Meet the team


Board of Trustees


Baroness Rennie Fritchie DBE


The Rt Hon. Baroness Hilary Armstrong

Kate Cheetham


Professor Akwugo Emejulu

Paul Farmer CBE

Gareth Oakley


Jo Harris

Lesley King-Lewis

Becky Shaw


Dame Gillian Morgan

Sara Weller CBE

Dr Neil Wooding





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




Frances Warwick

Manager, London and
East of England

David Vincent

Manager, South East

Marie Hale

Manager, South Central




Clare Rance

Manager, Devon, Cornwall
and Somerset

Gary Beharrell

Manager, East Midlands

Peter Cunnison

Manager, West Midlands




Mike Lewis

Manager, Wales

Ella Sips

Manager, North West

Carlos Chavez

Manager, Yorkshire and the Humber




Neil Shashoua

Manager, North East and Cumbria

Service Delivery


Richard Paynter

Head of Service Delivery

Leigh Jenkins

Programme Support Manager

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 Manager

Harriet Ballance

Local Implementation Lead



Emma Tregear

Development Data Analyst

Nebiat Tefera Abebe

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

Imthiaz Rehman

Press and Communications Officer



Juliana MacDonald

Events Assistant

Lydia Rye

Influencing Officer

Nicolas Smith

Brand and Content Officer



Rachel Cain

Public Affairs and
Programme 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