Hilary Sears appointed as Chair of Trustees

06 Jun, 2017

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Hilary Sears to lead the Board of Trustees, overseeing the development of the Charity as a strategic partner to King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Hilary Sears

“I am delighted to welcome Hilary as our new Board Chairman,” said Gill Edelman, Chief Executive of King’s College Hospital Charity. “Hilary’s experience and expertise in helping guide organisations through times of transformational change will be particularly valuable as we develop our own fundraising team and embark on new plans for growth and development of the Charity.”

Hilary recently completed her terms as Chairman of the Multiple Sclerosis Society (supporting MS sufferers and their families, and raising vital funds for research), and of KIDS (supporting disabled children). She was a driving force behind the StopMS appeal, and presided over modernisation programmes, the development of the current strategies and re-branding.


Hilary was a Vice-President in global firms Korn Ferry and AT Kearney, who seconded her to the Cabinet Office to focus on talent management for Senior Civil Servants. Hilary has a Cranfield MBA and an MSc in Coaching and Behavioural Change from Henley Business School. She is Deputy Chairman of the International Advisory Board of Cranfield School of Management and is a Trustee of the Cranfield Trust.


Hilary said, “I am honoured and excited to be taking on the role of Chairman, with the opportunity to help establish King’s College Hospital Charity as a vibrant and dynamic organisation focused on helping the King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust achieve its ambitious development priorities. I am proud to be able to use my skills and experience to help the Charity strengthen the Trust’s links with its local communities and contribute to enhancing its global reputation for clinical excellence.”