IT Oversight Committee

The Urology Foundation’s IT Committee advise our Board of Trustees on IT governance, IT implementation and other strategic IT-related issues including legal and regulatory compliance, investment in IT projects including telecommunications, risk and opportunities and to ensure these are managed through appropriate internal controls.

IT Oversight Committee

IT Oversight Committee


Mary Garthwaite


Mary was formerly a Consultant Urological Surgeon specialising in neurourology and functional and reconstructive urological surgery. Having gained a PhD in the Molecular Biology of the Bladder in Health and Disease she developed a career long interest and specialist expertise in the management of benign, chronic disorders of the bladder,…

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Rebecca Porta

Rebecca Porta

Chief Executive

Rebecca Porta is Chief Executive of The Urology Foundation. Her career in the voluntary sector spans over 30 years and she has held senior roles within some of the UK’s leading health and medical research charities including The Multiple Sclerosis Society, The Migraine Trust, CancerBACUP (now Macmillan Cancer Support) and…

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Mark Becker – 2022

Mr Mark Becker

Hon Secretary

Mark has over 30 years engineering, consulting and professional services experience. A former Partner at KPMG Consulting and Managing Director at Atos International IT Services. Mark’s specialization has focused on engineering, business improvement, product development, commercial management, programme risk advisory services and global client management in various sectors. In 2016…

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Mike Griggs


Mike has over 40 years working in Business Transformation delivering Change Projects that take large organisations from their current position to a place they want to move to. He has worked for consultancies and in the Financial Services sector. A former CEO at a start up IT services company, he…

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Louise de Winter

Director of Research & Operations

Louise’s background encompasses communications, public affairs and lobbying. She worked in public affairs consultancy, managing clients as diverse as the Motorcycle Industry, Toytota Motor Europe, Standard Life, Cancer Research UK, British Heart Foundation and the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA). She was previously External Relations Director at the MLA…

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Ruby Ali

Ruby Ali

Senior Administrative Officer

Ruby is our Senior Administrative Officer who provides administrative and finance support to the Chief Executive and the wider team. Ensuring the smooth running of the TUF offices on a day to day basis. Ruby’s previous work experience includes many years within NHS England as Personal Assistant to the National…

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