How we are governed

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

The role of the Board of Trustees

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.

Our Trustees

Alex Cole - Chair, Chief Sustainability & Corporate Affairs Officer, Bupa Group

Andrea Spyropoulos, Former President, Royal College of Nursing

Charles Richardson, Chief Financial Officer, Bupa Global & UK

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, Transformation and Marketing Director, Bupa Global & UK

Sally Pain, Corporate Affairs Director, Bupa Global & UK

Tom Hoosen-Webber, People Director, 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

Claire Baker-Mosley
Head of Community

Lucy Delaney
Bupa Foundation Manager

Bijal Patel
Bupa Foundation administrator