Addenbrooke’s charity appoints new trustees to support ambitious fundraising plans
15 July 2021
Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT), the fundraising charity for Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie hospitals, is pleased to announce the appointment of two new trustees: William Fox, Portfolio Director at wealth management service provider, Cazenove Capital, and James Stevens, CEO of Ely-based nutritional ingredients supplier, Cambridge Commodities.
Thanks to the immensely generous support of its donors, the charity helps the hospitals provide a level of patient care beyond that which can be delivered by NHS funding alone. Charitable donations fund high-tech equipment and innovations, specialist staff, extra patient comforts, and vital research to improve diagnostics and find potential cures, helping to save and improve lives locally, nationally and worldwide.
“I am delighted that William and James have agreed to join the Board of Trustees at ACT,” said Chairman, Dr Rosalind Smith. “Their appointments will be of great value to the charity as it embarks on ambitious fundraising plans to support the future of Cambridge University Hospitals and continues to make it even better for patients.”
William Fox sits on the Finance and General Purposes committee and the Investment Committee (IC), having been an external advisor to the IC for many years. He said: “I am delighted to be joining ACT as a trustee at this very exciting time for both the hospital and the charity. I very much look forward to working with my fellow trustees and the excellent staff at ACT to fulfil our charitable objectives over the years ahead.”
James Stevens who will bring his expertise to the fundraising Committee said: “I am honoured to be joining such a distinguished and notable charitable trust as ACT. From innovative new equipment to smaller touches that can make all the difference, ACT does it all. I will strive to further these important and life changing endeavours and prove myself worthy of such a tremendous opportunity to give back.”
After a spell in the army and at agricultural college, William joined Cazenove & Co in 1986 as a graduate trainee and became a partner in 2000. He continues to work for Cazenove Capital, the wealth management arm of Schroders, looking after private individuals and family trusts.
William sits on the F&GP committee and the Investment Committee, having been an external advisor to the IC for many years. He is married to Lucinda who is a retired nurse who trained in Cambridge. They have three children and now live in West Norfolk.
James Stevens is an entrepreneur and has forged a successful 25-year career in the health industry promoting wellbeing worldwide. He is the CEO and Founder of Cambridge Commodities and lives with his family in Cambridgeshire. A philanthropist at heart, James has taken on many challenges to raise money for charities including ACT which has been his company’s chosen charity for the last 4 years.