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Our Trustees

HCT Group is very proud to have an experienced and diverse Board with a broad range of sector-specific skills

Board members are recruited from the open market based on the needs of the organisation. They are, collectively and individually, appraised regularly.  HCT also conducts periodic skills audits of our Board and Senior Executive team to ensure that we have the appropriate skill set in our governing team.  

The board meets regularly and has a maximum of 12 members, and are appointed for a period of three years.  Retiring directors may be reappointed for a second term of up to three years.

Register of Interests, Gifts and Hospitality

A register of Trustees' interests, gifts and hospitality is kept and is available on request from

Our Trustees


Antony Ross, Chairman

Chairman, Appointed Jan 2020

After serving as treasurer from January 2016, Anthony was appointed Chairman in January 2020  

Antony is a partner at Bridges Ventures and leads the Bridges Social Entrepreneurs Fund and Bridges Social Impact Bond Fund. He is a member of the Bridges Ventures investment committee and a Teaching Fellow at London Business School.  He is also Director of the North East-based seed fund, NorthStar Ventures.

Antony has over 20 years of private equity and venture capital investment experience in a wide range of businesses and stages.  He joined 3i in 1988 and managed 3i’s Newcastle and Cambridge offices before leading 3i’s healthcare team. 

He studied Mechanical Engineering at Bristol University and has an MBA from London Business School.