Head Office Team
CHAIR OF TRUSTEES
Francis has worked all his career in finance in the City of London, as a fund manager and subsequently in varying roles in investment management. He has since 2007 worked as a client portfolio manager for Columbia Threadneedle Investment, representing their European equity capabilities to clients throughout the world. Francis also sits on the board of our partner charity St Paul’s Money Advice Centre.
Mark trained is a Chartered Accountant, having started his career at Ernst & Young before moving into various finance roles in the insurance industry. Mark spent time as Head of Finance for the Royal Horticultural Society, and is currently a senior member of the Group Financial Planning & Analysis team at Aviva plc. Mark is also currently treasurer of West Kent YMCA.
Paul is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Management Accountant having held commercial and technical roles at BT and is currently the Finance Director for Service Platforms – responsible for Mobile, Broadband, TV and Voice Technology. Paul is a qualified debt adviser and volunteers at our Tonbridge Branch. Paul also sits on the board of our partner charity West Kent Debt Advice.
Martin began his career as a business analyst at Shell but subsequently spent most of his career in finance as a partner of a leading fund management group and founder of an award-winning hedge fund. He serves as chairman of a behavioural economics consultancy and as a trustee of a grant making charity in South West London. Martin also sits on the board of our partner charity TW Money Advice Service.
Tom Jackson is the founder and Chief Executive of Resurgo Trust, an award-winning charity helping young unemployed people into work and supporting emerging social entrepreneurs. A former litigation lawyer and entrepreneur, he was co-founder of the Centre for Social Justice think tank in Westminster. Tom holds an MBA from Henley Business School and is a Church of England minister at Holy Trinity Brompton. Tom was awarded an MBE in 2018.
Nick’s career was in the London bond markets, where he worked as a gilt broker, investment banker and investment manager, latterly in a consultant capacity. He has previously served on various charitable trusts and on committees making charitable grants. Currently he is a trustee of a grant making charity and on the board of a religious order. Nick also sits on the board of our partner charity Chiswick Money Advice Centre.
Seonaid Mackenzie is the founder of Sturgeon Ventures LLP, a pioneering regulatory incubator and alternative investment fund manager. Seonaid has had a long career in the City with positions including stockbroker, fund manager, and operator of UK funds; fund raising for private companies and funds; and multiple non-executive roles in financial service firms and SMEs.