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 CBE



Leadership Team


Paul Streets - Chief Executive

Paul Streets OBE

Chief Executive

Liz Winder

Chief Operating 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


Harriet Stranks

Director of Grants

Oliver Williams

Head of Grants South

Michele Lester

Head of Grants North




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, South West
07770 925946

Gary Beharrell

Manager, East Midlands
07734 973060

Peter Cunnison

Manager, West Midlands
07500 787746




Rachel Marshall

Manager, Wales
07385 364074

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

Sara Cooney

Manager, London and Surrey
07872 031793

Service Delivery


Richard Paynter

Head of Service Delivery

Leigh Jenkins

Programme Support Manager

Ella Davey

Grants Officer




John Frost

Grants Officer

Nicole Durchholz

Systems Manager

Nebiat Tefera Abebe

Grants Officer


Development Team


Jill Baker

Director of Development

Kay Cameron

Projects and Employee Engagement

Harriet Ballance

Local Implementation Lead




Emma Tregear

Development Data Analyst

Victoria Burrows

Development Associate

Alex Smith

PA to the Directors of Grants and



Policy, Communication & Research


Duncan Shrubsole

Director of Policy, Communications and Research

Aferdita Pacrami

Head of Communications

Caroline Howe

Policy and National Programme Manager



Alex Van Vliet

Research and Learning Manager

Helen Underwood

Events and Communications Officer

Charlotte Carter

Learning and Evaluation Officer



Lydia Rye

Influencing Officer

Nicholas Smith

Brand and Content Officer

Rachel Cain

Public Affairs and National Programme Officer



Sofia Khan

Digital Communications Officer

Juliana MacDonald

Events Coordinator






Liz Winder

Chief Operating Officer

Andrew Whitehead

Head of Finance

Gemma Goymer

Head of HR




Lili Lance


Megan Pomone

HR and Office Manager

Daniel Ogbamichael

Financial Officer




Fatma Dari

Office Assistant