About us

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). 

The Bupa UK Foundation receives its funding entirely from Bupa UK. 

The role of the Board of Trustees

Our trustees provide strategic direction, setting the Bupa UK 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 effective and efficient management of the Bupa UK Foundation, ensuring reporting requirements are met. 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 UK Foundation.

Our Trustees

Alex Cole - Chair
Chief Customer & Corporate Affairs Officer, Bupa

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

Rob Edmundson
Transformation and Marketing Director, Bupa Global & UK

Paula Franklin
Chief Medical Officer, Bupa Group
Chief Medical & Risk Officer, Bupa Global & UK

Sally Pain
Corporate Affairs Director, Bupa Global & UK

Tom Webber
People Director, Bupa Global & UK

A message from our Chair

"The driving force of the Bupa UK Foundation is to help people to live longer, healthier, happier lives. Our funding is directed towards projects and initiatives that improve mental health, support carers and improve the lives of young people facing health challenges." 

Alex Cole, Chair, Bupa UK Foundation

Alex Cole, Chair Bupa UK Foundation

Meet the team

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

Claire Baker-Mosley
Head of Community

Lucy Delaney
Bupa UK Foundation Manager