Tim and Christopher both have significant experience across health inequalities, public health and the charity sector and are passionate about using their time and resources to support social justice issues. The new Council Members join at an exciting time for RSPH, with the recent arrival of new Chief Executive Christina Marriott, and the start of a strategic review.
Tim Elwell-Sutton is Assistant Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Health Foundation, where his work focuses on tackling health inequalities by mobilising action on the wider determinants of health.
Tim has worked to improve the public's health in a range of public sector organisations in the UK, including local authorities, Public Health England, and the Department for International Development. He also worked overseas for some years with charities in Hong Kong and Nepal, where he worked on infectious disease control programmes. He is also an honorary lecturer in public health at the University of East Anglia.
A graduate of Edinburgh University, Chris qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KMPG in 1989, where he worked in a number of public and charitable organisations. He is currently Director of Finance at Hestia Housing and Support, a London based charity supporting over 10,000 adults and children every year, with an annual turnover of £30 million.
He has held various Trustee positions and is currently Treasurer of the Revolving Doors Agency. He is passionate in his support for the most disadvantaged in society but also about bringing about the systematic improvements that are needed to bring about real change.
Dr Nigel Carter OBE, RSPH Chair of Council said:
“We are delighted to announce the appointment of two new trustees who will join RSPH’s board from September. Both Christopher and Tim have long standing commitment to addressing health inequalities – Christopher has a wealth of experience in charity finance and working with disadvantaged communities, and Tim has worked in public health at both National and Local Government level and most recently at the Health Foundation. This is a particularly exciting time for RSPH, with the recent appointment of our new Chief Executive, Christina Marriott and as we are about to embark on a strategic review for the organisation. We welcome both new trustees and look forward to working with them in the months ahead.
I would also like to pay special thanks to Philip Woodward and Vij Randeniya – who stepped down from the Board in 2020 – on behalf of RSPH I would like to thank both of them for their service, and in particular Philip who served as Chair of RSPH between 2016-19.”