Our Trustees

Our Board of Trustees bring their commercial, financial and political experience to our charity, having overall responsibility for its direction.

  • Simon Marshall - Chair of Trustees

    Simon Marshall - Chair of Trustees

    Simon is an experienced Managing Director within the business services and outsourcing sector, serving both the private and public sectors.

    He is a leader and manager of customer and senior team relationships that have delivered exponential revenue and margin growth through innovative re-engineering and transformation.

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  • Tijs Broeke - Trustee

    Tijs Broeke CC

    Tijs is an experienced communications expert who has worked for several high-profile public, private and not-for-profit organisations. In March 2017, he was elected as Common Councilman representing the City of London Corporation.

    Tijs started his career as a political advisor in the European Parliament and has held senior communications and public affairs positions at the Equal Opportunity Commission, Network Rail, G4S and Ingeus.

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  • Erica Handling Trustee

    Erica Handling

    Erica is a Managing Director and General Counsel for Europe, the Middle East and Africa for BlackRock, where she is a member of the EMEA Executive Committee and EMEA Operating Committee.

    Prior to joining BlackRock, Erica was General Counsel of Barclays Investment Bank in EMEA and during her four years at Barclays she also had responsibility for the Investment Bank in Africa and the Corporate Bank globally.

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  • Lady Emma Hood

    Lady Emma Hood

    After an early career in corporate finance, Emma founded and took public an online financial information service covering all the quoted companies in Europe. It was acquired by Bloomberg in 1991 and more than doubled Bloomberg's turnover at that time. 

    She followed this with 15 years' running a London restaurant and working with young offenders. During this time she completed several high altitude treks and in 1993 she was one of the organisers behind the 40th Anniversary British Expedition to Everest.

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    Sue Round

    Sue started her working life as an air stewardess with British Airways. She then joined BA’s training department where she became passionate about people development.

    Since leaving BA she has held a number of senior HR roles in FTSE 100 organisations, including O2, Marks and Spencer, Sainsbury’s and British Gas, before joining BP in 2013 where she is Head of Talent and Learning for the Midstream businesses.

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  • Ncik Tesseyman

    Nick Tesseyman

    Nick has a degree in Modern Languages from Oxford University and has spent a significant part of his career working in Russia.

    For the last 20 years, apart from a short spell in investment banking, Nick has worked in development finance at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He is currently the Managing Director, Financial Institutions and works across Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey and Northern Africa to support banking sector development.

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    Allison Watson

    Allison is Head of EMEA Business & Operations Staffing at Google, where she has worked for nine years.

    She is responsible for all non-tech EMEA hiring for Google, covering over 35 countries and all sales, marketing and general and admin functions. She has been a mentor for multiple under-privileged students and worked with a local job centre on supporting people to get back into work.

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    Dee Winzar

    Dee has over 15 years’ experience working in the NHS, including as a Senior Ward Sister accountable for staff and non-staff million-pound budgets.

    She was also a Member of the Hospitals Drugs and Therapeutics Committee, reviewing pharmaceutical usage and new innovations across Trust hospitals.

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