Benjamin Janes

Since 1991 Benjamin has been working with charities, companies and individuals supporting charitable activities. He is passionate about helping those with power, influence and resources to change society for the better. Having founded The Trust Partnership in 2005 he has built it into a unique social enterprise encompassing all aspects of foundation management. The family of businesses includes Trust Accounting and Jireh Solutions, while its corporate philanthropy consultancy, TrustCSR, was acquired by Benevity, Inc. in 2018.

Benjamin works with some of the oldest foundations in the UK and is Clerk for The Radcliffe Trust and the UK Friends of Mustique Charitable Trust.

Mobile: 07788 740404
Email: [email protected]

Elizabeth Fathi


Elizabeth has worked in the charity sector for over fifteen years primarily as chief executive of an almshouse charity with additional experience as both chair and trustee of a variety of charities and community-led organisations. She has previously worked in planning and development as a consultant.

Governance and compliance have been central to Elizabeth’s work with charities and she has been instrumental as a mentor and coach to many charities who have looked to meet those regulations in a relevant and proportionate way. She has experience in incorporation, mergers, policy writing, strategy review and implementation as well as interim chief executive work and development appraisals to maximise assets.

Elizabeth is Chairman of The Almshouse Association a national charity representing 1600 almshouse providers. She has held various trustee roles, including some within family trusts.  She is Clerk to The Linder Foundation.

You can reach Elizabeth at:

Mobile: 07957 764882
Email: [email protected]

Mia Duddridge

Trusts and Foundations Manager

Mia was The Trust Partnership’s first employee. She is now the most senior administrator in our Gloucestershire based team as well as being a mentor and guide for other team members.

Mia is Clerk to the Trustees of The Nightingale Fellowship, 1930 Fund for District Nurses, Institute of Hospitality and The Wixamtree Trust, where her sensitive care of vulnerable applicants is invaluable.

Mia is a Trustee of the UK Online Giving Foundation and the France Online Giving Foundation.

Jill Lawrence


Jill has a wide range of experience in clerking and administration of trusts and foundations including almshouse management.  She is committed to supporting vulnerable people having held a long career in a large public sector organisation. Jill sets up and manages a number of processes and procedures within the almshouse team to ensure client charities meet regulatory responsibilities and best practice.

Jill is Clerk to Parmiter’s Almshouse & Pension Charity, Hackney Free Parochial Schools Educational Trust and Hugh Sexey’s Hospital as well as one of our senior administrators offering support to Hackney Parish Almshouse Charity and West Hackney Almshouse Charity.

Kellie Carson


Kellie has over twenty years of experience within the social housing sector in a variety of roles including Chief Executive, Customer Relations Manager and Head of Housing. Until recently she was also an independent Board Director for a housing provider in the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

Kellie previously studied Law and has sat on various voluntary boards, holding key offices. She currently volunteers at a local foodbank and provides consultancy advice for Community Led Housing Management Organisations.

Kellie has significant experience of almshouse and property management and is Clerk for the Hackney Joint Estate Charity, Hackney Parish Almshouse Charity, West Hackney Almshouse Charity and Blackwall Reach Trust.

Cora Butler


Cora has worked at The Trust Partnership since 2017 having worked in the Customer Service sector for twenty years. Cora is an experienced administrator and has a thorough knowledge of the processes and procedures for grant making charities.

Cora is the Clerk to The Johnnie Johnson Trust and provides clerking support to The Radcliffe Trust.

Sarah Worster


Sarah has worked in the charitable sector since 2012 mainly in administrative roles but has also overseen communications and data analysis and assisted with fundraising.
Sarah provides clerking support for The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust and Sears Group Trust and is the Clerk for The Mrs Smith & Mount Trust.

Angela Adams, Administrator

Angela joined The Trust Partnership in 2018 as a Trust Administrator.  Her previous roles in administration/PA/secretarial work covered varying sectors including Event Management, the Hotel Industry and latterly in an Auction House.

Angela works with The Nightingale Fellowship, Sear Group Trust and Parmiter’s Almshouse and Pension Charity.

Peter Gee, Administrator

Peter has worked with us since 2016, and prior to this for 12 years in adult social care.

Peter is responsible for the administration of the Hackney Parochial Charities, West Hackney Parochial Charity, South Hackney Parochial Charity, and Hackney Joint Estate Charity, which administers an estate of property in East London. Peter is also the administrator for The Linder Foundation and Blackwall Reach Trust.

Peter works with a variety of contractors, charity applicants, third party supporting organisations, as well as vulnerable beneficiaries. Peter has also volunteered at a local  school, and serves on a parish church council, using his many years of experience working  with churches in local community settings.

Dawn Salt, Administrator and Bookkeeper

Dawn has many years’ experience working as an administrator, latterly in the charitable sector.

Dawn is responsible for the administration for The Ashley Family Foundation and Action Bladder Cancer UK and provides administrative support to the 1930 Fund for District  Nurses, Parmiter’s Almshouse and Pension Charity, Sears Group Trust and Waterberg Welfare Society Trust.

Sherilyn Lewis, Administrator

Sherilyn has over 30 years of experience as an administrator covering a variety of sectors including the House Building Industry, Higher Education and IT solutions.

Sherilyn is the administrator for The Wixamtree Trust and Belron Ronnie Lubner Charitable Foundation.

Cathie Cowell, Administrator

Cathie has been with The Trust Partnership since 2019, and enjoys supporting our diverse range of clients. She is the administrator for The Radcliffe Trust, The Mrs Smith & Mount Trust, The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, John Coates Charitable Trust and The Johnnie Johnson Trust.

Cathie has had a career in education, teaching and working with vulnerable students in secondary schools as a pastoral manager. Continuing on this theme she latterly worked for the National Citizen Service. She is passionate about education, young people and promoting the opportunities open to them.

Emma Watson, Senior Administrator

Emma is the administrator for The Sir Halley Stewart Trust and The London of School Architecture.

Prior to joining The Trust Partnership, Emma has worked in a number of grant management and governance roles in the public sector.

Leanne Cruise-Lemkey, Administrator

Leanne is the administrator for The John Coates Charitable Trust, Sir Halley Stewart Trust and UK Friends of the Mustique Charitable Trust.

Leanne has had a career in marketing prior to joining The Trust Partnership as well as various roles in the private sector.

Isobel Cooper, Trust and Foundations new team member

Isobel joined the Trust Partnership in 2021 after completing a degree in English Literature and History at the University of Birmingham. Isobel has extensive experience in customer service and is passionate about supporting charities which aim to help those in need.

Isobel is administrator for the Mrs Smith and Mount Trust and also works in a supporting role across a number of our other clients.

Mike Mitchell, Our Warden

Mike served in the Royal Navy for a number of years and, latterly, in the IT sector and the NHS. Mike lives in London and is the non-resident warden for Almshouses in Hackney. Whilst Mike’s role is one of good-neighbour, he provides practical and pastoral support for residents on a day to day basis.

Noel Cooper

Finance Director

Noel is responsible for the management of finance and accounting for The Trust Partnership and its clients. He manages Trust Accounting Ltd, our partner company, and its team of expert bookkeepers and management accountants.

To read more about the Trust Accounting team please click here.

Andrea Cutler

Office Manager

Andrea is a highly experienced office manager, project manager, HR specialist and facilities manager. She is responsible for the smooth running of the shared services infrastructure that enables our team to manage multiple clients in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Andrea is a Trustee of the UK Online Giving Foundation and the France Online Giving Foundation.


Lynnette Collinge

Assistant Office Manager

Lynnette has a career which includes working within charities supporting mental health and young people. Her roles have primarily been around Executive team administration and systems development.