Our trustees

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The trustee board is led by our Acting Chair, Sarah Wilson.

Sarah Wilson

Acting Chair

Sarah Wilson is Chair of The Barnes Fund, a grant making trust, and sits on the Advisory Board of Oxfam’s Enterprise Development Programme. She has held non-executive positions in higher and further education and early years, and was a senior executive at the Financial Services Authority and at Voluntary Service Overseas. Sarah is a member of the audit and risk committee and Acting Chair of the chairs' committee.

Jabbar Sardar

Deputy Chair

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Jabbar Sardar (Deputy Chair) is Global HR director for BBC Studios, the commercial subsidiary of the BBC which oversees TV production, channels and distribution globally. Jabbar is Chair of the nominations committee and a member of the chairs’ committee.

Lucinda Bell


Lucinda Bell

Lucinda Bell (Treasurer) is currently a non-executive director of Derwent London, Man Group and Crest Nicholson. She is also Chair of the audit and risk committee at Man Group and Chair of the audit committee at Derwent London. Lucinda is Chair of the audit and risk committee and a member of the chairs’ committee, people committee and nominations committee.  

Ann-Marie Harkin

Ann-Marie Harkin

Ann-Marie Harkin is the Executive Director for Audit Services at Audit Wales. She has won both the Leading Wales 'Women in Leadership' award and the CIPFA Wales 'Public Finance Professional of the Year' award. Ann-Marie is Chair of the Cymru advisory committee and a member of the audit and risk and chairs’ committees.

Bevis Watts

Bevis Watts is the Chief Executive of Triodos Bank UK Ltd. Bevis has spent his whole career working in sustainability in the public, private and voluntary sectors. He was previously Head of Business Support at WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) and CEO of Avon Wildlife Trust. Bevis is a member of the audit and risk committee.

Finola McDonnell

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Finola McDonnell joined the Financial Times in 2018 as chief communications and marketing officer. A member of the FT Group executive board, Finola oversees global communications, brand management, commercial marketing and partnerships and events. 

Previously, she worked for US news outlet CNBC, holding the position of Vice President of international communications and marketing. Finola is a member of the technology committee.

Janine La Rosa

Janine La Rosa is the Chief People officer at a large London hospital. Prior to this Janine held a key role in London’s Covid response, working to help close the equity gap in vaccine screening. She previously worked in the UK and overseas, delivering high-value infrastructure and transformation programmes.

Jonathan Mogford

Jonathan Mogford

Jonathan Mogford brings an insight from the wider Citizens Advice national network - he is Vice-Chair at Citizens Advice Wandsworth. His civil service career includes 25 years of healthcare and life sciences policy experience, including 10 years at MHRA. Jonathan is Chair of the equality committee and a member of the chairs’ committee.

Mark Allen

Mark Allen retired from Cancer Research UK in 2021, having spent 5 years as Executive Director for HR. Mark has been a trustee and Chair of several final salary pension schemes and Deputy Chair of governors for a large FE college. He is currently a trustee of AQA, the examinations organisation. Mark is Chair of the people committee and a member of the chairs’ committee and the nominations committee.

Dr Roxane Heaton

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Roxane Heaton is the Chief Information Officer of Macmillan Cancer Support. She has also held a range of public and private sector roles including Director of Digital and Innovation for Morrisons Supermarket. Teamwork, community, collaboration, equity and inclusion are core to Roxane's values. She has won several Technology and Digital National awards and was named in the Queen’s Platinum Birthday Honours List to receive a British Empire Medal for Services to Digital Technology during Covid-19. She has a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA), specifically focused on how digital skills and inclusion can enhance social mobility, sustainability and UK prosperity. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Engineers and a Chartered Engineer. She holds a Masters in Aeronautical Engineering, a Masters in Science across Defence Modelling and Simulation, and an MBA. Roxane is Chair of the technology committee.

Steve Hughes


Steve Hughes is a Chief Officer in a large Greater Manchester based local Citizens Advice service. Alongside this role, Steve is a Non-Executive Director of L&Q Homes and Cabinet Member at Rossendale Borough Council. Steve is a member of the equality committee and people committee.