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Trustees

   Tahera Aanchawan
Tahera Aanchawan is a management development consultant with experience in health and social care organisations and the voluntary sector in the UK and Africa. She has extensive links and experience of working with refugees and asylum seekers and black and minority ethnic communities. Tahera was awarded the Lloyds TSB Asian Jewel Award in 2004 for her services to the Public Sector. She is Chair of Transform Africa, a capacity building project for community groups in African countries and the Evelyn Oldfield Unit, a capacity building organisation for refugee and migrant community groups in London.  Tahera Aanchawan was on the Board of Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund.


  Peter Damesick
Peter hails originally from Manchester. He moved south after university, having gained a doctorate at Cambridge. In his early career Peter was a lecturer at London University. After a spell in management consultancy, he gained 26 years’ experience as a research director with CBRE, the world’s largest property adviser, successively holding positions as Head of UK Research, EMEA Chief Economist and Chairman of EMEA Research. He was also chair of trustees for a company pension scheme for 12 years. He now divides his time between working as an independent consultant in real estate research and strategy and several volunteer roles, including chairman of Tandridge Voluntary Service Council.
 

  Michael Fahy
Michael is a partner at Steeles (Law) LLP and Head of the Real Estate Team. Michael has been a property solicitor for over 25 years andprior to joining Steeles (Law) LLP was head of the commercial propertylegal team at the Church Commissioners for England. In addition to practicing as a solicitor, Michael alsoregularly contributes articles on legal property issues to specialistmagazines; lectures on property matters to institutions including the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors; and is on the register  ofproperty professionals at the Ethical Property Foundation
 

  Bill Scott
Bill Scott is a chartered accountant, qualifying in 1986. He has extensive experience in the private, public and not-for-profitsectors.  Bill was the Vice President for Finance andAdministration at Richmond the American International University inLondon, between 2000-2012. For 10 years Bill was a volunteerfinancial adviser at the Barking and Dagenham Citizen’s Advice Bureau, specialising in tax and V.A.T. resolution as well as being on theManagement Committee.
 

  John Whitaker (Chair)
John has a background in the corporate sector before hebecame Deputy Director of Oxfam from 1992 to 2004. He was on the board of theFairtrade Foundation between 1994 and 2005. He has worked as a consultant,volunteer and non-executive with many not-for-profit organisations. His currentnon-executive positions are with Transform Drug Policy, the Ethical Property Company and BUILD (the international linking body).
 

  Kim Worts
Kim Worts spent many years in Whitehall delivering Press Office, PR, marketing, stakeholder communications and online channels. Her last Civil Service post was Director of Communications for DEFRA. In 2013 Kim moved to RICS as External Affairs Director for the UK – and embarked on a steep learning curve on the property issues and policies impacting businesses and consumers. In 2016 Kim retired and joined the Board of Trustees for EPF in 2017.