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  • 31 May 2023

Paul Hamlyn Foundation announces senior appointments

We are pleased to announce that Liz Winder and Paula Gay are joining the senior leadership team at Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) in September.

One of the largest independent grant-making foundations in the UK, PHF was established by the publisher and philanthropist Paul Hamlyn in 1987. We invest around £30 million each year across our key funding priorities: investing in young people; migration; arts access and participation; education and learning through the arts; and nurturing ideas and people, underpinned by a commitment to social justice.

Liz Winder, Chief Operating Officer

Liz Winder will join us as Chief Operating Officer. Liz is currently Chief Operating Officer at Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales where she supported the development of a new organisational strategy. She trained as a Chartered Accountant and has spent her career in the charity sector including 13 years at Macmillan Cancer Support. Liz is currently the treasurer of Settle Support, a charity that supports care-experienced young people as they move into their first home so that they can confidently transition into independent living.

Speaking about her new role, Liz Winder said: “I’m thrilled to be joining Paul Hamlyn Foundation at such an exciting time for the organisation, and I look forward to joining a clearly passionate team and playing my part in bringing some really ambitious plans to life.”

We have also created a new role on our leadership team. Paula Gay will join us as Director of People and Culture to help us deliver our commitment to becoming anti-racist champion a truly inclusive culture.

Paula Gay, Director of People and Culture

Paula comes with over 20 years’ experience within Human Resources within the public, private and third sectors. She is currently the Director of HR at Piclo Energy a cleantech company aiming to decarbonise the grid, but has held previous positions at the Goldsmiths’ Livery Company and Options Consultancy and spent 10 years at the British Red Cross in its International HR division. Alongside work Paula holds two Non-Executive Trustee roles with Women for Women International and Inspiration for All.

Paula Gay commented: “I am delighted to be offered the opportunity to join PHF in this newly created role and excited to apply my skills, expertise and energy to contribute to their work, most especially the aspiration to develop a people-centred inclusive culture.”

Moira Sinclair, Chief Executive Paul Hamlyn Foundation, said: “We are so pleased to welcome Liz and Paula to the Foundation, both of whom bring a wealth of expertise and fresh thinking to help us work towards our vision for a just society. We’ve been lucky enough to keep Lucy Palfreyman with us too, in a part-time role supporting special projects. I hope, in extending this senior leadership capacity, we can support the Foundation in delivering our ambition to be an effective funder, using all our resources to create opportunities and support social change.”