Meet the team


Board of Trustees


Baroness Rennie Fritchie DBE


Kate Cheetham

Professor Akwugo Emejulu


Gareth Oakley

Jo Harris

Becky Shaw


Dame Gillian Morgan


Sara Weller CBE

Dr Neil Wooding


Darren Knight

Kamran Mallick

Ruth Sutherland



Leadership Team


Paul Streets - Chief Executive

Paul Streets OBE

Chief Executive

Liz Winder

Chief Operating and Finance Officer

Duncan Shrubsole

Director of Policy, Communications
and Research



Harriet Stranks

Director of Grants

Jill Baker

Director of Development

Famida Chandegra

EA to the Chief Executive



Grants Team


Michele Lester

Head of Grants North

Oliver Williams

Head of Grants South

Sara Cooney

Manager, London and Surrey
07872 031793




Frances Warwick

Manager, London and
East of England
07500 787749

David Vincent

Manager, South East
073849 0983

Marie Hale

Manager, South Central
07810 826006




Clare Rance

Manager, Devon, Cornwall
and Somerset
07770 925946

Gary Beharrell

Manager, East Midlands
07734 973060

Peter Cunnison

Manager, West Midlands
07500 787746




Mike Lewis

Manager, Wales
07802 540793

Ella Sips

Manager, North West
07740 699865

Carlos Chavez

Manager, Yorkshire and the Humber
07795 687596




Neil Shashoua

Manager, North East and Cumbria
07802 337481

Service Delivery


Richard Paynter

Head of Service Delivery

Leigh Jenkins

Programme Support Manager
(maternity leave)

Frances Lawerence

Interim Programme Support




Ella Davey

Programme Coordinator

Olivia Morrison

Programme Coordinator

John Frost

Programme Coordinator




Nicole Durchholz

Systems Manager

Development Team


Alex Smith

PA to the Directors of Grants and

Kay Cameron

Projects and Employee Engagement

Harriet Ballance

Local Implementation Lead




Emma Tregear

Development Data Analyst

Nebiat Tefera Abebe

Development Associate

Victoria Burrows

Development Associate



Policy, Communication & Research


Caroline Howe

Policy and National Programme Manager

Aferdita Pacrami

Head of Communications

Alex Van Vliet

Research and Learning Manager



Charlotte Carter

Learning and Evaluation Officer

Helen Underwood

Events and Communications Officer

Juliana MacDonald

Events Coordinator



Lydia Rye

Influencing Officer

Nicholas Smith

Brand and Content Officer

Rachel Cain

Public Affairs and
National Programme Officer



Sofia Khan

Digital Communications Officer






Andrew Whitehead

Head of Finance

Daniel Ogbamichael

Financial Officer

Lili Lance




Human Resources


Gemma Goymer

Head of HR

Megan Pomone

HR and Office Manager