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Trustees


   

John Whitaker (Chair)

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

     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.
     Ann Allen

Ann is the Director of Estates at the University of Glasgow, a member of the renowned  Russell Group of Universities.  In her current role the Department she leads is responsible for estates Strategy , projects, maintenance and infrastructure. The department also leads on Carbon Reduction. Ann has worked in property for over 30 years gaining a experience with a focus on asset management. She has worked primarily in the private sector both for property companies and in corporate roles. Prior to joining the University Ann headed up the asset management team at John Lewis.
     
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 and prior to joining Steeles (Law) LLP was head of the commercial property legal team at the Church Commissioners for England.

In addition to practicing as a solicitor, Michael also regularly contributes articles on legal property issues to specialist magazines; lectures on property matters to institutions including the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors; and is on the register  of property 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-profit sectors.  Bill was the Vice President for Finance and Administration at Richmond the American International University in London, between 2000-2012. For 10 years Bill was a volunteer financial adviser at the Barking and Dagenham Citizen’s Advice Bureau, specialising in tax and V.A.T. resolution as well as being on the Management Committee.

    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.