Future Care Capital Trustees

Future Care Capital’s Board of Trustees is Chaired by Andrew Whelan with Julian Chislett as Vice-chair. The Board of Trustees currently has a total of nine members, tasked with ensuring that Future Care Capital achieves its charitable objects set out in their articles of association.

Andrew Whelan

Chair of the Board of Trustees

Andrew is the founding Chair of Future Care Capital having previously been a Trustee of the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education. For over a decade, Andrew advised health and social care organisations on corporate strategy and business development as part of his role as a senior investment banker at Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan. He used his experience to establish Westcott Care to help elderly clients and their families find the right care, at the right time and in the right setting to meet their individual needs. This theme of unified care has flowed into his work at Future Care Capital.

Julian Chislett

Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees

Julian has over 25 years of commercial experience in the media world, building, leading, and directing sales/marketing, strategy, and technology teams. His expertise is in delivering optimal operational efficiency, workforce productivity, and client relationship management. He has worked with many companies across the globe, developing and implementing innovative digital initiatives, and has over 15 years’ experience in change management. Julian is currently Chief Executive Officer of Civil Society Media Ltd which is the UK’s only independent media company dedicated solely to supporting the charity sector.

Dr Neil Churchill OBE


Neil is an experienced leader with a strong record in both voluntary and public sectors. After 25 years in senior leadership roles at charities like Barnardo’s, Crisis, Age Concern and Asthma UK, Neil joined NHS England in 2013 in the lead national role for improving care experiences and reducing inequalities. Neil has extensive experience as a charity trustee and NHS non-executive director, has served on several government committees and is an internationally recognised leader on quality improvement. Neil received an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2018 for services to the voluntary sector and carers. Neil also holds a PhD in art history.

Lise Pape


Lise is an international business leader, founder and CEO of Walk With Path – an organisation that designs and manufactures assistive technology for people with mobility problems. As an entrepreneurial executive, Lise is experienced in business development, foreign direct investment, life sciences, product and project management as well as innovation principles and policy. She holds a double Masters in Innovation Design Engineering from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London, and a BSc in Human Biology from King’s College London.

Sylvia Lowe


Sylvia is a senior-marketeer with almost two decades of experience in global brand management, marketing communications, innovation and new product development for major consumer and charity brands, including Diageo, Glenfiddich Whisky, Comic ReliefAlzheimer’s Society and Nesta. Over the course of her career, Sylvia has created and launched new brands, managed brand strategies to drive financial growth and developed integrated creative campaigns across both traditional and online/digital media. Sylvia is a graduate of Cambridge University where she studied Social and Political Sciences.

Joe Steel


Joe is a business leader, entrepreneur and manager with a unique track record in creating and growing businesses, achieved through innovation in consumer engagement and service excellence. Joe advises and invests in a small number of ventures, whether that be high growth businesses in sectors going through significant change or services enabled by technologies where the human touch is critical. Joe holds a M Eng in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London.

Irene Gray


Irene trained as a nurse in Manchester from 1972 to 1975, specialising in care of the elderly. She was appointed to her first Executive Director position at the Christie Hospital in 1986. Over the past 31 years Irene has held 9 executive roles including Director of Nursing at Leicester Royal Infirmary, Guy’s and St Thomas’, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare, University Hospitals Bristol and a National Care Home Company. Irene was also Regional Director of Nursing for the West Midlands and Chief Executive Officer of the Nurse Directors Association UK. Irene was awarded an MSc from Nottingham University in 1997 and subsequently an Honorary Professor in Nursing at 4 universities.

Michael Dumigan


Michael is a health and care brand building and communications strategist with over 20 years of experience in promoting positive behavioural change by helping organisations and individuals understand who they are, why they exist and how they can better engage with society around them. He has worked in senior roles for some of the world’s most respected communications agencies, including McCann, Ogilvy and Interbrand. He has unique breadth of experience: working within brand, advertising, design, digital, education, shopper and PR specialists. His work reaches across health and care systems and across the globe. It includes many therapeutic specialisms including dermatology, diabetes, immunology, neurology, nutrition, respiratory, oncology, sexual health, vaccines and women’s health.

Mike Dixon


Mike trained as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse where he worked for 12 years with a range of major international businesses. He then joined HSBC Insurance Brokers, a large international insurance broking group, where he was Finance Director for seven years and Chief Executive for a further seven. Mike was a Trustee of Addaction, one of the UK’s leading and largest specialist drug, alcohol and mental health treatment charities. He was also a Non-Executive Director of Surrey Community Health, the provider arm of NHS Surrey between April 2009 and March 2011. Mike is currently the Finance and Operations Director for the Charities Aid Foundation and is also a Trustee of Age UK.

Future Care Capital Executive and Senior Management Team

The Executive Team and Senior Management Team are responsible for the day-to-day running of Future Care Capital, whilst supporting the charity’s policy, advocacy, and administrative functions.

Greg Allen

Chief Executive

Greg became CEO of FCC in April 2018. He spent three years as Chief Executive at the Centre for Workforce Intelligence, following a decade in Board level roles across the health and care sector, including in the NHS. Greg was also a Director for Nuffield Health, one of the UK’s largest charities. In addition to his commercial and charity experience, Greg was a senior civil servant at the Department of Health. He has developed significant expertise in organisational development and transformation, workforce, HR and operations. His early career in private banking and investment management at Coutts & Co. provides an excellent foundation for his current work supporting the establishment of FCC’s venture capital Innovation Fund. Greg initially trained as a teacher and was a Commissioned Officer in the British Army Adjutant General’s Corps. He is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and a Fellow of the RSA. Greg is also a trustee of Arthritis Action and Hospiscare.

Why I work for Future Care Capital:

“I enjoy building and developing high performing teams that make a tangible difference.  I am passionate about how we can improve health and care provision across the UK.  I believe our independent FCC voice can help raise the debate that will lead to innovative solutions for people receiving care.”

Sue Wixley

Director of Marketing and Communications

Sue Wixley brings almost 30 years’ experience of leading marketing, communications and campaigns in think tanks, NGOs, and charities. She joins FCC from Hospice UK, where she led its communications and campaigns function. Previously, Sue led communications and marketing at New Philanthropy Capital and ran the media and campaigns for several organisations including the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and Oxfam South Africa. Sue has also been a trustee of three charities.

Why I work for Future Care Capital:

“There’s huge scope for re-imagining our health and social care system and it’s exciting to be part of an organisation that is shaping this thinking and looking to stimulate a national conversation about this vital topic.”

Annemarie Naylor MBE

Director of Policy and Strategy

Annemarie has a background in public policy working with local, regional and central government. She established the Asset Transfer Unit, overseeing national programs to transfer publicly owned land and buildings to communities. Annemarie was awarded an MBE for services to community asset ownership in 2015. Whilst working in the third sector, she developed a national network for community libraries and undertook primary research for government regarding library service transformation. On secondment to the Cabinet Office, Annemarie joined the ICT Futures Team, supporting IT procurement by Government departments. More recently, she ran her own consultancy business and pursued a range of innovative projects, including the Common Libraries initiative – which received an international OuiShare Award. She is the author of numerous publications in the health and care space with an emphasis upon data-driven innovation and the deployment of new technologies.

Why I work for Future Care Capital:

I have oversight of FCC’s ‘engine room’ – with day-to-day responsibility for research, policy development and advocacy activities as well as leading on innovative collaborations with external partners, pilot project development and delivery.”

Dave Dawes

Commercial Director

Dave Dawes joins FCC from Community Health Innovation CIC where he was the Director of Possibilities. Dave is a nurse, a serial social entrepreneur and has more than 25 years’ experience in nursing and health. He is also a Board Member of Social Enterprise UK and the Royal College of Nursing as well as a lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University. Dave has previously worked for Nurse First CIC and Entreprenurses CIC and was a former NHS Chief Executive.

Why I work for Future Care Capital:

“I have always been passionate about trying to create real system-wide change in health and working at FCC gives me the opportunity to really make a difference. I get to work with amazing individuals and help bring partner organisations together to make a tangible difference to the way care is delivered.”

Dave Milne

Director of Finance and Corporate Services

Dave is responsible for the stewardship and application of the charity’s funds and investment holdings, including budgeting, accounting, reporting and operational finance activities, alongside input to the strategic direction of the organisation and commercial opportunities. He also oversees the Corporate Services function, delivering back office services across the organisation. Dave is a Chartered Management Accountant previously working as a Management Consultant within finance and multi-functional teams to deliver engagements across private, public and third sectors.

Why I work for Future Care Capital:

“I enjoy the variety of my role and the opportunity to work closely with multiple functions across the organisation – I’m not limited to Finance, I can get involved in supporting the shaping of our policy ideas and contribute to delivering real change in health and care.”

Taryn Kershaw

Head of Corporate Services

Taryn is responsible for the Corporate Services function, delivering back office services across the organisation and keeping the team running smoothly. Her responsibilities cover many aspects of the charity, including human resources, finance support, governance and office management. Prior to FCC, Taryn has almost two decades of experience working across a number of sectors, including publishing, public relations, film production and architecture.

Why I work for Future Care Capital:

“When I first started working for different charities, I developed a passion for social care. I feel there is a great need to improve the system within the UK and being able to support and collaborate with the FCC team gives a great sense of satisfaction.”

CJ Marshall

Public Relations Manager

CJ has over a decades’ worth of experience working within PR, public affairs and communications, predominately in the public and third sectors. As an academic lawyer by background, and having been in the armed forces and security services, CJ has a wide range of experience beyond the comms sphere. He has a keen interest in politics and public policy and held numerous roles at local and national levels, including in the 2016 London Mayoral election, with a Police and Crime Commissioner and with Crossbench Peers in the House of Lords. He is also on the Board of Trustees at CharityComms.

Why I work for Future Care Capital:

“The health of a population is of paramount importance and it can have a profound effect on many different aspects of life, society, and the economy. It is an area of public policy I am hugely passionate about. My task is to communicate what we’re doing right, what we’re not doing so well and how we might go about changing things for the better.”

Stephen Chia

Project Manager

Stephen Chia has worked in the public, private and the third sectors and has over 14 years’ experience managing projects and programmes in Africa and the UK for various governments. Stephen holds a Masters degree in projects and program management, with a focus on auditing projects and programme performance. His professional experience in this area has played a significant role in the technical assistance provided to government and Civil Society organisations from small to large scale multi-lateral performance programmes.

Why I work for Future Care Capital:

“It is an exciting time to be working for an organisation that aspires to lead the debate and influence policy on future health and care provision in the UK.  My role at FCC is to develop and evolve the organisation’s projects and program management, to support the delivery of some of its policy initiatives and commercial opportunities – something I am passionate about”.

Dr. Josefine Magnusson

Senior Research Officer

Josefine has long-standing experience of public health research within higher education and holds a PhD in health service research. Prior to joining FCC, she was project manager for the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study for England, part of a multi-national World Health Organization coordinated study into young people’s health and wellbeing. She also has an interest in issues related to health care delivery, undertaking numerous research projects in this area, working with stakeholders from local and national government bodies.

Why I work for Future Care Capital:

“Working for FCC gives me the opportunity to apply my research skills to work that is policy driven and focused on making a real difference to health and social care, and the variety of the role keeps the job interesting.”

Amber Noel

Administration Support Officer

Amber is the Administration Support Officer at FCC. Her responsibilities include assisting the team with administerial duties and supporting the smooth running of the office. Amber has more than five years’ administrative experience and three years’ health and social care experience. Prior to joining FCC, she worked in both the public and private sector.

Why I work for Future Care Capital:

“I have always been passionate about health and social care. My role at FCC enables me to support other passionate colleagues within this sector. Whilst working at FCC, I have been afforded the opportunity to develop my skillset allowing me to contribute in other areas of the organisation.”

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