Ruth Lesirge – Chair
A Trustee of London Film School and Bishopsgate Institute, Ruth has 35 years’ experience of work within the public and third sectors, including a previous career as Principal of an adult and community education service.
John Williams – Vice Chair
John has been Deputy Chair of ChildLine and Chair of the governance think tank Tomorrow’s Company. He has also chaired a commercial theatre production company and a regional tourist board, and is a long serving board member at Business in the Community and more recently became a trustee of the Institute of Business Ethics.
Kate Sayer – Treasurer
Danny Curtin – Trustee
Helen Baker – Trustee
Her current roles include chairing Dimensions UK and Charityworks, the national graduate programme for the non-profit sector which she also co-founded. She is a Deputy Lieutenant for Oxfordshire.
Chris Cornforth – Trustee
Chris was a founder member of Oxfordshire Co-operative Development Agency and served as a board member and then Chair for a number of years. He was a board member of Oxford Citizens Housing Association from 2004-12, and then a member of the Isis Community Board until Autumn 2013.
Nalini Varma – Trustee
Nalini has considerable experience of grant making as a former trustee, Chair of the UK Grants Committee and the Give it Sum Committee at Comic Relief; as a former trustee of the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund and as a member of the England Committee of the Big Lottery Fund.
She is a Lay Member of the Nursing & Midwifery Council, the General Pharmaceutical Council and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Tribunal.