Our Team

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Ian Joseph

Managing Director

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Ian is Managing Director of Trustees Unlimited. He also sits on the board of Russam, an executive search business and the UK’s longest established interim management company, and is Chair of Kidscape, the national bullying charity.

He was a founding Trustee of Cyclopark, one of Europe’s largest multi-sports centres, and was an advisor to and is a mentor with CharityWorks, the UK’s non-profit graduate scheme.

He holds an MSc in Voluntary Sector Management from Cass Business School, the Certificate in Charity Law & Governance from The Chartered Governance Institute, and is a qualified coach with a Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching Psychology from Birkbeck, University of London.

Stacey Bennett

Stacey Bennett

Operations & Marketing Manager

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Stacey Bennett is Trustees Unlimited’s Operations & Marketing Manager.  She has been involved in the Step on Board programme since its creation, and moved across to support the whole of Trustees Unlimited in January 2019.

Stacey started her career with an award-winning digital communications agency where she account managed clients such as BP, Whitbread and BT. 

Over the next 10 years Stacey developed her skills and experience of social media, marketing, office management and project management in a variety of roles in the private sector before moving to the charity sector where she worked with NCVO, Unicef and the British Red Cross. Stacey then joined the Step on Board team in its early days as freelance programme coordinator and became a permanent member of the team in 2019.

In her spare time Stacey is a jewellery designer including designing a range of jewellery featured in A Man on a Bench fashion show at Tate Modern in collaboration with the Museum of Homelessness.

Stacey runs our social media including our Twitter account: @trusteesunltd

Lorna McCusker

Lorna McCusker

Research Consultant

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Lorna has played a key role in delivering, since its inception, the ground-breaking Step on Board Programme.

She works with senior directors and emerging leaders from some of the UK’s largest and most well-known companies including Google, Barclays, Mishcon de Reya and EY and has facilitated the introduction of over 250 of them to board positions.

Lorna has spent the best part of her career in the voluntary sector. She has held several roles in fundraising, events and senior management. As a volunteer she has helped children struggling with literacy and worked with a national family and mediation service.

Tessa Moore

Tessa Moore

Research Consultant

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Tessa Moore has recently joined the Step on Board team following a broad career in international brand development, strategy and marketing working for global media businesses including Virgin Publishing, Disney and FremantleMedia. 

As part of her role as head of Brand Management at Disney EMEA, she was responsible for their CSR strategy and community relations.

In 2008, she launched a major £10m fundraising partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity to drive their redevelopment programme. She is a Trustee at Royal Trinity Hospice in Clapham.

Dame Mary Marsh

Dame Mary Marsh

Associate

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Dame Mary has been Chair of Trustees, at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) since November 2016. She is a cross sector leader who is also currently a non-executive director of HSBC Bank plc, a member of the Governing Body at London Business School, a Trustee of Teach First and Director on the board of the LSO (London Symphony Orchestra). She is a member of the Asia Advisory Board for the University of Nottingham.

Following the earlier stages of her life journey as a teacher, including as a headteacher of two comprehensive schools she was Chief Executive of the children’s charity NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children). She was the Founding Director of Clore Social Leadership, developing leaders for charities and social enterprises.

Recently, with NCVO, she led on the development of the Charity Ethical Principles, published in early 2019. She works with the Step on Board Programme with Russam and NCVO as an advisory consultant.

Dan Francis

Dan Francis

Associate

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Dan leads NCVO’s work on governance. He has considerable experience supporting organisational development and leadership of charities of all sizes from across the sector. Dan sits as a member of the charity governance code steering group and has been heavily involved in authoring the most recent edition of the code.

He tutors on NCVO’s governance training courses and delivers the Step on Board programme.

Dan’s background is from the youth and education sector having joined NCVO from the National Union of Students, where as a consultant, he supported the development of students’ unions.

Dan has experience of interim senior management assignments in the voluntary sector and has served as a trustee for small and medium sized community and education charities.

Srabani Sen

Srabani Sen

Associate

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Srabani has had an extensive leadership career in the not-for-profit sector. She has been the CEO of 3 organisations: Alcohol Concern, Contact a Family and the British Association for Adoption and Fostering.

She has more than 25 years’ Board experience and is currently Chair of two not-for-profits: campaigning organisation 38 Degrees and children and young people’s charity The Winch. In 2014 she set up a consultancy specialising in supporting not-for-profit organisation on leadership, strategy and organisational development.

She has just launched a new organisation called Full Colour which aims to develop emerging BAME leaders, and to support existing leaders develop practical ways to lead inclusively. Srabani was awarded an OBE for her services to children and families.

David French

Associate

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Leading transformational change in prominent public and non-profit organizations has been the focus of David’s career. From 2003 to 2009 he was chief executive of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy through a period of intense international interest in democratic transitions; and from 1997 to 2002 director general of the Commonwealth Institute where he championed education for diversity.

From 1987 to 1995 he was chief executive of Relate, the UK’s leading relationship counselling agency, where he led a major rebranding and organisational turnaround and increased the organisation’s volume of work by 60%. He was also an influential advisor to the British government on reform of the law on divorce.

David qualified as a business coach with Meyler Campbell in 2015 and works across a wide spectrum among senior leaders in the corporate, legal and non-profit sectors. Alongside his coaching practice David chairs the board of Y Care International, part of the worldwide YMCA movement, working with some of the poorest young people in the world to help themselves out of poverty. He is at ease at very senior levels in complex, high profile organisations and has extensive international experience, particularly in the Middle East.

Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly

Associate

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Mike has worked across the public, private and voluntary sector for the whole of his career with his final full-time role as Director Corporate Responsibility in KPMG covering Europe, Middle East and Africa. During this time, he developed the Firm’s strategic approach to being responsible citizens with the result that by the time he stepped down 91 country practices had aligned their aims, programmes and ambitions to achieve significant impacts in social mobility and climate change. He was the founding Chair of the Living Wage Foundation and appointed ‘Chairman Emeritus’ in recognition of the pivotal role he played in its development.

During his stewardship more than 3,000 employers adopted this voluntary scheme. Prior to KPMG Mike worked for the United Nations Environment Programme developing its Finance Initiative, now a global movement and had a successful career in financial services stretching more than two decades. During all this time he has been a trustee of not for profit organisations and is currently Chair of the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust taking over from the founder, double gold winner Dame Kelly Holmes. The Trust was set up 10 years ago to help young people suffering from disadvantage get on track using world class athletes to inspire young people to realise the attitudes they need to achieve fulfilling lives.

Additionally, he is Chair of The Passage, the homeless charity, based in London and the largest resource centre in Europe helping homeless people transform their lives.

Mike was named by Economia the magazine of the Institute of Chartered Accountants as one of the Top 50 most influential businessmen globally and in 2017 he was appointed a Founding Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability. One of the first practitioners to be recognised by his peers in this way.

Bob Humphreys

Bob Humphreys

Associate

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Bob Humphreys initially trained as a civil engineer but subsequently qualified as a Chartered Accountant, and spent a total of 26 years with PwC, the last 12 of which as a partner in the assurance practice. During his career with PwC he worked both in the UK and internationally, for a variety of multi-national and flagship clients across a range of sectors.

He specialised in working with charities from 2001 to 2009, and was the leader of PwC’s Charities Group. In 2009 he left PwC to take up the role of head of finance and IT at Oxfam GB, and from 2015 was the head of finance for Oxfam International. He stepped down from full time employment in 2016 to focus on developing his contribution as a board member, coach and consultant.

He has served on the board of Prostate Cancer UK and is now the Treasurer of the Education Development Trust. He is a member of the ICAEW’s Corporate Governance Committee and of the CIPFA Charities Board, and a member of the Large Charities Committee of CFG.

Graham Lindsay

Graham Lindsay

Associate

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Graham has 40 years wide-ranging experience in retail, wealth and commercial banking with hands-on experience from frontline to Boardroom. Graham has led significant branch networks for Lloyds Banking Group, acted as HR Director & Group Marketing Director & sat on the Retail Board.

His last role was Group Responsible Business and Community Affairs Director building the responsible business agenda. Graham is well networked across the UK FS industry and for 6 years sat on the Board of the Institute of Financial Services (previously Institute of Bankers) and also on the Professional Standards Board.

He now has a portfolio of non-executive roles and is Vice-Chair and board member of The Brain Tumour charity.