How the charity is managed

The Bupa Foundation's strategic direction and funding decisions are overseen by our Board of Trustees, which is made up of four Bupa leaders and four independent external trustees.

The Bupa Foundation is a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales (Company registration number 9524970) and registered with the Charity Commission for England & Wales (Charity number 1162759). 

The Bupa Foundation receives its funding entirely from Bupa. 

How the Board of Trustees are involved

Our trustees provide strategic direction, setting the Bupa Foundation's funding strategy and deciding on the theme of each funding programme. They are responsible for the governance of the Foundation, ensuring that the way in which we operate and the work we support is in line with our charitable purpose.

Trustees oversee the strategic direction and effective and efficient management of the Bupa Foundation. They review and approve grants, monitoring the way in which funds are used by grant recipients. 

Our trustees act as a champion for the Bupa Foundation.

Meet our Trustees

Alex Cole - Chair
Leader at Ithaca Partners and former Chief Sustainability & Corporate Affairs Officer, Bupa Group

Andrea Spyropoulos
Former President, Royal College of Nursing

Helen Cliffe
Radiology Registrar, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Mark Davies
Communications Director, World Wide Web Foundation

Paula Franklin
Chief Medical Officer, Bupa Group 

Rob Edmundson
Chief Transformation and Operating Officer, Bupa Global & UK

Sally Pain
Chief Sustainability & Corporate Affairs Officer, Bupa Global & UK

Tom Hoosen-Webber
Chief People & Procurement Officer, Bupa Global & UK

A message from our Chair

"The driving force of the Bupa Foundation is to help people to live longer, healthier, happier lives. Our programmes and funding are directed towards projects and initiatives that improve mental wellbeing and resilience." 

Alex Cole, Chair, Bupa Foundation

Alex Cole, Chair Bupa UK Foundation

Meet the team

Anna Russell
Director of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability and the Bupa Foundation

Jess Lisbon
Head of Community (maternity cover)

Bijal Patel
Bupa Foundation Manager (maternity cover)

Jess Albone
ESG Communications Manager

Carla Baird
Project Executive - Wellbeing for Educators