Brian Scott worked in educational publishing and international agribusiness for many years, and later held the role of chief executive of Oxfam Ireland. He now serves on several public charity boards, including the Meningitis Research Foundation, Nuffield Council on Bioethics Governing Board, and Family Planning Association.
He is a graduate of Queen's University Belfast, London University, the University of Zambia, and Harvard Business School.
Roger, Deputy Chair of Trustees, has run Roger Black Consultancy since 1979, specialising in coaching, training and facilitation. Specialisms include influencing and presenting skills together with personal organisation. Clients are leading banks, consulting firms and not for profit organisations. His book Getting Things Done has been translated into Japanese and French, he also wrote and presentated a successful BBC Radio 4 comedy series on managing time. He is a member of the UK Council of Citizens UK, the community organising group, initiators amongst other things of the Living Wage. Roger is married with four children and five grandchildren, he lives in Battersea.
Jenny focused her career on children and young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Jenny taught special needs pupils in mainstream school for 15years. After that, Jenny ran an individual tuition centre for the Inner London Education Authority for a further ten years working with children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties who were excluded from school. After the demise of the ILEA she line- managed the secondary off-site provision for Wandsworth before taking early retirement. Jenny has also worked as an Education Welfare officer; acted as a consultant for Young Minds; visited Childrens’ Homes for Voice (formerly Voice for the Child In Care) and set up and managed a Home School Support Centre for the Sir Walter St John Trust. Until recently she worked part time
as a development Officer for Senjit (Special Educational Needs Training) at the Institute of Education London University organizing in-service training for teachers of pupils with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.
Elliot is a fund manager in the Charities Team at Rathbone Brothers plc, one of the leading investment firms in the UK managing over £3.6billion of Charitable assets. He has over 13 years’ experience of advising and managing investments, supporting Charities in achieving their future goals and as a trustee and treasurer of Shaftesbury Young People and trustee of a Chinese Arts based charity he brings understanding, experience and insight of the needs to the sector. He has a degree in Robotics and a Masters in International Finance from ICMA Business School, Reading University. Elliot is married to Cynthia, a Chinese national, and is kept busy at weekends caring for their two young children
Clare is an experienced programme and delivery model designer and project manager and has worked for both the public sector and private sector in human services. Her current day job involves leading a team to design new contract models in response to government tenders and mapping target operating models and detailed processes to support effective delivery. She also leads the mobilisation of new programmes and continuous improvement and change projects to drive up efficiency of the offerings, and leads the Customer Insight function to ensure the voice of the customer is central in the running of the business. She has a BA in Economics and Social History and a Masters in Policy, Management and Government.
Zoe started her working life in the corporate world first with Reed Executive and then moved into procurement at B P.
She then spent 12 years South London Training and Enterprise Council and then moved into business advising as Business Link emerged from the TEC as a fully-fledged organisation and trained as an Investors in People Advisor and Assessor. This work led her into consulting with a wide variety of organizations including global companies, government departments, charities and small businesses. Following redundancy, Zoe set up her own small consultancy which ran for three years. After two short-term contracts in the Third Sector she has most recently spent 3 years with Bright Ideas Trust, working with vulnerable and hard to reach individuals start up their own businesses. The highlight of this role was working in a prison with serving offenders who wanted to set up a business on their release. This was a year-long pilot established by Lord Young under the Transformation and Rehabilitation agenda. This led to her current role at The Start Up Loans Company running the in-house delivery team, helping people start up their own businesses.
She is qualified to be a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development and Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply by examination, holds a BA (Hons) and an MBA from The University of Greenwich.