Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett
Thomas Hughes-Hallett has been chief executive of Marie Curie Cancer Care since 2000 and announced his intention to retire by the end of 2012 in February that year. In April he became a trustee for the King's Fund.
Educated at Eton College and Oxford University (where he gained an MA in modern history) Tom, as he is known, went on to qualify as a barrister. From there he spent 22 years in the banking profession working as chief executive of Enskilda Corporate, chairman of Robert Fleming Securities, and later, director of Fleming Asset Management.
In December 2010 he was announced as chair of the new independent Philanthropy Review, a collaboration of voluntary and private sector bodies who aim to identify ways of achieving a step-change in charitable giving in the UK. He is also a member of the Kings Fund General Advisory Council, chairman of the End of Life Care Implementation Advisory Board, review chair for the Palliative Care Funding Review for adults and children in England and a trustee of Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.
Tom has formerly been chairman of English Churches Housing Group and the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children, a director of the National Council for Palliative Care and a special trustee of Great Ormond Street Hospital.
He was knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2012.
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Marie Curie Cancer Care has officially opened its new national support centre in Pontypool, Wales, creating 140 new jobs in the process.
New research released by nfpSynergy claims that almost half the British public think that voluntary sector workers do not get the credit they deserve.
This is exactly the reason that I am a development director, not a fund raiser, and why I try to get volunteers to do my fundraising where possible. I can never change the perception that I am the hired help because, guess what, I am - even though I'm a donor and a legacy pledger, too.
Thomas Hughes-Hallett has warned that if there is no announcement on the proposed tax relief cap by next week’s Giving Summit, the sector will face an uphill battle to get it amended.
Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, has asked the Public Administration Select Committee for a session with charity chief executives to address criticisms made towards the voluntary sector in a PASC meeting last week.
If all the recommendations from the Philanthropy Review were acted upon, the charity sector would benefit from an extra £2bn a year by 2015. Thomas Hughes-Hallett provides the detail.
If a boardmember doesn't act as the owner of the charity, is there not a danger that the chief executive assumes the owner role and becomes better known than the charity itself? Tom Hughes-Hallett reveals why board members need to have a stake in their charities.