Staff

Sara Llewellin

Chief Executive

Sara Llewellin is Chief Executive and therefore responsible, with the Board of Trustees, for the strategic direction and social justice impact of the Trust. Sara is on the Governing Council of the European Foundation Centre, and is a non-executive director of Charity Bank and serves on its Credit Committee. Sara was formerly at the City Bridge Trust for a number of years and before that was the Chief Executive of St Giles Trust in South London. Her background is in social justice activism.
Sara says: “ It is an extraordinary privilege to lead an organisation which works to create structural change. Our trustees and staff are all driven by our common values and a shared optimistic vision for the future.”

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Sara Llewellin

Chief Executive

Sara Llewellin is Chief Executive and therefore responsible, with the Board of Trustees, for the strategic direction and social justice impact of the Trust. Sara is on the Governing Council of the European Foundation Centre, and is a non-executive director of Charity Bank and serves on its Credit Committee. Sara was formerly at the City Bridge Trust for a number of years and before that was the Chief Executive of St Giles Trust in South London. Her background is in social justice activism.
Sara says: “ It is an extraordinary privilege to lead an organisation which works to create structural change. Our trustees and staff are all driven by our common values and a shared optimistic vision for the future.”

Jessica Brown

Connect Fund Manager

Jessica Brown is the Connect Fund Manager. Jessica has responsibility for developing and delivering the Connect Fund (which the Trust manages in partnership with the Access Foundation) to strengthen and diversify the social investment market. Jessica has experience in social investment, community finance, investment banking, and grant-making, having worked in leadership roles across social enterprises and charitable trusts in the UK and abroad. Jessica says: “I am very pleased to work with such a well-respected Trust to advance its advocacy and leadership in building the social investment market, and to ensure the market robustly meets the needs of the voluntary sector.”

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Jessica Brown

Connect Fund Manager

Jessica Brown is the Connect Fund Manager. Jessica has responsibility for developing and delivering the Connect Fund (which the Trust manages in partnership with the Access Foundation) to strengthen and diversify the social investment market. Jessica has experience in social investment, community finance, investment banking, and grant-making, having worked in leadership roles across social enterprises and charitable trusts in the UK and abroad. Jessica says: “I am very pleased to work with such a well-respected Trust to advance its advocacy and leadership in building the social investment market, and to ensure the market robustly meets the needs of the voluntary sector.”

Kumar Ghosh

Social Investment Manager

Kumar joined the Trust as Social Investment Manager in August 2018. He has worked in the social investment sector for the last 5 years as a consultant with Eastside Primetimers and as an investment manager with Social and Sustainable Capital. Prior to this he had a career in investment management. Kumar is also a trustee of Age UK Sutton. He says “the Trust is a great place from which to contribute to the ongoing development of the social investment market.”

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Kumar Ghosh

Social Investment Manager

Kumar joined the Trust as Social Investment Manager in August 2018. He has worked in the social investment sector for the last 5 years as a consultant with Eastside Primetimers and as an investment manager with Social and Sustainable Capital. Prior to this he had a career in investment management. Kumar is also a trustee of Age UK Sutton. He says “the Trust is a great place from which to contribute to the ongoing development of the social investment market.”

Liz Hayes

Assistant Manager, Connect Fund

Liz Hayes joined the team in May 2018 as Assistant Manager for the Connect Fund. Liz works alongside Jessica Brown and Alex Padilha to develop and deliver the Fund. Liz has a background in grants management (at Hackney Council) and has delivered programmes for both local government and charitable foundations. She has worked closely with the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector, supporting them to thrive and enabling them to become sustainable community resources. Liz says: “I feel lucky to be able to work for the Barrow Cadbury Trust on such an important programme, providing opportunities for both learning and growth in the voluntary sector and social investment market”.

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Liz Hayes

Assistant Manager, Connect Fund

Liz Hayes joined the team in May 2018 as Assistant Manager for the Connect Fund. Liz works alongside Jessica Brown and Alex Padilha to develop and deliver the Fund. Liz has a background in grants management (at Hackney Council) and has delivered programmes for both local government and charitable foundations. She has worked closely with the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector, supporting them to thrive and enabling them to become sustainable community resources. Liz says: “I feel lucky to be able to work for the Barrow Cadbury Trust on such an important programme, providing opportunities for both learning and growth in the voluntary sector and social investment market”.

Laurie Hunte

Criminal Justice Programme Manager

Laurie Hunte is the Trust’s Criminal Justice Programme Manager. Laurie’s responsibilities include developing and maintaining partnerships with Criminal Justice stakeholders (incl. voluntary organisations, academics, government bodies and service users). Laurie works with grant applicants, ensuring that maximum learning is gathered, shared and disseminated to improve practice and policy. He curates and convenes T2A (Transition to Adulthood).

Prior to working for the Trust Laurie was a civil servant for 13 years working for the Ministry of Justice, The Home Office and the Department of Education. Before Laurie’s civil service career he worked for the Foundation for Creative Technology in Liverpool and for the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims.

Laurie says: ‘It is a privilege to work for an organisation with a long history of championing social justice. The Trust’s Quaker values are important to me as my grandparents were members of the Society of Friends and their concern for justice and equality influence me today.’

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Laurie Hunte

Criminal Justice Programme Manager

Laurie Hunte is the Trust’s Criminal Justice Programme Manager. Laurie’s responsibilities include developing and maintaining partnerships with Criminal Justice stakeholders (incl. voluntary organisations, academics, government bodies and service users). Laurie works with grant applicants, ensuring that maximum learning is gathered, shared and disseminated to improve practice and policy. He curates and convenes T2A (Transition to Adulthood).

Prior to working for the Trust Laurie was a civil servant for 13 years working for the Ministry of Justice, The Home Office and the Department of Education. Before Laurie’s civil service career he worked for the Foundation for Creative Technology in Liverpool and for the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims.

Laurie says: ‘It is a privilege to work for an organisation with a long history of championing social justice. The Trust’s Quaker values are important to me as my grandparents were members of the Society of Friends and their concern for justice and equality influence me today.’

Martin Coppack

Director, Fair by Design

Martin leads the Fair by Design team’s work to end the injustice of the Poverty Premium. With a background in consumer advocacy, grant-making and regulation Martin has held a range of positions, all with a common objective to place low income and vulnerable people at the heart of policy making.

Martin is a Commissioner for the Commission on Financial Inclusion. Previously he has been a board member of the Association of Charitable Foundations, the Nationwide Foundation and the Institute of Consumer Affairs, as well as a Commissioner for Scope’s Commission on Extra Costs for Disabled People.

Martin says: “It is just not fair that the poor pay more for everyday essentials. Working on the Fair by Design campaign provides the ideal opportunity to make markets fairer for all.”

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Martin Coppack

Director, Fair by Design

Martin leads the Fair by Design team’s work to end the injustice of the Poverty Premium. With a background in consumer advocacy, grant-making and regulation Martin has held a range of positions, all with a common objective to place low income and vulnerable people at the heart of policy making.

Martin is a Commissioner for the Commission on Financial Inclusion. Previously he has been a board member of the Association of Charitable Foundations, the Nationwide Foundation and the Institute of Consumer Affairs, as well as a Commissioner for Scope’s Commission on Extra Costs for Disabled People.

Martin says: “It is just not fair that the poor pay more for everyday essentials. Working on the Fair by Design campaign provides the ideal opportunity to make markets fairer for all.”

Sohaib Malik

Policy and Communications Officer, Fair by Design

Sohaib joined the Trust in October 2015 as Programme Officer and was appointed to the role of Policy and Communications Officer for Fair by Design Campaign in September 2018. He previously worked as a Mentor at a Sixth Form in Tower Hamlets, with responsibility for students’ pastoral care and academic interventions.
Sohaib says: "The Trust has an impressive track record in social justice and I am excited by the opportunity to contribute to the Fair by Design campaign aims and towards structural change in society.”

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Sohaib Malik

Policy and Communications Officer, Fair by Design

Sohaib joined the Trust in October 2015 as Programme Officer and was appointed to the role of Policy and Communications Officer for Fair by Design Campaign in September 2018. He previously worked as a Mentor at a Sixth Form in Tower Hamlets, with responsibility for students’ pastoral care and academic interventions.
Sohaib says: "The Trust has an impressive track record in social justice and I am excited by the opportunity to contribute to the Fair by Design campaign aims and towards structural change in society.”

Rosie Mitchell-Hudson

Operations & Communications Officer

Rosie joined the Trust in May 2017. She is responsible for the smooth running of the office and team, and also supports the Communications Manager with the website, social media, and public and media relations. Previously at the Institute for Philanthropy and then City Philanthropy Rosie has a background in events, engagement and communications in the sector, particularly connecting with young professionals to collaborate and communicate philanthropic activities in the City of London.
Rosie says: “I am incredibly excited about developing my skills and knowledge of the sector. It is a great privilege to be working for the Trust and contributing to its mission to create structural change for a more just and equal society.”

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Rosie Mitchell-Hudson

Operations & Communications Officer

Rosie joined the Trust in May 2017. She is responsible for the smooth running of the office and team, and also supports the Communications Manager with the website, social media, and public and media relations. Previously at the Institute for Philanthropy and then City Philanthropy Rosie has a background in events, engagement and communications in the sector, particularly connecting with young professionals to collaborate and communicate philanthropic activities in the City of London.
Rosie says: “I am incredibly excited about developing my skills and knowledge of the sector. It is a great privilege to be working for the Trust and contributing to its mission to create structural change for a more just and equal society.”

Mark O’Kelly

Director of Finance and Administration

Mark joined the Trust in 2011 and, as well as overseeing finance and administration at the Trust, he manages its investment and social investment portfolio. He is a qualified chartered accountant with over 25 years experience in the voluntary sector. He was previously Finance Director of Childhood First, and spent a number of years working for organisations developing programmes for disabled people around the world, including several years working in Peru.
Mark says: “Having been a great admirer of the work of the Trust (and having raised funds from it in the past), it is a privilege to now be part of it and contribute to achieving change in society. “

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Mark O’Kelly

Director of Finance and Administration

Mark joined the Trust in 2011 and, as well as overseeing finance and administration at the Trust, he manages its investment and social investment portfolio. He is a qualified chartered accountant with over 25 years experience in the voluntary sector. He was previously Finance Director of Childhood First, and spent a number of years working for organisations developing programmes for disabled people around the world, including several years working in Peru.
Mark says: “Having been a great admirer of the work of the Trust (and having raised funds from it in the past), it is a privilege to now be part of it and contribute to achieving change in society. “

Carl Packman

Head of Corporate Strategy, Fair by Design

Carl is the Head of Corporate Engagement for Fair by Design Campaign, which is hosted by the Trust, and joined in July 2018. He previously worked for Toynbee Hall leading research on poverty, and financial resilience and capability. Before that he worked with a number of charities, think tanks and academics as a freelancer specialising in research on the impact of high cost credit on people's personal finances. He has written two books on the subject. Carl says: “It’s a great honour to work on a campaign dedicated to making sure people that are on very low incomes – don’t pay over the odds for their essential services. The poverty premium makes already difficult circumstances even worse, which makes Fair By Design indispensable

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Carl Packman

Head of Corporate Strategy, Fair by Design

Carl is the Head of Corporate Engagement for Fair by Design Campaign, which is hosted by the Trust, and joined in July 2018. He previously worked for Toynbee Hall leading research on poverty, and financial resilience and capability. Before that he worked with a number of charities, think tanks and academics as a freelancer specialising in research on the impact of high cost credit on people's personal finances. He has written two books on the subject. Carl says: “It’s a great honour to work on a campaign dedicated to making sure people that are on very low incomes – don’t pay over the odds for their essential services. The poverty premium makes already difficult circumstances even worse, which makes Fair By Design indispensable

Alex Padilha

Programme Officer, Connect Fund

Alex joined the Trust in April 2018 and is the Programme Officer for the Connect Fund. She provides administrative and operations support to the programme, and helps maximise the impact of the Fund’s work through supporting dissemination and sharing learning. She graduated in Business Management and has 8 years experience in the charity sector as a fundraiser for Sue Ryder, FareShare and The Royal British Legion. She was also a trustee for Carers Lewisham. Alex says: “I feel privileged to work for a respected foundation such as The Barrow Cadbury Trust. I am particularly excited to be part of the Connect Fund’s work strengthening the social investment market and making more organisations aware of it.”

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Alex Padilha

Programme Officer, Connect Fund

Alex joined the Trust in April 2018 and is the Programme Officer for the Connect Fund. She provides administrative and operations support to the programme, and helps maximise the impact of the Fund’s work through supporting dissemination and sharing learning. She graduated in Business Management and has 8 years experience in the charity sector as a fundraiser for Sue Ryder, FareShare and The Royal British Legion. She was also a trustee for Carers Lewisham. Alex says: “I feel privileged to work for a respected foundation such as The Barrow Cadbury Trust. I am particularly excited to be part of the Connect Fund’s work strengthening the social investment market and making more organisations aware of it.”

Clare Payne

Economic Justice Programme Manager

Clare Payne is the Economic Justice Programme Manager. Her responsibilities include developing proposals with applicants, creating links between grassroots and research and policy work and ensuring that learning is shared and disseminated as widely as possible. Before joining the Trust, Clare was a Development Manager at UnLtd – the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs – where she worked on a range of funding programmes, including UnLtd Sport Relief and a funding scheme in New Deal for Communities areas.
Clare says: “It is important to me that those who are furthest from power have the opportunity to improve their own lives and have their voices heard. The Trust does this by placing the experiences of communities at the heart of its grant making.”

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Clare Payne

Economic Justice Programme Manager

Clare Payne is the Economic Justice Programme Manager. Her responsibilities include developing proposals with applicants, creating links between grassroots and research and policy work and ensuring that learning is shared and disseminated as widely as possible. Before joining the Trust, Clare was a Development Manager at UnLtd – the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs – where she worked on a range of funding programmes, including UnLtd Sport Relief and a funding scheme in New Deal for Communities areas.
Clare says: “It is important to me that those who are furthest from power have the opportunity to improve their own lives and have their voices heard. The Trust does this by placing the experiences of communities at the heart of its grant making.”

Debbie Pippard

Director of Programmes

As Director of Programmes, Debbie has overall responsibility for delivery of the three funding programmes and also leads on the Trust's strategic relationships in Birmingham. She has responsibility for some of our special initiatives, for example chairing the Board of The Foundry social justice centre in Vauxhall, London, funded through social investment from the Trust and others. Prior to joining the trust, Debbie worked for the Big Lottery Fund, ran a charity and worked in the NHS. She is trustee and advisor to several charities.
Debbie says: “My background in activism, health and equalities means that working for the Trust provides the perfect opportunity to put my values into action with a social justice funder”.

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Debbie Pippard

Director of Programmes

As Director of Programmes, Debbie has overall responsibility for delivery of the three funding programmes and also leads on the Trust's strategic relationships in Birmingham. She has responsibility for some of our special initiatives, for example chairing the Board of The Foundry social justice centre in Vauxhall, London, funded through social investment from the Trust and others. Prior to joining the trust, Debbie worked for the Big Lottery Fund, ran a charity and worked in the NHS. She is trustee and advisor to several charities.
Debbie says: “My background in activism, health and equalities means that working for the Trust provides the perfect opportunity to put my values into action with a social justice funder”.

Nadia Ramjhun

Programme Officer

Nadia joined the Trust in October 2018 and is the Programme Officer for three of the Trust's programmes - Criminal Justice, Migration, and Economic Justice. She provides administrative and operational support to the programmes, and will be maximising the impact of the Trust’s work by supporting dissemination and sharing learning. She has 7 years experience of working in the community and voluntary sector for organisations such as Healthwatch Ealing, the National AIDS Trust and Penrose Criminal Justice Services. Nadia says: “It’s a great honour to join the Barrow Cadbury Trust and I look forward to gaining a real insight into our work and the difference it can make”.

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Nadia Ramjhun

Programme Officer

Nadia joined the Trust in October 2018 and is the Programme Officer for three of the Trust's programmes - Criminal Justice, Migration, and Economic Justice. She provides administrative and operational support to the programmes, and will be maximising the impact of the Trust’s work by supporting dissemination and sharing learning. She has 7 years experience of working in the community and voluntary sector for organisations such as Healthwatch Ealing, the National AIDS Trust and Penrose Criminal Justice Services. Nadia says: “It’s a great honour to join the Barrow Cadbury Trust and I look forward to gaining a real insight into our work and the difference it can make”.

Madeleine Rooke-Ley

Madeleine Rooke-Ley

Internal Affairs Manager

As Internal Affairs Manager Maddy’s remit includes executive support, governance and HR. Having started out as a nurse, she has also worked in the private and voluntary sectors. Prior to joing the Trust, she worked at Amadeus Capital Partners, a venture capital company focussing on IT innovation and Director of Operations and HR at Sustainability. Her charity sector experience includes working at the Wishing Well Appeal for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and the King’s Fund.
Maddy says: “Apart from working with some amazing people, I feel the Trust's values and Quaker ethos resonate with my own beliefs and values”

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Madeleine Rooke-Ley

Madeleine Rooke-Ley

Internal Affairs Manager

As Internal Affairs Manager Maddy’s remit includes executive support, governance and HR. Having started out as a nurse, she has also worked in the private and voluntary sectors. Prior to joing the Trust, she worked at Amadeus Capital Partners, a venture capital company focussing on IT innovation and Director of Operations and HR at Sustainability. Her charity sector experience includes working at the Wishing Well Appeal for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and the King’s Fund.
Maddy says: “Apart from working with some amazing people, I feel the Trust's values and Quaker ethos resonate with my own beliefs and values”

Diana Ruthven

Diana Ruthven

Communications Manager

Diana is the Communications Manager at the Trust. She is responsible for the Trust’s strategic communications, including website, social media, media relations, publications, and communications support to grantholders. She has more than 20 years experience in the voluntary sector, primarily in the criminal justice and families sector. Prior to working at Barrow Cadbury she worked for eight years in a number of communications and publishing roles at infrastructure and membership organisation Action for Prisoners’ Families. Before that she was Publishing Manager at campaigning charity Prison Reform Trust. Diana says: “Coming from a career in the voluntary sector, moving to the Trust seemed like a very natural next step. Communicating about the trust’s unique way of working and the far-reaching work we support is challenging and stimulating in equal measures.”

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Diana Ruthven

Diana Ruthven

Communications Manager

Diana is the Communications Manager at the Trust. She is responsible for the Trust’s strategic communications, including website, social media, media relations, publications, and communications support to grantholders. She has more than 20 years experience in the voluntary sector, primarily in the criminal justice and families sector. Prior to working at Barrow Cadbury she worked for eight years in a number of communications and publishing roles at infrastructure and membership organisation Action for Prisoners’ Families. Before that she was Publishing Manager at campaigning charity Prison Reform Trust. Diana says: “Coming from a career in the voluntary sector, moving to the Trust seemed like a very natural next step. Communicating about the trust’s unique way of working and the far-reaching work we support is challenging and stimulating in equal measures.”

Ayesha Saran

Ayesha Saran

Migration Programme Manager

Ayesha Saran is Migration Programme Manager, managing and actively contributing to the Trust’s research and policy work as well as its grant-making in the UK and internationally. Prior to joining the Trust, Ayesha worked for intergovernmental organisations for eight years, in both the UK and Albania. She also spent some time working as a freelance journalist in London.
Ayesha says: “I feel lucky to be able to work for an organisation with an impressive history of making a difference to people's lives.”

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Ayesha Saran

Ayesha Saran

Migration Programme Manager

Ayesha Saran is Migration Programme Manager, managing and actively contributing to the Trust’s research and policy work as well as its grant-making in the UK and internationally. Prior to joining the Trust, Ayesha worked for intergovernmental organisations for eight years, in both the UK and Albania. She also spent some time working as a freelance journalist in London.
Ayesha says: “I feel lucky to be able to work for an organisation with an impressive history of making a difference to people's lives.”

Nadine Smith

London Living Wage Intern

Nadine joined the trust as London Living Wage Intern in May 2019. Prior to this she worked in the youth sector for 7 years, developing youth voice locally and nationally with under-represented groups, including a role as Criminal Justice Facilitator in prisons and community settings for Leaders Unlocked. She was also part of a Youth Commission working with her local PCC. A newly-appointed Trustee of The Criminal Justice Alliance, she is also part of the IOPC’s Youth Panel. Nadine says: "I’m excited to be working for the Trust as I know I will be developing my knowledge base and be a part of the Trust's positive changes and activities."

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Nadine Smith

London Living Wage Intern

Nadine joined the trust as London Living Wage Intern in May 2019. Prior to this she worked in the youth sector for 7 years, developing youth voice locally and nationally with under-represented groups, including a role as Criminal Justice Facilitator in prisons and community settings for Leaders Unlocked. She was also part of a Youth Commission working with her local PCC. A newly-appointed Trustee of The Criminal Justice Alliance, she is also part of the IOPC’s Youth Panel. Nadine says: "I’m excited to be working for the Trust as I know I will be developing my knowledge base and be a part of the Trust's positive changes and activities."

Dorota Szabat-Jovanovac

Finance Officer

Dorota joined the Trust in July 2011. She works with the Head of Finance and Administration on the day to day financial management of the Trust. She previously worked for the Campaign to Protect Rural England. Dorota is a Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians and is studying with Association of Chartered Certified Accountants towards her ACCA qualification.
Dorota says: “It is a privilege to work for an organisation with such a long history of leadership in social justice.”

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Dorota Szabat-Jovanovac

Finance Officer

Dorota joined the Trust in July 2011. She works with the Head of Finance and Administration on the day to day financial management of the Trust. She previously worked for the Campaign to Protect Rural England. Dorota is a Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians and is studying with Association of Chartered Certified Accountants towards her ACCA qualification.
Dorota says: “It is a privilege to work for an organisation with such a long history of leadership in social justice.”