Raoul Pinnell, chair Raoul is responsible for board leadership, setting and developing strategy, providing support and clear direction for the chief executive, planning and chairing board meetings and setting the agenda.
Raoul’s executive career spanned Heinz, Nestle, Prudential, NatWest and Shell. He now has a non-executive portfolio, including the social enterprise Bromley Healthcare, positions in the NHS with Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, Bexley Care Trust and Bromley Primary Care Trust), and the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability.
David Bradford, trustee
David holds a master’s degree in marketing and the Chartered Insurance Institute’s Financial an experienced marketing expert and previously a director of two fully-listed
stock market companies in the food industry, career.
a number of investment assignments including a role as a ‘business angel’ investing in business start-ups. He is currently trustee and director in the Hart District with the Citizens Advice Bureau, with a particular interest in marketing and fundraising issues.
Sarah King, trustee Sarah has over 30 years’ experience in PR and the media. After working as a senior director with a number of leading London agencies, she became an independent consultant in 1998.
Sarah’s extensive experience includes advising blue-chip companies and major charities on their communications, as well as running a business as a PR agency managing director.
As an independent consultant, Sarah’s clients include agencies and commercial as well as voluntary sector organisations. She also mentors PR professionals and runs training courses on a range of topics.
Sarah’s work has three times won the coveted Sword of Excellence from the Institute of Public Relations.
Aruna Boyland, treasurer and
vice-chair Aruna is responsible for maintaining an overview viability and seeing procedures are followed
and appropriate records kept.
After a successful early career with the British Army, Aruna held management positions at different levels of seniority for commercial organisations in various sectors including investment banking, publishing, media advertising and property.
At present, Aruna runs an accounting and management company for small entrepreneurial businesses.
Mike Hawker, trustee
Mike graduated from the London School of a chartered accountant and, after initially working general management.
As well as his role at CDG, Mike is also a non-executive director of a publicly quoted company involved in home executive director of the National Offender Management Service and the United a sixth form college.
Peter Holmes, trustee Peter is a director of Intellect, the UK trade association representing 750 member companies in the information technology, telecommunications and electronics sector.
Peter also worked for the Department of Social Security, where he was responsible for the development and implementation of Social Grants and National Insurance.
John Norman, trustee John is a senior
management generalist with board level experience in both the corporate and voluntary sectors and particular expertise in operational management, business continuity planning
and crisis management, HR and social regeneration.
John was also a founder member of Essex Learning and Skills Council, and was recently appointed to the Finance and Audit Board of Poplar HARCA, a resident-led housing, regeneration and community association which manages 8,500 homes in Poplar, East London.
Cha Patel, trustee Cha has over 30 years experience, primarily in includes time at British Leyland, Abbey National, Toronto Dominion Bank, ARM Corporate Finance and Grant Thornton.
Since 2009 Cha has been a non-executive director of the Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust, a mental health provider in North London, where she also chairs the
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