How we are governed

The Bupa UK Foundation's strategic direction and funding decisions are overseen by
our Board of Trustees, which is made up of up to five Bupa UK directors and three independent external trustees.

The Bupa UK 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)

Our Trustees

Paula Franklin
Chair and Medical Director, Bupa UK

Catherine Barton
Commercial & Finance Director, Bupa UK

Helen Cliffe
Radiology Registrar,Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

David Hynam
CEO, Bupa UK

Ruth Owen
Chief Executive, Whizz-Kidz

Andrea Spyropoulos
Former President, Royal College of Nursing

Helen Vaughan-Jones
Corporate Affairs Director, Bupa UK

From our Chair




"The driving force of the
Bupa UK Foundation is to help people to live longer, healthier, happier lives and to engage more people in their health and wellbeing. Our funding is directed towards projects and initiatives that support this purpose."

Paula Franklin
Chair and
Medical Director, Bupa UK


The role of the Board of Trustees is to:

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

  • Oversee the effective and efficient management of the Bupa UK Foundation, ensuring reporting requirements are met.
  • Review and approve grants, monitoring the way in which funds are used by grant recipients.
  • Act as a champion for the Bupa UK Foundation.

Our Team

Tina Gwynne-Evans
Head of Bupa UK Foundation

Lucy Delaney
Bupa UK Foundation Co-ordinator
The Bupa UK Foundation is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales.
Company registration number: 9524970. Registered office: Bupa House, 15-19 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2BA.
Registered with the Charity Commission for England & Wales. Charity number 1162759.