New Trustees join the Board of Our Future Health

News – 8 March 2022
Our Future Health welcomes new members to its Board of Trustees.

Role of the Board of Trustees 

Our Future Health is governed by a Board of Trustees, which is responsible for the policies, activities and assets of Our Future Health and provides strategic leadership. Trustees serve on the Board in a voluntary capacity and do not receive remuneration.  

New members of the Board of Trustees 

By expanding our Board of Trustees, we’re bringing in additional skills, new ideas and diverse, independent perspectives to support the scale-up of our programme and to guide us through the years ahead. As part of the Board, our new Trustees will guide and shape the next phase of our programme and provide strategic leadership to Our Future Health.

The new Trustees are: 

Mary Calam 

Mary’s experience includes national security, public policy and risk management, across public and private sectors. She spent 25 years in UK government, holding senior posts in a range of national security and law enforcement agencies finishing her government career in the Home Office as Director General for Crime and Policing.

In 2016 she joined McKinsey & Company’s public sector practice, serving global clients in central government, security and justice. She is now an independent consultant and board advisor in the law enforcement and national security sector and is a non-executive director of the National Crime Agency and trustee of the Police Foundation. 

Sally Osman 

Sally is former Communications Director for Her Majesty The Queen and the BBC. She led communications for SONY Europe, Sky and Channel 5. She is now a Senior Advisor at global consultancy Teneo and business coach. Sally is also a board member of the Courtauld Institute of Art and the English National Opera.  

Guy Woolley

Guy is Director – Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) Governance & Deputy Programme Director in UK Research & Innovation.

Guy has worked at Innovate UK since 2014, joining as Head of Process Improvement and Business Change. He then took on the role of Deputy Director Programme Management Office, supporting the creation of UK Research and Innovation to bring the 7 research councils, Innovate UK and Research England into a single organisation, and then Director for Major Programmes Governance at Innovate UK.

Before joining Innovate UK, Guy was the General Manager of a UK and EU packaging business. Prior to this, he worked in various sectors including telecoms, consultancy and pharmaceuticals, holding roles in process improvement, programme delivery and product development.

Welcoming the new Trustees, Professor Sir John Bell, Chair of Our Future Health, said:

“I’m delighted that Mary, Sally and Guy are joining the Our Future Health Board. Their combined experiences and knowledge bring significant value to the organisation and will undoubtedly help to guide us towards our ambitious goals.” 

Our governance 

Our Board of Trustees and Executive Team are supported by a range of advisory boards that provide expert guidance on important aspects of our programme, including ethics, science, diversity and technology. 

More details about these groups and our wider governance structure can be read here.