We are delighted to announce that our Chief Executive, Paul Ramsbottom, has been awarded an OBE for services to charity in the Queen’s New Year honours list 2020.

Paul began work in the Foundation as a Grants Assistant in 1998, working his way up to Chief Executive.

As well as his Chief Executive role at the Wolfson Foundation, and its sister charity the Wolfson Family Charitable Trust, Paul also chaired until recently the Foundation Forum, a network for CEOs of trusts and foundations.

Outside of his professional life he has an interest in international development. For over a decade he has been the Chair of the Savannah Education Trust – a charity that he helped found – which provides Christian schools in the villages of northern Ghana. He is also a Trustee of Mercy Ships UK, an organisation that deploys hospital ships to some of the poorest countries in the world.

Paul Ramsbottom said, “This was a lovely surprise and a good way to start the New Year. I see the honour very much as a reflection on the outstanding teamwork of the wonderful staff and trustees at the Wolfson Foundation.

“I feel privileged to be part of the charity sector and to work closely with a wide-range of inspiring organisations.”

Congratulations Paul from the team at Wolfson! Well deserved!