Nigel Cudlipp is the Foundling Museum’s Finance Director. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, he spent two years working for Philips Industries, the Dutch electronics multi-national, before becoming Group Director of Finance & Development for Cunard Hotels (part of the FTSE 100 Trafalgar House Group). Based in Barbados, St Lucia, New York and London, he had responsibility for a number of hotels including The Ritz, Stafford and Dukes hotels in London. Nigel then became Group Finance Director and Managing Director for a number of recruitment companies, backing one into the London Stock Exchange.The subsequent five years were spent building his own international hotel-related business with offices in London, New York, Miami and Dubai before retiring to bring up his two children. Nigel returned to work in 2005 as Finance Director of Social Firms UK, a charity involved in building businesses to offer employment opportunities to disadvantaged people, during which time he also held the position of Chairman of the Board of Trustees for SAdAS, a drug and alcohol addiction charity. He joined the Foundling Museum in May 2012 and has responsibility for Development, as well as all financial matters for the Museum charity and its trading subsidiary, of which he is Chairman.