Georgina Awoonor-Gordon (Trustee): Georgina brings over 20 years of project management experience, with 15+ years in the non-profit sector. She is currently Director at the EA Foundation, a corporate foundation working to fund projects which improve the lives of disadvantaged communities around the world. Her most recent previous roles include Director of Social Impact at Vision Foundation, Director of Programmes at Chance for Childhood UK, Senior Consultant at Crown Agents and Diaspora Finance Lead at Comic Relief. She is also a Trustee for the Sierra Leone Cancer Charity.
Damilola Bamidele (Trustee): Damilola is a Grant and Programmes professional with over 15 year’s national and international experience devising and leading projects within the education, manufacturing and not for profit sectors. She is currently Head of Programmes at UK Community Foundations where she is responsible for project managing a portfolio of national grant programmes, delivered through the network of Community Foundations, that support small, community-based groups across the UK to achieve social impact. Damilola began her career delivering education-focused programmes but moved on to grant-giving, specifically in the private, philanthropic, international and public grants giving. Having managed both large and small-scale grants programmes, managing relationships with funded organisations and supporting them throughout the life of their grant and evaluation.
Tracey Fletcher (Chair): Tracey has been a senior executive and non-executive director/trustee for over 30 years in a range of fields with a particular emphasis on young people and social justice. She currently works as a charity consultant specializing in supporting front line organisations with a particular focus on serving minority ethnic communities to improve their governance, delivery and sustainability. She previously held director/chief executive roles with the BLD Foundation supporting the social mobility of BAME young people with City and legal firms, the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust supporting young people and the Claudia Jones Organisation for African Caribbean women, families and communities.
Thomas Gayfer (Trustee): Thomas is an Investment Consultant at Willis Towers Watson. His role is to provide advice to large institutional investors such as Trustee Boards of Defined Benefit Pension Schemes, large UK and International companies, and charitable foundations, on a wide range of investment matters. He has a particular interest in long-term investing and approaches to risk management. This is Thomas’ first role in the charitable sector since volunteering at a local Oxfam shop before starting university.
Joe Howell (Trustee) Joe is a Senior Finance Manager at the environmental INGO WasteAid. In this role he is responsible for leading the finance function and ensuring efficient systems are in place to support the charity's growth. Joe has previously worked with charities focussing on other environmental issues such as marine conservation and sustainable diets. Having lived and volunteered in Lambeth for over six years, Joe has a deep appreciation for the great work local charities are doing in the area.
Patricia Okonkwo (Trustee): Patricia has been the Co-ordinator of Lewington Community Centre at London and Quadrant Housing Trust in Lewisham since 2008, following roles as a Community Sector Grants Officer for the London Boroughs of Lewisham, Tower Hamlets and Southwark. Patricia has undertaken a range of other roles including as Board Director of the London Borough of Lewisham’s Credit Union Bank, an assessor at National Lottery and as UK representative of the British Council Commonwealth Inter-Action programme. Patricia has also worked with Volunteer UK on a national action research programme to promote and train volunteers and is an active community member.
Anne Young (Trustee): Anne is a former Director of Strategy and Innovation for the National Lottery Heritage Fund, leading on strategy, research, and social investment. She has previously worked in policy and strategy for the Fund, developing programmes focused on inspiring philanthropy in heritage and putting culture at the heart of place-making. Before joining the Fund, she worked in fundraising and publishing at the British Library. She is a volunteer trustee of Wordsworth Grasmere and the Jane Austen House Trust. She has lived in Brixton and Herne Hill for over 30 years.
Rachel Oglethorpe (Director): Rachel is Director of Peter Minet Trust. Rachel previously worked in fundraising at English National Opera, NSPCC and Tate, where she was Head of Membership in London, Liverpool and St Ives. As a funder, Rachel has been involved in the Association of Charitable Foundations as Convenor of ACF's Small Funders' Network and member of the Stronger Partnerships Working Group. Rachel is a founder member of the Marshall House Funder's Hub with seven other funders at Peter Minet's new offices in Southwark and worked with United St Saviour's Charity to implement the Southwark Community Response Fund to COVID-19 with the London Community Response Fund. Rachel also managed Idlewild Trust until March 2021, a separate arts and conservation Trust also set up by Peter Minet. Rachel is a Committee Member of Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra based in South London.
The Trustee Board is independent, with no links to the Minet family.
The office has one staff member (the Director) and is open on Mondays to Thursdays.