Future Care Capital Trustees


Trustees are legally responsible for all activity undertaken by the charity. They make sure Future Care Capital achieves what is was set up to do according to the charitable objects set out in their articles of association.


Future Care Capital’s Board of Trustees is chaired by Andrew Whelan, and the Board of Trustees has a total of eight members.


Andrew Whelan

Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Andrew is the founding Chairman 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. Andrew’s other interests include singing and performing, running and until recently playing rugby.

Julian Chislett


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 Andrew McCulloch


Andrew has a lifelong interest and background in health and social care policy. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Picker Group and of the Mental Health Foundation. Andrew was formerly Director of Policy for the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health and a senior civil servant at the Department of Health. He is Patron of Healthy Minds: Calderdale Wellbeing and Vice-Patron of Family Action. Andrew has published many articles and book chapters on mental health and health and social care policy. He has a PhD in psychology and has been awarded the President’s Medal by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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 has been a Trustee of Addaction, one of the UK’s leading and largest specialist drug, alcohol and mental health treatment charities since 2006. 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.

Zoe Amar


Zoe is widely regarded as one of the charity sector’s leading digital experts. She founded digital agency Zoe Amar Communications in 2013. Zoe writes for The Guardian Voluntary Sector Network about charities and digital issues. She co-founded the Social Chief Executive Officers awards and co-authored The Charity Commission’s digital guidance for Trustees, ‘Making Digital Work’. Zoe joined the Future Care Capital Board in September 2015. Follow Zoe on Twitter: @zoeamar

Tijs Broeke


Tijs joined Future Care Capital in 2016 and is the Trustee lead on Public Relations and Marketing. He is an experienced communications expert who has worked for several high-profile public, private and not-for-profit organisations. Tijs started his career as a political advisor in the European Parliament, and held various senior communications and public affairs positions at the Equal Opportunity Commission, Network Rail and G4S. Tijs was the Marketing and Communications Director for Ingeus until January 2017. He is now an independent communications consultant, most recently advising a charity on how best to engage with the Brexit process. Tijs is also a Trustee for Working Chance, a charity helping women ex-offenders and care leavers find a job. In March 2017, Tijs was elected to represent the ward of Cheap as an independent Common Councilmen on the City of London Corporation.

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.

Prof. Rishabh Prasad


Professor Prasad is a practising General Practitioner (GP) based in Leicester. He has broad experience of commissioning and service provision, and currently Chairs a GP Federation with a footprint of more than 750,000 patients. Professor Prasad previously worked for Health Education East Midlands as the Director of Primary Care. He has a keen interest in education and research, with a particular focus on using digital technologies to improve care. Professor Prasad holds numerous university appointments, as well as being a Health Foundation fellow and Editor-in-Chief for Health Systems at Aptus (an international healthcare professional and patient teaching resource). He is passionate about using education and training to leverage improvements in patient care.

Future Care Capital Executive Management and Officer Team


The Executive Management Team are responsible for day-to-day running of Future Care Capital.


Future Care Capital’s Officer Team support the charity’s policy, advocacy and administrative functions.

Joel Charles

Deputy Chief Executive

Joel has over a decade of experience working in Parliament and the third sector. He more recently worked for the charity Shaw Trust where he delivered the launch of Power 100, a list of Britain’s most influential persons with a disability or impairment. Joel also served as a Cabinet Member on a local authority for two years where he delivered a package of measures to support key community services and a new community wellbeing strategy.

Annemarie Naylor MBE

Director of Policy and Consulting

Annemarie has a background in public policy working with local, regional and central government. She established the Asset Transfer Unit and oversaw national programs to enable the transfer of 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 on library service delivery. On secondment to the Cabinet Office, Annemarie joined the ICT Futures Team, working on government department procurement decisions. More recently, she ran her own small business and pursued a range of innovative projects, including the Common Libraries initiative – which received an international OuiShare Award.

David Milne

Head of Finance

David is a Chartered Management Accountant and an experienced Management Consultant, having led financial work streams and projects across public and private sector organisations. Prior to joining Future Care Capital, David worked at Deloitte MCS Ltd as a Senior Consultant where he led and supported a wide range of engagements. At Deloitte, David gained expertise in account analysis, cost modelling, negotiations and delivering meaningful and understandable finance management information to both finance and non-finance resources across programmes and business as usual operations.

Bradley Hardiman

Managing Partner, Investment Fund

Bradley heads up Future Care Capital’s Investment Fund. The plan is to raise a £30m – £40m fund to invest in early stage technology based health and care entities with high societal benefit. Prior to this role, Bradley was an Investment Manager and later the Investment Director at Cambridge Enterprise Seed Funds (CESF). CESF invested in early stage companies that were founded through technologies emanating from the University of Cambridge and was the best performing venture fund globally in 2016.

Taryn Kershaw

Finance and Administration Manager

Taryn is the Finance and Administration Manager at Future Care Capital. Her responsibilities encompass many aspects of the charity, including human resources, day-to-day finance support, and office management. Her organisational skills keep the team running smoothly. Prior to Future Care Capital, Taryn worked in many industries, including publishing, public relations, film production and architecture, accumulating more than 14 years administrative experience.

Curtis-James Marshall

Senior Public Affairs and Media Officer

With several years experiences of working in communications, research, policy and campaigning, CJ’s career has spanned both the public and third sectors. With a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Law, CJ passed out at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst whilst still at University. CJ has a keen interest in law and order matters, working in a voluntary capacity with the London Metropolitan and Thames Valley Police Forces. He has also worked for charities helping vulnerable and disadvantaged communities. Prior to joining Future Care Capital, CJ was heavily involved in politics, advising a London Mayoral Candidate, a political party and running a Cross-Bench Peer’s Parliamentary Office in the House of Lords.

Emily Jones

Policy and Research Officer

Emily studied Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science and has worked across a range of policy areas at the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at the LSE, utilising qualitative and quantitative research methods. She has experience in health and social care research and impact work which includes co-authoring the health chapter in the book Social Policy in a Cold Climate and working on projects examining trends in unmet need for personal care, and mental health trends following the 2007 financial crisis.

Ellen Fife

Digital and Marketing Officer

Having graduated with a Masters degree in writing, Ellen has also developed digital and marketing skills by working for multinational retail companies and other third sector organisations. She has several years’ experience in copywriting and social media for national and international audiences, including Topshop and Kout. At Future Care Capital, she is part of the external communications team and is responsible for all outgoing social media posts, as well as creating images and updating the website.

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