Appointment of Chair of Board of Trustees – Graham Hodgkin

The Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of Graham Hodgkin as Chair of its Board of Trustees.

Graham commented: “I am both thrilled and honoured to be appointed to the Board of Trustees for the David Nott Foundation. As Chair, my aim is to support the evolution of the charity and to help enhance the scale and impact of its operations. It is a sad fact that conflicts and natural disasters will continue to occur across the world, all with far-reaching humanitarian consequences. As the only charity dedicated solely to teaching and training surgical skills in austere and hostile environments, our mission is both clear and compelling. It will be a genuine privilege to play a part in ensuring that the Foundation continues to help doctors in these disaster zones to provide the best possible care to their patients and that David and Elly Nott’s vision of a global network of medical professionals is both realised and sustained.”

David Nott added: “Elly and I are delighted that Graham has joined the David Nott Foundation as Chair of our Board of Trustees. His experience growing London Air Ambulance and in finance, management and governance mark him out as an exceptional addition to Foundation’s team. We all look forward to working with him as we deliver much-needed surgical training in conflict and disaster areas worldwide.”

An experienced leader, Graham has held a number of executive and non-executive roles across the financial services, charity and social enterprise sectors. He has founded his own independent consultancy business and is currently an interim executive for Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation; a non-executive Director for Resonance Ltd; and sits on the Advisory Board for City Mental Health Alliance.

Previously the Chief Executive Office at London’s Air Ambulance, he led the successful transformation of the advanced trauma team charity, culminating in the acquisition of a much-needed second medical helicopter for London. He was also a Director of the Association of Air Ambulances and a Trustee for the national AAA charity.

Prior to that, Graham was a Managing Director and UK Country Head for Global Transaction Banking at Deutsche Bank, where he led a variety of client-facing businesses as well as being heavily involved with their Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. During the last phase of his DB career, he designed and managed their innovative £10m Social Impact Investment Fund of Funds.