Chris ChaneyChief ExecutiveREAD MORE
Chris joined CW+ as Chief Executive in July 2016. Prior to this Chris was Head of Major Gifts at University of Cambridge in the Development and Alumni Relations team. In this role, he established the University’s first schools-based fundraising programme, recruiting and embedding a new team of fundraisers across the institution to support core strategic priorities in teaching, research and infrastructure development as part of the University’s £2 billion “Dear World…yours Cambridge” Campaign.
Before Cambridge, Chris spent over ten years at Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSHCC) where he held the post of Deputy Director, Major Gift Fundraising. At GOSHCC Chris was responsible for multiple appeals designed to deliver and grow major gift income and was instrumental in establishing the charity’s clinical research fundraising programme.
James VarleyFinance DirectorREAD MORE
James in charge of the financial and investment affairs of the charity and also leads the innovation and grants teams. James is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Warwick University MBA where he focused on Mission Investing in NHS Charities.
James left KPMG for the charity sector where he has since worked for over 20 years, principally with major funding charities including Trust for London and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity. James is Treasurer and Trustee of the Royal Society of Sculptors and Trustee of the Harrow Academies Trust.
Kerry HuntingtonFundraising DirectorREAD MORE
Kerry is the Fundraising Director at the charity and her role, amongst other things, is to identify and implement future fundraising opportunities. Prior to joining the charity, Kerry was at children’s charity Barnardo’s for over eight years, where she was Challenge Events Manager.
Trystan HawkinsPatient Environment DirectorREAD MORE
Trystan is responsible for leading the vision for arts and design for CW+ in order to provide a first class environment for every one using the hospital. Trystan has led numerous visual arts organisations, most recently the Royal Academy of Art (Bristol). He has a particular interest in the built environment and the impact of excellent design on the patient experience and clinical outcomes. In Plymouth he initiated and led a ground breaking art and design programme for the NHS which received acclaim from the Department of Health. Trystan was founder Director at Wysing Arts which was selected as a model of excellence by Arts Council England, was voted best place to enjoy the arts by ITV and where Trystan won a RIBA prize for his capital development of the centre.
Sarah HollandHead of CommunicationsREAD MORE
Sarah looks after all the communications for the charity. This includes updating the charity website and social media platforms, sending out communications and producing marketing materials for the charity. Sarah graduated in 2010 from Liverpool John Moores University, where she studied Media and Cultural Studies with Marketing. Sarah previously worked for Wedge Card, a loyalty shopping scheme for independent businesses, and sister company of The Big Issue.
Gemma BrownWest Middlesex ManagerREAD MORE
Gemma is currently responsible for overseeing and implementing the charity's work at our West Middlesex University Hospital site and also leads on some of our trust, foundation and institutional funding opportunities. Gemma joined CW+ from Contact a Family a leading national disability charity, where she was a Senior Statutory and Trust Officer. She also brings a wealth of knowledge from previously working for the NHS and private health care sector. Gemma graduated from the University of Roehampton with a Psychology degree specialising in health.
Saskia DelmanDesign ManagerREAD MORE
Saskia joined CW+ as Design Manager in 2019, co-ordinating our programme of major design improvements at both hospital sites. Saskia works with the wider arts team to devise projects that achieve the best possible built environments, to improve patient experience.
In her previous role at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, Saskia ran the Arts Connect the Trusts Arts Service. Saskia led on the design and delivery of an extensive patient-facing programme of visual arts, music and theatre arts whilst working with PFI and Estates Teams to make improvement to clinics and departments across the two acute south-London Hospitals. Saskia has also worked as a freelance arts consultant delivering a portfolio of cultural built environment and events projects.
Fiona MuirTrust Fundraising ManagerREAD MORE
Fiona is our Trust Fundraising Manager working on trust and foundation funding opportunities for capital projects and the direct patient engagement programmes.
Fiona has 20 years of experience of income generation in the arts, healthcare, the environment and politics. She brings her extensive knowledge of arts fundraising from her work at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Scottish Ballet and Dance Umbrella. Fiona graduated with a B.A. and M.A. in Photography from Edinburgh and Leicester respectively.
Christina PeumaluArts Participation ManagerREAD MORE
Christina is responsible for the charity’s creative engagement and participation projects. She trained at Winchester School of Art in Fine Art (Painting) and then went on to work in the community arts sector where she utilised her range of art skills, particularly working with people with mental health and learning disabilities. Christina then went on to complete her MA Art, Health and Wellbeing and has since led several ventures to introduce a programme of Art and Health for various projects and charities. Christina has also exhibited her own art work as well as being commissioned to create art work for organisations such as Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Grace SaullVisual Arts ManagerREAD MORE
Grace joined the charity in Spring 2016. She assists with site-specific commissions and improvements to patient environments throughout the hospital, as well as working with our excellent volunteers to manage the permanent art collection.
Grace graduated with a BA in History of Art from the University of York, and has since enjoyed working with art collections in eight hospitals across three NHS Trusts in London, most recently with rb&hArts at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.
Cerys ThomasOffice ManagerREAD MORE
Cerys joined CW+ in August 2018 as Office Manager, ensuring the smooth running of our small but professional office. Before joining the charity, Cerys worked for HENI, a Soho-based international art services business offering publishing, print-making, digital solutions and art research, as well as a film production arm and a gallery space.
Prior to this Cerys worked for a number of high-profile creative companies, including The Guardian News & Media Group and Christie’s. Cerys graduated from Nottingham Trent University and prior to this attended Norwich School of Art and Design.
Andrew HallMusic and Sound Research ConsultantREAD MORE
Andrew oversees the research, development and implementation of new music and sound-based projects in the hospital. He is a composer, sound artist and regularly performing musician based in South London, whose work has been performed internationally and featured on BBC Radio 3.
He has a BA and MA in Music from the University of Bristol, and in 2015 completed a PhD project researching improvisation and creativity at Brunel University. This research led him to work with CW+ as Musician in Residence, where he collaborated with the hospital’s stroke team to create a set of interactive touch-screen instruments for elderly patients.
Holly Brooks-BurginCommunications OfficerREAD MORE
Holly joined CW+ in July 2017. Supporting the Head of Communications, Holly helps to maintain the charity website and social media channels, produce marketing materials and ensure brand consistency across all CW+ collateral.
Holly graduated from Kings College London in 2016 with a BA in English and Film. Whilst at university, Holly worked as an extra-curricular mentor for children and teenagers in several schools across London. Since graduating, she has volunteered and worked for several charitable organisations in fundraising and communications roles, most recently at humanitarian aid charity, Prisoners’ Abroad.
Henna KuivalainenSenior Finance OfficerREAD MORE
Henna joined the charity in December 2016 and works closely with the Finance Director to look after all financial matters. She supports the recording and retrieving of financial details for the charity, maintaining accurate financial records, processing payments, cash handling and payroll. Henna also manages our small grants programme, awarding fast-track grants up to £2,000 to improve patient experience.
Henna has previously enjoyed work in the public and third sectors in Finland, and joined the charity after working as an EA in a small social housing company in London. Henna has degrees in Business Administration and Social Sciences, and a MSc in Social Policy.
Lucy DobsonExecutive Assistant to the CEOREAD MORE
Lucy joined CW+ in August 2018 as Executive Assistant to the CEO. She is responsible for coordinating the CEO’s schedule and liaising with trustees and stakeholders.
Lucy previously worked at a media agency in various roles including new business and events. It was there she has completed a Business Development Apprenticeship.
Davina ChawlaFinance AssistantREAD MORE
Davina joined CW+ in 2018 as Finance Assistant (Apprentice) to support the finance team in maintaining and recording the day to day transactions of the charity. Alongside working, Davina is studying Accountancy, to build her career in finance.
Davina graduated college with a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business and Finance. Whilst at college, Davina completed 2 years of voluntary work experience with HCA Healthcare UK. During this time, she supported the Finance department at corporate head office as well as assisted on-site within their hospitals including Leaders in Oncology Care (LOC) Clinic and The Portland Hospital.
Thomas TheakstonPerforming Arts AssistantREAD MORE
Tom joined CW+ in September 2018 as Performing Arts Assistant. Tom assists with the delivery of our Performing Arts programme including performances, workshops and research, he also helps to deliver participatory workshops for our Care of Older People programme and Paediatric Participation programme.
Tom read music at Royal Holloway, University of London where he was awarded an organ scholarship. He continued his studies to masters level at the University of Surrey specialising in orchestral conducting. Tom worked in church music for ten years as an organist and director of Music. He has accompanied and conducted choirs in cathedrals around the country as well as internationally in Europe and America.
Tom then transitioned into theatre, playing for and conducting shows in the West End and nationally round the country. Notable shows he has been a part of include Wicked, Mamma Mia, Jersey Boys, Miss Saigon, The Sound of Music, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Bat Out of Hell.
Carmel WoolmingtonArts Team AssistantREAD MORE
Carmel joined CW+ in January 2019 as Arts Team Assistant. She helps to maintain the hospital's art collection as well as assisting with site-specific installations and improvement of the patient environment.
Carmel graduated from Leeds Arts University in 2015 with a BA in Concepts and Communication. She has since worked as a freelance set and prop maker, and has worked with graphic artist Camille Walala on a project for the Park Royal Mental Health Centre in London.