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 and government affairs expert who has worked for several high-profile public, private and not-for-profit organisations. In March 2017 he was elected as Councillor representing the City of London Corporation, where he serves on the Policy and Resources Committee, the main decision making body of the City Corporation, the Police Committee and as Deputy Chair of the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Sub Committee.

    Tijs has extensive knowledge of different policy areas relevant to Working Chance’s mission, such as gender equality, justice and employment services. Tijs joined Working Chance as trustee in 2016. He is currently a Governor of The City Academy, Hackney and the City of London School for Girls, having previously served as a trustee of Future Care Capital – a charity supporting innovation in health and social care - and as a Special Constable in the City of Westminster

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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.

  • 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.