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]

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


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.

Charlotte Sutton


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


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.

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.


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, Belron Ronnie Lubner Charitable Foundation and the Sir Halley Stewart Trust.

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.

Leanne Cruise-Lemkey, Administrator

Leanne is the administrator for Hackney Parochial Charities, West Hackney Parochial Charity and South Hackney Parochial Charity.

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

Laura Tasarkan, Property Administrator

Laura has eleven years of experience in social housing property maintenance and is our Property Maintenance Co-ordinator. Laura’s experience is in managing property databases, responding to residents, organising contractors and processing invoices. She is used to handling high caller volumes but always looks to give a personal service to residents and maintains excellent links with contractors. Laura’s first employment was as an administrator with a Tenant Management Organisation where she enjoyed lots of interaction with residents. Laura has volunteered in community events/open days including almshouse residents’ tea parties.

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, 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.

Annie Vickers

Associate Clerk to Trustees

Annie began her career in the not-for-profit sector working as a fundraiser for a leading London theatre and then segued into frontline community work for a registered social landlord in supported housing. For the past decade, she has worked for a variety of charities, helping them develop and grow.

Annie is an experienced Clerk and Board Secretary supporting the London School of Architecture. She is also a trustee for a small local grant-making organisation.