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

Director

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 former Chairman and current Board member 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]

Kellie Carson

Client Manager

Kellie has over twenty years of experience working in the social housing sector. She has held various senior roles including Chief Executive, Customer Relations Manager and Head of Housing. She was also an independent Board Director for a housing provider in the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

Kellie also has a long experience of working with almshouse charities, particularly in property management and resident welfare.  

Kellie previously studied Law and has sat on various voluntary boards.  

Jill Lawrence

Client Manager

Jill has considerable experience in almshouse clerking and management and has a clear dedication to supporting vulnerable people having had a lengthy career in a large public sector organisation. Jill has particular experience in helping almshouse clients to meet regulatory and best practice responsibilities.

Jill is a well-respected administrator and provides clerking services to a variety of almshouse clients within The Trust Partnership. She is a trustee of a local women’s refuge charity.

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.

Cora Butler

Clerk 

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.

Victoria Chester

Clerk

Victoria brings over 20 years’ leadership experience in the charity sector at local, national and international levels.  As a CEO, Trustee and Chair she has a wide range of strategic and ‘hands on’ management and governance skills working with large staff teams and Trustee boards. 

Victoria first qualified as a lawyer in the UK and USA and has since used her legal background to build a thorough understanding of the compliance requirements of both the English/Welsh and Scottish statutory charity regulators.  Victoria has worked as CEO for several wildlife conservation charities, the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community and the Bristol RSPCA as well as holding a range of governance roles including with the RSPB and the BBC Charities Appeals Committee.  

Victoria is passionate about supporting Trustees corporately and individually to fulfil their vision and ambitions for the charities they lead.  From her own experience she has a good understanding of the need to ensure processes enable rather than overwhelm the passion and commitment of Trustees for their causes.  She has experience in all areas of governance including board review processes, risk management, policy creation and monitoring, restructuring, strategy development, asset management and compliance. 

You can reach Victoria at: 

Mobile: 07399810879 

Email: [email protected] 

Charlotte Sutton

Clerk

Charlotte has over a decade of experience of working within the social housing sector in frontline roles such as dealing with resident welfare and satisfaction as well as resident engagement.

Charlotte has also worked for smaller tenant management organisations running their day to day repairs and planned maintenance programmes.  In recent years Charlotte has also worked in the financial sector.

Monica Winnett

Residents’ Welfare Officer

Monica has most recently served as Scheme Manager for an historic Almshouse Charity in Chichester for 16 years.  Before that she had worked for many years as a Senior PA in the charity, church and NHS sectors, including several years on the team of the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace.

Monica provides resident welfare and benefits assistance across all the Almshouse clients within The Trust Partnership.

Sarah Worster

Clerk

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 and The John Coates Charitable Trust.

Adele Alderwick

Administrator

Adele joined The Trust Partnership in January 2023 and is the administrator for the Drapers Almshouse Charity, TheCharles Russell Speechlys Foundation and The Savoy Educational Trust. Adele has a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and is currently studying for a Master’s in Law at the University of Law, Bristol. She previously worked in the equestrian industry.

Rachael Bott

Administrator

Rachael is the administrator for the Hackney Parish Almshouse Charity, Sir Halley Stewart Trust and also supports Blackwall Reach Trust.

Prior to joining The Trust Partnership, Rachael gained considerable experience in customer service while working in the luxury travel sector.

Isobel Cooper

Administrator

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, Blackwall Reach Trust and Norton Folgate Almshouses, and also works in a supporting role across a number of our other clients.

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 D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, The 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.

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.

Mohammad Khan

Estate Manager

Mohammad has over thirty years of experience working in the social housing sector. He has work with various housing association and the local authority withing London and outside in housing management, private sector leasing, income management and retirement housing.

Mohammad has done his master’s degree is port management from Cardiff University.

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.

Daja Millward

Administrator

Daja previously worked in sales and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religion Philosophy and Ethics from the University of Gloucestershire. Daja joined The Trust Partnership in June 2023 and is the administrator for George Green Almshouses, Helen Peele Memorial Almshouses, Penn and Widow Smith Almshouses and Hackney Parochial Charities.

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.

Tracey Reeves

Administrator

Tracey has many years of experience as an Administrator. She began her journey with The Trust Partnership in 2014, supporting the TrustCSR Corporate clients with their Grant programmes. She moved when that part of the business was acquired in 2018, continuing with the client service and Grant Administration managing her own team of Account Coordinators.

Tracey returned to The Trust Partnership in 2023 as a Grants Administrator. She is responsible for The Kays Foundation, DHL UK Foundation & NHS Blood & Transplant.

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.

Laura Tasarkan

Resident Warden – Queen Elizabeth College

Laura has over ten years’ experience in social housing, having worked in a variety of roles from her first role as an administrator with a Tenant Management Organisation through to property management in social housing and, latterly, almhouses. Laura enjoys interacting with residents and providing excellent customer service. She has volunteered in community events/open days including almshouse residents’ tea parties.

Jenny Wakeford

Property Maintenance Co-ordinator

Jenny is the Property Maintenance Coordinator for the Almshouse team. Prior to joining The Trust Partnership, Jenny gained valuable experience in Property Maintenance through working in both the Private and Public Housing Sector.

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, who can look after all aspects of a charity’s finances.

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.

 

 

Harry Palmer

Assistant Office Manager

Harry joined The Trust Partnership in 2022 after working in multiple customer service and operations departments and completing a degree in Philosophy at the University of Liverpool in 2020.

Harry supports Office Manager, Andrea Cutler, and The Trust Partnership team to work as effectively and efficiently as possible for its clients.

 

 

 

Johanna Tompsett

Associate Clerk to Trustees

Johanna TompsettJohanna is a former Director of The Trust Partnership, now working as an Associate Clerk for the Ashley Family Foundation. Having begun her career in fundraising, she has an excellent understanding of both sides of the grant-making process.

She is also a Grants Manager for a London-based grant-maker as well as Co-convenor of the Association of Charitable Foundation’s Small Funders’ Network, and governance support to other charitable organisations.

In addition, Johanna is Chair of the UK Online Giving Foundation and serves on the board of a local human rights organisation.

Kate Danielson

Associate Clerk to Trustees

Founder of Kate Danielson Associates, Kate has worked in the charitable/NFP sector for over 30 years. She has worked with the arts funders, Jerwood Foundation and Jerwood Arts, for 12 years, founding the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries programme with the charity in 2010 and as the programme director since the start. She has acted as special projects consultant with Garfield Weston Foundation since 2017, including running a programme of events and awards to mark their 60th anniversary in the year they reached their £1billionth grant. She has been on the Board of two grant-giving trusts, including the BBC Performing Arts Fund.

Kate has been a producer in the arts and social sectors since the start of her career and has a long track record of creating financial stability in organisations, as a consultant and as a trustee. She co-founded social-impact charity, GUST, in Gloucester to do similar work in her local city. On behalf of The Trust Partnership, Kate acts as Clerk for the Sir Halley Stewart Trust and for two of the Weston family charities: the Reta Lila Howard Foundation and the Reta Lila Weston Trust for Medical Research.

 

Heidi Yorke

Associate Grants Assessor

Heidi has worked in the charity sector for over 30 years. Initially managing service delivery organisations, Heidi has a keen interest in asset-based community development and supporting the development of small community organisations.

More recently Heidi has worked in the grant-making sector for a wide range of funders, designing and managing grant programmes of varying sizes. Heidi is Grants Assessor for the Sir Halley Stewart Trust.