1. Dr Moshe Kantor
  2. Michael Samuel MBE
  3. Catherine Bedford
  4. Sally Cairns
  5. Pamela Hutchinson
  6. Professor Linda Mayes
  7. Peter Oppenheimer
  8. Daniel Peltz OBE
  9. Professor Steve Pilling
  10. Dominic Shorthouse
  11. Sarah Wood OBE

Dr Moshe Kantor

Life President


Dr Moshe Kantor is a Trustee and the first Life President of the Anna Freud Centre. He is an international philanthropist, world-renowned scientist, businessman and prominent public figure. He is also President of the European Jewish Congress, Life Governor and Trustee of King Edward VII Hospital, President of the World Holocaust Forum, Vice President of the Jewish Leadership Council, Patron of Kantor King Solomon High School, along with many more, vital organisations. Dr Kantor is committed to addressing and raising the profile of children and young people’s mental health. His philanthropic interests extend to eradicating intolerance, xenophobia, racism and antisemitism through educating and nurturing youth, as well as supporting education, medical and social welfare causes. Originally from Russia, he is now a UK citizen and lives in London with his family. 

Michael Samuel MBE

Chair of Trustees

Michael is also Co-Founder and Chair of Full Fact (a charity which aims to check and correct facts reported in the news) and Civic (which aims to support a major change in the approach of communities and organisations). He is a Trustee of Helpforce and manages five family Charitable Trusts. In business, over three decades he built up Mayborn Group and was Chair of AGL communications agency. Today, he is Chair of Muddy Puddles and Chair of Murex Energy. In the New Year’s Honours list 2020, Michael was awarded an MBE in recognition for his services to young people and to mental health. He is married with four adult children and lives between London and Somerset.

Catherine Bedford


Catherine is a solicitor specialising in complex financial and private law children’s matters. She joined Lee & Thompson as a Partner in 2007 and founded the firm’s family law group. She is now a member of the Board at Harbottle & Lewis, a leading law firm in the UK. Catherine also sits on the Board at the National Gallery Foundation. Originally from Canada, she studied English Literature at McGill University and then moved to the UK to read Law at Oxford University. She is married with two children.

Sally Cairns


Sally has 20 years’ experience supporting private and FTSE 100 companies with the development of corporate, operating and HR strategies at Board and CEO level. She specialises in delivering transformational change and merger integration. Sally joined Global in 2019, where she is Chief People Officer and a Trustee of Make Some Noise, Global’s national charity that funds projects helping disadvantaged children, young people and their families across the UK. She started her career as a commercial lawyer and has considerable international experience having worked and lived in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Australia and London. She holds an MBA from Melbourne University and a Masters in Sustainability Leadership at Cambridge University. 

Pamela Hutchinson


Pamela is Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Bloomberg. She has over 20 years’ experience in managing diversity across engineering, financial services, technology and media. She has provided coaching and guidance to senior leaders, while promoting and progressing inclusion across the business. Pamela has been instrumental in establishing ethnic diversity as an imperative across the City, and has campaigned prominently for equality. She has featured in the 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 Powerlist of Britain’s most influential people of African and African Caribbean heritage. In February 2020, she was inducted as a member of the Executive Leadership Council and appointed to the Employers Board at The Global Institute for Women’s Leadership (GIWL) at King’s College London.

Professor Linda Mayes


Linda is the Chair of the Yale Child Study Center in the Yale School of Medicine and Chief of Child Psychiatry in the Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. She is the Arnold Gesell Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology at the Child Study Center, and Deputy Dean of Professionalism and Leadership at the Yale School of Medicine. Linda is also Director of the Anna Freud Centre - Yale Child Study Center Bridge Program. She oversees a collaborative master’s programme in developmental psychopathology and neuroscience, offered collaboratively between Yale and University College London (UCL). She is also a child and adult psychoanalyst, and a member of the faculty of the Western New England Institute for Psychoanalysis. 

Peter Oppenheimer


Peter is Chief Global Equity Strategist and Head of Macro Research in Europe. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2002, was named Managing Director in 2003 and Partner in 2006. Peter previously worked as Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist at HSBC, was Head of European Strategy at James Capel, Chief Economic Strategist at Hambros Bank, and began his career as an economist at Greenwells in 1985. Peter is also a Trustee of Mitzvah Day, a charity bringing people together from all backgrounds through Jewish-led social action, and a member of the Motability Endowment Trust Investment Committee.  

Daniel Peltz OBE


Daniel is CEO of London Freeholds Ltd, following a career in real estate and asset management with GUS Property Management Ltd and British Land. He is a Governor of Birkbeck College and chairs the Estates Strategy Committee, and an Honorary Fellow of both King’s College and Birkbeck College. Daniel is a Trustee of the National Gallery Foundation, MCC Foundation, Warburg Institute, Music in Secondary Schools Trust, Institute of Jewish Studies at UCL, and City of London School Bursary Trust. He is a Governor of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies at Oxford University, and panellist on the Education Panel of the Wolfson Foundation. In 2015, he was awarded the OBE for philanthropic and charitable services. In his spare time, he is a novelist.

Professor Steve Pilling


Steve is Head of the Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology and Director of the Centre for Outcomes Research and Effectiveness at UCL. He is also Director of the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH), which is concerned with the implementation of evidence-based practice, development of the mental health workforce, and the future development and delivery of mental health services. For 15 years, Steve has had a central role in the development of NICE mental health guidelines. His research interests include trials of complex interventions, psychological treatment (particularly treatments for depression and the competences required to deliver effective interventions), systematic reviews in mental health and their use in clinical guidelines, and the use of routinely collected data to inform treatment selection.

Dominic Shorthouse


Dominic was founder and managing partner of the mid-market private equity firm, Englefield Capital, until its sale to the Brenninkmeijer family. He was a Partner of Warburg Pincus & Co until January 2001. Dominic graduated from Oxford University with an MA in Latin and Greek literature and philosophy, and has an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is now a farmer and an active private investor.

Sarah Wood OBE


Following an academic career, Sarah co-founded Unruly, a global video advertising marketplace acquired by News Corp in 2015. She is a former board member of Superdry plc, sits on the boards of Tech Nation and City Ventures, and is an ambassador for The Prince's Trust ‘Women Supporting Women’ programme. Sarah has been named Veuve Clicquot Businesswoman of the Year, City AM Entrepreneur of the Year, and has been awarded an OBE for services to technology and innovation. Having co-founded City Unrulyversity, a free pop-up university inspiring the next generation of digital entrepreneurs, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from City University. Sarah is also an active angel investor, a mentor at UCL’s Hatchery, and author of ‘Stepping Up: How to accelerate your leadership potential’, which calls for more diverse and empathetic business leaders. 

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