Adrian Frost has been a trustee of the Evelyn Trust since 2005 and was elected vice-chairman in 2012. Hecurrently chairs the audit committee and is a member of the investment committee.
Adrian explains that he feels “It is important and enjoyable to become involved in areas away from the familiarity of work and family life. If in doing so it helps others and takes you out of the proverbial ivory tower, then so much the better. Together,as the Evelyn trustees, we are able to direct financial support to where it is needed and will make a difference.
“We spend much of our time trying to ensure that our decisions make a contribution to the improvement of frontline health and care services, or the advancement of ground-breaking areas of medical research. Some grants that we make benefit people locally and some will benefit research done locally which may be of international significance. All of this gives satisfaction to all of us who work as trustees.”
Adrian read Geography at Jesus College, Cambridge and ventured into the City in 1979. He became an investment manager in 1982 and worked for 18 years at Morgan Grenfell – now Deutsche Asset Management.He has spent the last 13 years with Artemis Investment Management and manages the Artemis Income Fund.
“I was invited to join the Board of Trustees partly for my financial experience - but what I have really enjoyed is the chance to do something different and learn about areas of medicine and healthcare that are new to me. The trustees as a group have complementary skills, as you might expect, and work well together as a team – I’m glad to report we also enjoy ourselves along the way!”
Adrian is an enthusiastic supporter of music in Cambridge and his enjoyment of Handel’s music has led him to become a trustee of theHandel House Museum, the composer’s former home in London where, somewhat later, Jimi Hendrix became a next door neighbour. Work is underway to restore the Hendrix flat and incorporate it into the museum.
Adrian and his wife Jane, a consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology at Addenbrooke’s, live in Grantchester and have six children.