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Trustees

Meet our trustees

Cambridge House is governed by its trustees and directors (collectively called the Council of Management) who are elected at the Annual General Meeting. The council meets seven times a year to manage the business of the organisation. Each year one third of the Council of Management members stand down at the Annual General Meeting and are eligible for re-election. There is a thorough selection and induction process whenever a new trustee is recruited/appointed.

Julie Myers 

Chair

Julie Myers, trustee  

Julie became a trustee in 2014 and is a local resident. She was been appointed Chair Elect in 2015, is an ex officio member of the Finance Sub Committee and a member of our Impact Working group. With a background in in policy-making, consumer affairs and organisational change, Julie is currently Corporate Director at the Legal Services Board where she is responsible for all aspects of operations, corporate governance and communications. Her first job was as a Trading Standards Officer in Coventry and she has since spent most of her career ensuring all in society are able to access goods and services and are treated fairly by businesses.

Tessa Jones

Vice Chair

Tessa Smith, trustee Tessa is currently Head of Strategy and Implementation at Defra (Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs). Tessa’s varied civil service career has included roles as Head of Continuous Improvement at the Home Office’s UK Visas and Immigration Department; Priority Projects Team, at the Home Office Crime and Policing Group; Head of Country Planning and International Partnerships at the UK Border Agency; EU Justice and Home Affairs Policy Advisor at the Cabinet Office; EU Aviation Policy Adviser for the Department  of Transport; and Advice Officer at the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman.
Fran Sanderson

Treasurer

 Chair – Finance Sub Committee
Fran Sanderson, Treasurer, Trustee, trustees Fran became a trustee and our Treasurer in 2014. She is a local resident who currently manages NESTA’s Arts Impact Fund, she previously worked at Big Society Capital as an investment Director after a career break travelling and living off-grid with her young family. Increasing inequality in the UK prompted her to use her financial sector experience for greater social purpose. Before this, she managed an ethical fund, predominantly invested in UK equities, at JPMorgan Asset Management, as well as being an analyst in the Global Equities Team. Fran started her financial career at JPMorgan Fleming Asset Management on the corporate debt side, having previously worked in charity fundraising and administration. Fran is a regular member of the UnLtd Big Venture Challenge awards panel.
Nicholas Page

Company Secretary

 Governance Working Group
Nicholas Page, company secretary, trustee, Nicholas became a trustee and our company secretary in 2014.  He works as a solicitor at Macfarlanes LLP, where he advises on a broad range of corporate matters, including group reorganisations and private equity transactions.
Andy Carr  Branding and Communications Working Group
andy carr, trustee Andy was appointed as a trustee in 2014. Currently Marketing Director of Cambridge Audio, previous positions included Head of Communications at UPP, and communications, fundraising and business development roles at Connect Public Affairs, the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, Neil Stewart Associates and Pulse Radio. A keen cyclist, Andy was a member of the Cambridge House RideLondon Team in 2015.
Dan Metcalf  Branding and Communications Working Group
Dan Metcalfe Dan became a trustee at Cambridge House in 2007, is a local resident and a member of our Branding and Communications Working Group. His expertise is in strategy, evaluation, communications and behaviour change. He is currently Head of Brand and Campaigns at the Wellcome Trust. Prior to this Dan held a range of senior communications roles at Cancer Research UK, the Cabinet Office and Public Health England, where he was Deputy Director of Marketing.
Graham Moss  Finance Sub-committee
Graham Moss Graham became a trustee in 2011, is a local resident and a member of the Finance Sub Committee having served as treasurer from 2011 to 2014. With over thirty years’ experience in strategic finance and risk management both in the UK and overseas, he is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Even though he has worked in global financial corporations, he also has a good knowledge of the UK voluntary sector. He has always lived in south London and has a strong interest in the subject of social cohesion. Another one of our keen cyclists, Graham completed a number of cycling challenges for us in 2014 and was a member of the Cambridge House RideLondon Team in 2015.
Nikki Dawson  Branding and Communications Working Group
Nikki Dawson Nikki became a trustee of Cambridge House in May 2011 and is a member of our Branding and Communications Working group. With over 15 years experience in strategic marketing communication, she also has a postgraduate diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. In 2009, Nikki took a one year placement with Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) as a fundraising and advocacy advisor for a disability NGO in New Delhi, India. She has a broad range of experience in fundraising and CSR as well as international development.  Nikki currently works as the European Marketing Lead for Fjord, design and innovation from Accenture Interactive.
Paul Yiannouzis  Finance Sub-committee
Paul Yiannouzis Paul became a trustee in 2008, is a local resident and a member of our Finance Sub Committee. He is a chartered engineer with over 35 years of experience in the energy and water infrastructure sectors, and has been in charge of delivering major engineering projects both in the UK and internationally. He has worked extensively in developing countries and his expertise includes sustainable development and the delivery of climate change mitigation and adaptation initiatives. Paul is a partner in Empower Community Management, a  social enterprise, developing, funding, owning and operating renewable projects in the UK. Paul was a member of the Cambridge House RideLondon Team in 2015.
Peter Jenkins  Branding and Communications Working Group
 Peter Jenkins, trustee, Peter became a trustee in 2014, is a local resident and a member of our Branding and Communications Working Group. He brings nearly 20 years of experience in campaigns, public affairs and media handling roles in the public, private and charity sectors. In his most recent role as Managing Director of External Affairs at the UK’s leading disability charity Leonard Cheshire, Peter has led an award winning campaign to end the scandal of 15 minute social care visits. Prior to this he has worked in the energy industry, in government communications and as a campaigner and spokesperson for Which? the consumer organisation. With stints at the BBC and in the House of Commons Library, Peter brings a wealth of relevant communications expertise in his role as a trustee for Cambridge House.
Shveta Shah  Governance Working Group
Shveta Shah Shveta is the Disaster Emergencies Preparedness Programme Portfolio Manager for the Start Network, a transformative international network of 24 leading humanitarian NGOs aimed at connecting people in crisis with the best possible solutions. Shveta has over 15 years experience in global programme, policy and advocacy work in human rights, development and humanitarian sectors at Oxfam, Save the Children International, in Amnesty International, Red Kite Learning, and ActionAid International. Shveta’s experience includes constructing new pathways and innovation through partnerships, networks and collaborations in the field in over 30 countries in every region as well as at headquarters level. Shveta has been a trustee of Cambridge House since 2006 with a focus on governance, impact and evidence, and legal empowerment.
David Coleman

David Coleman
 David trained and qualified as a solicitor at City law firm Macfarlanes, where he specialised in corporate law. He was the partner responsible for training and knowledge management across the firm until he retired in 2013. As a corporate lawyer David brings to Cambridge House experience of advising businesses at critical stages in their development, an understanding of the critical role of the board of directors and experience in chairing meetings effectively. David also sits on the Parish Council of his local church, which is within the diocese of Southwark, where amongst other things, he keeps a close eye on the church’s finances. David was appointed as our chair of trustees in November 2009 and served until December 2015, before handing over to Julie Myers.
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