby Cancer Fund, chairing the charity until 2013.

Jonathan Dimbleby
Jonathan Dimbleby

Chair

Jonathan Dimbleby

Jonathan Dimbleby, writer, historian and broadcaster; founder trustee of RDCF (1966- ) and Chairman (2013-).

Helen Boaden
Helen Boaden

Deputy Chair

Helen Boaden

Helen is Chair of Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre and Patron of the town’s Books by the Beach festival. She sits on the UK Statistics Authority, chairs the Audio Content Fund and is a Council member of the Royal Academy of Arts. Helen spent 34 years at the BBC, starting as a reporter in local radio in Leeds and ending on the Executive Board as Director of BBC Radio. In between, she ran Radio 4 and was the first female Director of BBC News. Helen joined the Board of the Richard Dimbleby Cancer Fund in 2017.

Hamish Sinclair
Hamish Sinclair

Honorary Treasurer

Hamish Sinclair

Partner, Business Development and Philanthropy, Stonehage Fleming since 2015, advising international families on their family and philanthropic strategy. Established the Stonehage Fleming Charitable Foundation for the Stonehage Fleming Group in 2016, and is a Trustee Afrika Tikkun UK. Hamish joined the Board of The Richard Dimbleby Cancer Fund in 2016.

Pat Brolly
Pat Brolly

Trustee

Pat Brolly

Pat has over 20 years’ experience in financial services, having held product and marketing roles at Barclaycard, Capital One and Morgan Stanley. Pat is currently Head of Products, Continental Europe, at Visa, chairs the Visa Europe Women in Business network and joined the Board of The Richard Dimbleby Cancer Fund in 2021.

Fred Dimbleby
Fred Dimbleby

Trustee

Fred Dimbleby

Fred Dimbleby works as a digital journalist at ITV News, and has seen how impactful online resources can be for people who are searching for answers. Cancer Care Map provides an easy and accessible guide for people and that’s something that really excites him – to see how Cancer Care Map has a real impact on people’s lives. Fred joined the Board of trustees in 2019.

Liz Price
Liz Price

Trustee

Liz Price

Liz Price has worked in the NHS in London since 2005. Between 2014-21, she was the lead for a regional living with and beyond cancer programme. Her award winning team has led the way strategically regarding managing cancer as a long term condition in primary care, psychosocial support, cancer rehabilition and lymphoedema. Liz is also an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation and is the owner of Full Frame Coach. Liz joined the Board of the Richard Dimbleby Cancer Fund in 2020.

Jo Ralling
Jo Ralling

Trustee

Jo Ralling

Jo Ralling has worked for The Food Foundation as Head of Communications and Campaign Director for Veg Power since 2019 and was behind the EAT THEM TO DEFEAT THEM campaign partnership with ITV which has was recognised by a variety of awards including Cost Sector Catering, IGD, Fresh Produce Journal and Social Media campaign 2019. Jo was named on the Public Sector Top 20 most influential list for 2019. Prior to this she launched the SUGAR SMART campaign for the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation and played a pivotal role in delivering the UK and global advocacy campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of Sugar to long term public health and lobbying the Government to urgently introduce a Childhood Obesity Strategy and Sugar Tax. In 2015 she lead the Food Revolution Day campaign calling for food education to be a compulsory part of the school curriculum. The global petition reached a staggering 1.7 million signatures and was the first campaign to get support from every country in the world. Jo has been a Board member of The Richard Dimbleby Cancer Fund since 2012.

Professor Arnie Purushotham
Professor Arnie Purushotham

Trustee

Professor Arnie Purushotham

Professor Arnie Purushotham has been a Consultant Academic Surgeon for 26 years having worked in Glasgow, Cambridge and London. He is Professor of Breast Cancer at King’s College London and Consultant Surgeon at Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust. He is also the Director of King’s Health Partners Comprehensive Cancer Centre and until recently Senior Clinical Advisor, Cancer Research UK and Medical Director, Tata Trusts Cancer Care Programme. In these roles, he has had a close association with the Charity over the last 12 years and joined the Board of Trustees in 2020.

 

Kyle Taylor
Kyle Taylor

Trustee

Kyle Taylor

Kyle Taylor is a digital and voting rights expert and activist with 15 years of campaigning, fundraising and government experience. His family – like so many – has been significantly impacted by cancer. He believes deeply in our mission to connect those affected with resources using technology. Kyle has been a Trustee of The Richard Dimbleby Cancer Fund since 2013.