Thank you to our trustees, patrons and funders for your ongoing support.
EMILY GRANT, Secretary
EVIDENCE AND IMPACT MANAGER, ADVANCE
Emily received an MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies from Oxford before working as a monitoring and evaluation consultant for humanitarian aid and international development INGOs – primarily on projects supporting refugees and internally displaced people across the Middle East. Emily now works as the Evidence and Impact Manager at Advance, a London-based charity supporting survivors of domestic abuse and women with experience of the criminal justice system.
ROSIE SPIEGELHALTER, Chair of trustees
HEAD OF PHILANTHROPY, ST MUNGO'S
Rosie specialises in developing sustainable services combatting poverty and social injustice through effective partnerships and income generation. She is currently Head of Philanthropy at St Mungo's, leading on grant funding and major gifts to combat the growing homelessness crisis. Previously she was Head of Development for anti-poverty charity Toynbee Hall.
Katie Burgess, Treasurer
Chartered Accountant & Financial Planning and Analysis Manager, Shelter
Katie trained and qualified as a chartered accountant at a Big Four firm where she worked with a range of household technology and retail clients. Katie now works at housing and homelessness charity Shelter where she leads the financial analysis team to support the organisation through financial planning, reporting and analysis. Katie joined the board of CARAS in 2020.
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, MUSEUM OF LONDON
Matt is leading the fundraising campaign to create a major new museum for London in Smithfield - a project in partnership with the GLA and the City of London. Matt has nearly 20 years of fundraising experience as well as eight years of board level strategic leadership. He is also a director of the non-profit social enterprise, Embrace Finance, and is interested in issues relating to poverty, inequality and migration.
HR DIRECTOR, ONE FINE STAY
Helen is a Board Level HR Director with experience in the Construction, Financial Services and Retail industries in both the UK and New Zealand. Her experience has included managing large scale projects and teams. Helen has undertaken advocacy work for South London Refugee Association, travelled to the Calais and Dunkirk camps and is also the Chair of Wandsworth Welcomes Refugees. Currently her focus is assisting refugees into employment in the UK.
Manager, Ring-Fenced Bank Treasury at Lloyds Banking Group
Keith is a freelance writer specialising in the finance industry. His experience includes copywriting, investment writing and journalism. He has been volunteering with CARAS since December 2013, particularly working in and at times leading our youth projects.
CHARITY AND SOCIAL ENTERPRISE SOLICITOR
Suhan is a lawyer who specialises in advising charities and social enterprises, and joined the board of CARAS in 2019. In his professional life, Suhan works with all sorts of not-for-profits, from household names to local start-ups - with particular focuses on helping international development and humanitarian aid charities, and advising UK organisations delivering public services.
Charles is a Londoner who grew up in the USA and trained as an artist. He spent 30 years as a management development consultant using outdoor experiential methods with retail, manufacturing and finance sector clients. Nine years with Plan International, a global children’s rights charity, led to taking a Sustainability MSc and strategic work with children’s charities on their responses to the challenges of climate change. Now Charles contributes to participative community-led sustainability projects.