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

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

Helen Cliffe
Radiology Registrar,Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Mark Davies
Group Communications and Corporate Affairs Director, Post Office

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

Sally Pain
Corporate Affairs Director, Bupa UK

Charles Richardson
Chief Financial Officer, Bupa UK

Andrea Spyropoulos
Former President, Royal College of Nursing

Tom Webber
People Director, Bupa UK

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



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, 1 Angel Court, London EC2R 7HJ.
Registered with the Charity Commission for England & Wales. Charity number 1162759.