Rupert Baron

Rupert BaronRupert is Managing Director of Rathbone Investment Management, a leading firm in the UK wealth management industry.Rupert joined Rathbone Investment Management in 2000.

Rupert has over 38 years industry experience.

Rupert Baron holds an Honours degree in Economics, is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI) and an alumni of INSEAD.

Ailsa Beaton

Ailsa BeatonAilsa Beaton holds non-executive positions on the boards of Bacs Payment Schemes and the Information Commissioner’s Office. She was Management Board member at the Metropolitan Police Service, Chief Information Officer at ICL plc, a Senior Partner at PA Consulting Group and before this worked for General Electric (USA).

Jonathan Freeman

Jonathan FreemanJonathan Freeman is CEO of the CareTech Foundation, the leading corporate foundation in the social care sector. Jonathan is also Sustainability Director of leading specialist care and education provider CareTech plc, the first holder of this role for the company and, indeed, the UK social care sector. He was previously Managing Director of Mosaic, HRH The Prince of Wales’s mentoring charitable initiative, and before that a member of the UK Government’s Senior Civil Service. Jonathan is also Managing Director of Earlsbrook Consulting, providing strategic consultancy support to corporates, charities and philanthropists, serves as Chair of Trustees of Carers Worldwide and is vice-Chair of the cross-sector charitable Championing Social Care initiative. He was recognised with an MBE for charitable services in Her Majesty The Queen’s New Year’s Honours List 2021.

Vivek Luthra

anonVivek Luthra has over 25 years experience in the banking and investment management sector and is currently a Portfolio Manager at Brevan Howard. He spent 17 years at Bluecrest Capital where he was an Interest Rates Portfolio Manager and Partner. Prior to this, he worked at Bank of America, ABN Amro and Nomura as a Fixed Income Trader. His early career was as an auditor at Coopers & Lybrand. Vivek is also a School Governor and was formerly a Vice-Chair of a large London Academy.

Alison Pickup

Alison PickupAlison Pickup is the Director of Asylum Aid, part of the Helen Bamber Foundation Group. Asylum Aid provides high quality legal representation to some of the most vulnerable people seeking asylum in the UK and uses its research and expertise to secure improvements to the asylum system. From 2016-2021 she was Legal Director of the Public Law Project. Alison is a barrister and until 2016 was in independent practice at Doughty Street Chambers in London. She is a member of the Expert Panel of the Strategic Legal Fund for Vulnerable Young Migrants and a member of the Bar Council’s Remuneration Committee.

Monica Risam

Monica RisamMonica Risam is the General Counsel of Lombard International where she has responsibility for the global legal, company secretarial, risk and compliance and regulatory affairs functions. Prior to joining Lombard International, Monica held a number of senior roles at Aviva plc, including General Counsel & Company Secretary of Aviva UK Life, General Counsel, Aviva Group and General Counsel, Aviva Europe. Monica is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and The George Washington University and is dual-qualified to practice law in the United States and the United Kingdom. She is also a non-executive member of the Elton John Aids Foundation’s Finance & Investment Committee and a non-executive director of the International Supporters of EJAF UK. Monica is a trustee of the Royal British Legion.

Hetan Shah

Hetan ShahHetan is chief executive of the British Academy, the UK’s National Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences. He is visiting professor at the Policy Institute, Kings College London. Hetan is vice chair of the Ada Lovelace Institute, an independent body that works to ensure artificial intelligence and data are used for the public good. He is a trustee of St George’s House, a charity based in Windsor Castle that holds discussions on matters of public interest.

Rupen Shah

Rupen ShahRupen Shah trained and qualified as a chartered accountant at KPMG UK, spending several years in Global Mergers and Acquisitions, including a secondment to KPMG India. He then went on to become the Chief Financial Officer at the Football Foundation (the UK’s largest sports charity). Rupen combines substantial expertise in charity and commercial finance with a passion for social justice and tackling inequalities, and focuses his time and effort supporting causes and organisations who are obsessed with making a positive impact on society.

Paddy Sloan – Chair

Paddy SloanDuring her career Paddy Sloan has worked as a funder in the independent sector, with government and with a local council, supporting anti-poverty work, urban regeneration and community development. She also spent 8 years as Chief Executive with the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, following its establishment in 1999. Previously National Head of BBC Children in Need in Northern Ireland and interim Director of Grants and Policy across the UK, Paddy is currently Project Director with A Million & Me, a proactive impact theme focusing on children’s mental health. Formerly Deputy Chief Commissioner of the Charity Commission NI she has also served as a co-opted member of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Ireland Committee, as an external member of the Wellcome Trust Public Engagement Large Awards Committee and is a member of the Northern Ireland Advisory Group of the St. Stephens Green Trust pilot programme on community-based peacebuilding in Northern Ireland.

Alex Temple

Alex TempleAlex qualified as a solicitor in 2019 through the Justice First Fellowship, having previously worked as a Paralegal at Irwin Mitchell Solicitors. He holds undergraduate and masters degrees in law from the University of Kent. He volunteered throughout his studies at the Kent University Law Clinic, and Samphire; a charity providing support to detained people facing deportation.

He trained at Just for Kids Law, specialising in education and youth justice. Upon qualifying, he worked in both law and policy to bring about positive change for children missing education. At Just for Kids Law, he designed and launched the School Exclusions Hub, a web-based toolkit to improve access to justice for young people facing exclusion from school.

In 2021, Alex moved to Bindmans Solicitors to join the Public Law and Human Rights team.

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