Our patron

Gus O’Donnell

Our patron is Gus O’Donnell is a former British senior civil servant and economist, who between 2005 and 2011 (under three Prime Ministers) served as the Cabinet Secretary, the highest official in the British Civil Service. Gus chaired the development group of founding partners setting up the Centre and the Commission on Wellbeing & Policy. He joined Frontier Economics as Senior Advisor in 2012 and became Chairman in 2013.

Our directors

We are proud to have a board that reflects the breadth and depth of expertise in the government, non-profit and business sectors. To contact any board member, please contact us.

Paul Litchfield (chair)

Former Chief Medical Officer for BT Group plc

Andrew Hudson (treasurer)

Non-executive Director of Circle Housing, former DG HM Treasury and Senior Advisor BIG lottery Fund


Dan Corry

CEO of New Philanthropy Capital

Read more about Dan on NPC’s website

Eleanor Budden

Executive director/vice president, Global Mobility Services, Goldman Sachs

Sarah Blunn

Partner, Commercial Property, Wedlake Bell

Gregor Henderson

Strategic Adviser, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Public Health England

Helen Baker

Chair, Shelter England

Paul Najsarek

Chief Executive Ealing Council

Deborah Potts

Chief Executive Officer at Active Gloucestershire