Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett

Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett

Thomas Hughes-Hallett is chair of Cause4 since August 2013.

He was chief executive of Marie Curie Cancer Care from 2000 to 2012. In April 2012 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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Cause4 appoints Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett as chair

Vocal philanthropist and former charity chief executive Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett has been appointed as the new chair of Cause4.

Public thinks volunteers more worthy of honours than charity professionals

New research released by nfpSynergy claims that almost half the British public think that voluntary sector workers do not get the credit they deserve.

Institute begins closer relationship with philanthropists

The Institute of Fundraising has begun to work more closely with philanthropists and called for 'more and better asking'  by fundraisers.

Thomas Hughes-Hallett, chair of the Review and chief executive of Marie Curie Cancer Care

The Philanthropy Review has decided not to disband following the publication of yesterday’s report, and will instead continue to meet and push for the implementation of its proposals.

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.

» Public thinks volunteers more worthy of honours than charity professionals

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Vibeka Mair reviews the leaders of the UK’s largest charities.

Alice Maynard: not paying trustees could harm diversity

Charities which have no ability to pay trustees risk lacking diversity on their boards, Alice Maynard, the former chair of Scope, said yesterday.

Giving Summit critical date for tax relief cap, says Philanthropy Review chair

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.

Bubb asks MPs for meeting to debate criticisms of charity sector

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.

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