Chris Burghes - Chief Executive
Chris Burghes was appointed as the Charity's first Chief Executive in the autumn of 2010. Since then he has led the organisation through its re-branding exercise, merger with the Friends and the Charity’s growing fundraising function. Chris is responsible for implementing the Trustees’ plans and managing the charity on a day-to-day basis. He was formerly the Business Development Director at the Fire Fighters Charity and, prior to that, worked for the National Farmers’ Union.
Fay Dawes - Grants Administrator/PA to Chief Executive
Fay Dawes joined the Royal Free Charity in September 2008 in an administrative role, since when her role has expanded and she now acts as PA to the Chief Executive and administers the grant-giving process. Fay is responsible for the general administration of the Charity and will be working with different departments of the hospital to develop a network of patient support groups.
Stephen King - Head of Finance
Stephen King is the Charity’s Head of Finance. He joined the Royal Free in 2007, having previously held similar posts at the charities of Moorfields Eye Hospital, the Royal London Hospital, and St Bartholomew’s Hospital.
He oversees all aspects of the Charity’s finances, including financial and property investments, and liaises regularly with clinicians to ensure that charitable funds are actively used, for the ultimate benefit of the patients of the hospital. As the Charity assumes a much higher profile than previously, the scope of his work is broadening all the time!
Barbara Paclawska-Coltman - Assistant Accountant
Barbara Paclawska-Coltman joined the Royal Free Charity at the beginning of January 2011. Working closely with Stephen King and dealing with the accounting matters, she handles request forms for expenses, issues cheques, checks banks statements and ensures donations are recorded against the appropriate funds.
Diane Ryan - Database Manager
Diane Ryan joined the charity in September 2008 with the responsibility of managing and acknowledging the donations received and maximising the impact these donations made. With the charity becoming a fundraising organisation she is now also responsible for the day to day management of planned events and support of the charity fundraisers.