The Board of Trustees is responsible for the governance of Medical Aid Films, bringing expertise from a range of professional areas and sectors.
Michael is the CEO of the Cardano Group, the Pension focussed Risk andInvestment Management firm. Before joining Cardano, Michael worked at Goldman Sachs in New York, London, Hong Kong and Singapore for 23 years as a Partner in the company’s Securities Division. Prior to that, he graduated from the University of Louvain (Belgium) with a Masters in Economics and the City University Business School with a Masters in Business Administration.
A former lawyer, Maila advised SME’s at the Royal Courts of Justice and has since advised over 150 start-ups, and organised, mentored and judged at international pitch events. Maila is a founding mentor and investor for the education accelerator Emerge Venture Labs, and was formerly Director of Forward Ladies, the UK’s largest women in business network.
Bringing her rich skillset to the charity sector, Maila has been a committee member of the charity Today & Tomorrow and an Ambassador for The Mix Charity. She joins Medical Aid Films at an exciting time to help develop, execute and realise our ambitious growth strategy.
Nicky Wynne is Director of Development at St Paul’s Cathedral. Previously she worked as Managing Director for Global Fund for Children (GFC) where her remit included establishing and supporting satellite fundraising offices in India, Hong Kong and London. At GFC, one of her most memorable and moving experiences was working in India and gaining a deeper knowledge of the challenges in tackling sex trafficking. Whilst working at Mission to Seafarers (MtS) she established a Singapore fundraising office and lived there over a 4 year period. Her work for MtS gave her the opportunity to learn of the hardships seafarers and their families endured first hand when she spent time working with stranded seafarers in anchorage off of Fujairah. During her time at MtS she led a ‘Row Around Singapore In 24 Hours’ Fundraising challenge event that gained extensive global TV coverage, involved over 120 corporate companies and raised £2m. Whilst working at St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group she set up and ran offices in Brussels, London and Jerusalem. Whilst there, her involvement in an extensive multi million pound capital build project and a diabetic retinopathy programme led her to be awarded a medal by HM The Queen for strategic and creative fundraising success. When not thinking about strategic fundraising and its impact Nicky is either in the gym, cooking or doing art.
Alex is an education and publishing consultant with particular expertise in the developing world. Formerly a senior manager at Pearson with responsibility for African and Middle Eastern markets, Alex has also worked as a Publishing Director across print and digital. Recently his work has involved global projects with UNICEF and other partners to improve the quality of education for children displaced by crisis.