Who’s who

Who’s who

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This is the small dedicated team who oversee the day to day running of the trust.

Richard Ross-Chairman

Richard is the son of Nat and Teresa Rosenbaum, who founded Rosetrees. He qualified as a chartered accountant having gained a degree in economics at LSE after which he joined Regentsmead, the family business and is now the chairman. Richard was awarded the Spear’s Philanthropist of the Year Award in November 2011.

Ann Berger-Chief Executive

Ann joined Rosetrees as Director of Development in 2017 and took on the role of Chief Executive in 2018. Before joining Rosetrees, Ann spent many years in the finance sector and more recently led a joint initiative for Macmillan and Citizens Advice to provide financial advice for cancer patients. Ann also runs a family trust funding medical research.

John Samuels- Research Consultant

John won a scholarship to LSE followed by a successful business career. He has worked with Richard since the early days of Rosetrees and holds annual meetings with most of our researchers so we can maintain close personal contact and achieve the best outcomes, working together.

Dr. Vineeth Rajkumar-Head of Research

Vineeth joined Rosetrees in 2017. Prior to that he worked at UCL specialising in cancer biology and imaging. He is responsible for grant triage and supports the review process and the impact evaluation of Rosetrees-funded research.

Ingrida Tverijoniene-Operations Assistant

Ingrida trained as a nurse and is an integral part of the operations team at Rosetrees. She is responsible for organising all the peer reviews for new applications which is the foundation of our selection process and she arranges our personal meetings with researchers.

Richard Miller-Operations Manager

Richard has a background in computing and information management, designing data systems and reporting. As the Operations Manager at Rosetrees he oversees grant and budget management at Rosetrees and provides analysis of all Rosetrees activities.

Sheree Oxenham-Senior Research and Development Officer

Sheree started her career as a research scientist before moving into teaching including several years as a head teacher. She undertakes assessment of the impact of our completed projects and is responsible for the management of our annual interdisciplinary award.

Berwyn Rutherford – Research Consultant

After an early career in education, Berwyn retrained and has been a practising osteopath for 30 years. She works closely with John Samuels to regularly meet our researchers for progress updates.

Clive Winkler – Trustee

Clive qualified as an engineer in 1967. He was appointed as a trustee due to his longstanding connection to the family business that provides Rosetrees ongoing financial support. He brings us an external perspective from his working experience.

Robert Mesnick-Trustee

Robert joined Regentsmead, the family business in 1987 and is now the chief financial officer. Robert was appointed a trustee of Rosetrees in 2010 and leads the investment committee.

Sam Howard-Trustee

Sam is a qualified solicitor and was formerly the Rosetrees Trust CEO. He now heads up a development finance company. His experience in business and the charity sector means that he can continue to advise Rosetrees as a trustee.