Past Trustees and Directors

When the Foundation was established in 1943 it had two classes of trustees. Three Ordinary Trustees were responsible for the assets and seven Managing Trustees were given an annual budget and took the expenditure decisions. It became the convention that the Chairman of the Managing Trustees of the time became ex officio Chair of the Ordinary Trustees. The other two Ordinary Trustees were retired Managing Trustees. 

The structure was changed as part of the revision of the Trust Deed in 2003, since when there has been just one body of Trustees.

Ordinary Trustees
 
  • Viscount Nuffield (1943 - 1963)
  • Sir William Goodenough (1949 - 1951)
  • Wilfred Hobbs (1949 - 1971)
  • Carl Kingerlee (1952 - 1977)
  • William R. Gowers (1965 - 1978)
  • Sir Geoffrey C. Gibbs (1973 - 1975)
  • Lord (Alexander R.) Todd (1976 - 1996)
  • Lord (Burke) Trend (1977 - 1987)
  • Lord (Jack) Butterworth (1985 - 2003)
  • Lord Brian Flowers (1987 - 2003)
  • Baroness (Onora) O’Neill (1998 - 2003)
Managing Trustees
  • Sir William Goodenough (Chair of Managing Trustees 1943 - 1949)
  • Lord (John S.B.) Stopford of Fallowfield (Vice-Chair 1943 - 1961)
  • Sir Frank Engledow (1943 - 1966)
  • Sir Geoffrey C. Gibbs (1943, Chair 1951 - 1973)
  • Sir Hector Hetherington (1943, Vice-Chair 1963 - 1965)
  • Sir Henry Tizard (1943 - 1950)
  • Dame Janet Vaughan (1943 - 1967)
  • Lord (Alex) Todd, (1950, Chair 1973 - 1979)
  • William R. Gowers (1960 - 1965)
  • Lord (Jack) Butterworth (1966 - 1985)
  • Sir Kenneth Wheare (1966/67 - 1975)
  • Professor G.M. Wilson (1966/67 - 1977)
  • Professor Sir Hans L. Kornberg (1972 - 1993)
  • Lord (Burke) Trend (1973, Chair 1980 - 1987)
  • Professor R.C.O. Matthews (1975 - 1995)
  • Dr. D.A.J. Tyrrell (1977 - 1992)
  • Sir Brian Young (1978 - 1990)
  • Lord Flowers (1982, Chair 1987 - 1997)
  • Lady Justice (Brenda) Hale (1987 - 2002)
  • Sir John Banham (1988 - 1997)
  • Anne Sofer (1990 - 2005)
  • Professor Sir Michael Rutter (1992 - 2008)
  • Lord (Robert) May (1993 - 2008)
  • Professor Sir Tony Atkinson (1996 - 2009)
  • Baroness (Onora) O’Neill of Bengarve (1997, Chair 1998 - 2010)
  • Dr Peter Doyle (1998 - 2011)
  • Professor Genevra Richardson (2002-2014)
  • Professor Sir David Watson (2005-2015)
  • Sir Andrew Dilnot (2009 - 2012)
Directors
 
  • Leslie Farrer-Brown (1943 – 1964)
  • Sir Brian Young (1964 - 1970)
  • Sir Clifford Butler (1970 – 1975)
  • Sir John Maddox (1975 – 1980)
  • James Cornford (1981 – 1989)
  • Robert Hazell (1989 – 1995)
  • Anthony Tomei (1995 - 2012)
  • Sharon Witherspoon MBE (2012 - 2015)