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How we are governed

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Sparks is governed by a Board of Trustees who are ultimately responsible for the vision, mission and strategic direction of the charity. They are a group of experienced professionals bringing together knowledge from different sectors to take Sparks forward. Together with the CEO, they help to ensure that the right decisions are made to improve the quality of life for children affected by a medical condition.

Our trustees

Dr Diana Dunstan OBE

Diana was appointed as a GOSH trustee in June 2008 and serves on the Grants Committee which she has chaired since February 2010. Diana also serves on the PAD Committee. She retired in 2008 from the role of Director of Research Management at the Medical Research Council. She has also been a Non Executive Director of Hertfordshire Health Authority and has represented the UK on the Governing Councils of the International Agency for Cancer Research and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory.

She was the UK representative for the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership and was Chair of its General Assembly from 2004 -2009. Diana is chair of the of the External Scientific Advisory Board of the King’s College BRC (Biomedical Research Centre).

Ms Margaret Ewing

Margaret was appointed as a GOSH trustee on 1 April 2015, chairing the Finance and Audit Committee and serving on the Investment and PAD Committees. She was a corporate finance partner with professional services firm Deloitte LLP for 13 years, then spent seven years as a CFO, initially with Trinity Mirror plc and subsequently BAA plc, returning to Deloitte in 2007 as Vice Chairman and retiring as a Managing Partner in 2012.

Margaret has also served as a Non Executive Director and member of the Audit Committee of Standard Chartered plc, Whitbread plc and the CBI (chairing the Audit Committee of the latter two companies), External Member of the Audit and Risk Committee of John Lewis Partnership plc; and member of the FRC’s Financial Reporting Review Panel. She is currently an advisor to Deloitte.

Mr Mark Sartori

Mark was appointed as a GOSH trustee on 11 November 2015 and serves on the Finance and Audit Committee and also the Investment Committee.

He has just retired from a career in Capital Markets where he worked in European Equities for Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley. He was Co CEO at Fox-Pitt Kelton, the global financial investment bank which the management team bought from Suisse Re and re-built before selling to Macquarie. Mark’s last role in Capital Markets was building a European Equities business at the Royal Bank of Canada. Mark is a member of the Tick Tock Club and has been involved in the growth of Race for Kids and the annual London to Paris bike ride for GOSH. Mark is also a consultant and executive coach.