We place individuals at the heart of all our planning, services and activities.
We are dedicated to upholding:
Good stewardship of resources
Innovation, quality and learning
Commitment to open communication and respect of individual dignity
Development and encouragement of people to their full potential.
Life in all its fullness for everyone in Mildmay’s care.
To transform and empower lives through the delivery of quality health services, treatment, and care.
Our Values and our faith
Our inspiration and values derive from our Christian faith. These values, enriched and shared by many people, including those of other faiths and of no religious faith, underpin all our work.
Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, during the blessing of the new Mildmay Hospital building in 2014
Mildmay was set up as a Christian medical mission in response to the cholera epidemic in 1860s London. Today, our mission is still to reach out to those in greatest need, providing love, care, and compassion to the sick and vulnerable.
We work in a multi-cultural society and value the contribution of everyone who works or volunteers for Mildmay, of people who use our service and their families, of other organisations and funders who work closely with us, and of the community, faith groups, and individual supporters who sustain our work.
Management Team, Trustees, Patrons & Ambassador
Chief Executive Officer
Geoff Coleman MIHM DMS MA MBA
Geoff joined Mildmay as CEO in June 2018. He has a wealth of experience of leadership both within the health service and the charity sector. For the past ten years, he has headed two charities as CEO, at Crossroads Care South Central a social care charity focused on supporting carers and prior to that leading Options for Life in the West Midlands, a charity supporting adults with learning disabilities.
He spent twenty years working within the NHS, most recently as an NHS Director at the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, where he was responsible for a wide range of clinical services. He was also Director of Informatics for all NHS services across Oxfordshire.
Geoff is married with five children (three girls and two boys) and both he and his wife play an active part in their local community church in Chipping Norton. His interests are mountain climbing (he has completed the Three-Peaks-Challenge on many occasions), and sailing.
The Rt Hon the Lord Fowler
After serving as Shadow Minister of Transport, Lord Norman Fowler was appointed Minister of Transport in 1979, being responsible for making seat belts compulsory. Later, as Secretary of State for Health and Social Services, he drew public attention to the dangers of HIV/AIDSAIDS and was determined to take whatever action was necessary to tackle the crisis, despite considerable opposition from tabloids, faith leaders, and fellow ministers. Although he left the position of health secretary in 1987, he never stopped campaigning on issues around HIV/AIDS. He resigned from the cabinet as Employment Secretary and was knighted in 1990.
Lord Fowler was Chairman of the Conservative Party from 1992 to 1994, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Transport and the Regions from 1997 to 1998, and Shadow Home Secretary from 1998 to 1999. In 2001, he was created a Conservative life peer. He renounced party political allegiance upon taking office as Lord Speaker. On 25 February 2021, he announced that in April he will be stepping down as Lord Speaker to focus on campaigning work, particularly in relation to HIV/AIDS.