Trustees Helping us to deliver our mission Expand David Robson Chair of trustees, clerk to the committee David became chair of trustees in January 2015. David worked as a consultant physician in the NHS in south east London for 30 years. As well as direct patient care he also helped manage hospital services including a period as Chief Executive of an NHS Trust. He is currently Chair of a hospice charity. David has attended Blackheath Meeting since 2001. Rob Anarfi Trustee Rob is Beazley’s Global Head of Compliance; he originally joined as Group Head of Internal Audit in 2012. Before Beazley, he worked in the Financial Services Authority (now FCA) for five years, mostly in its Internal Audit Division. Prior to the FSA, he held various senior internal audit roles in Allianz, Zurich and Aviva. He qualified as a chartered accountant with PwC in 2000. Rob chairs the advisory council of ‘4 Pillars’, a small charity committed to enhancing corporate governance in Africa, by educating and sharing best practice with corporate governance professionals in Africa. “I am delighted to have the opportunity to support QSA’s work, which ultimately means an opportunity to help people who need it most. I was introduced to QSA by a friend and I was immediately impressed by the practicality and in my view uniqueness of the projects. As a trustee, I look forward to serving QSA primarily by helping to govern its affairs and by bringing my knowledge and experience to bear. I’m also quite excited to learn more about working the Quaker way! Gillian Ashmore Trustee Gillian has mostly worked for government on policy development, legislation and management and in leadership and trustee roles for third sector organisations, including Metropolitan Housing Partnership, Refugee Housing Association, the Fostering Network, Rich Mix and Quakers in Britain. She has always been motivated to work on issues of equality and social justice in whatever field she has worked. She is a trustee of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, an anti-poverty organization. Now retired, she travels frequently whilst working on an Open University degree in ecology and microbiology. Sandie FinnTrustee Sandie is a teacher with experience working in secondary schools. More recently, she has been training people to become teachers in referral units and in the lifelong learning sector. Prior to this, she was employed by The Depaul Trust as a Project Worker and supported street homeless young people to rebuild their self esteem and develop the personal and practical skills to find training or employment. In her spare time, she likes keeping fit, visiting bookshops and going to the cinema. She currently lives in east London. Sara FeildenTrustee Sara is trained as a teacher. But returning to work after children she moved into community work, first working for Camden Community Health Council and then for Camden Social Services. Sara also spent 5 years as a governor, elected by the parents, of her local primary school. Later in her career, she became a TV producer and director , sometimes working on programmes for schools, sometimes on documentaries and occasionally on dramas. Giving people the chance to speak out for themselves was always at the heart of Sara’s TV work and many of her programmes have won awards. She has three BAFTAs. Through her work she has always tried to tackle injustice and to promote understanding both between individuals and groups. Sara has worked to tight deadlines, managed large budgets and multi-disciplinary teams. Recently retired, she now feels she has enough time to give to the important role of being a trustee and to supporting the staff team in the work they deliver for QSA. Colin KinlochTrustee Colin is a policy manager working in the public sector on the commissioning of debt advice services. As a volunteer, he co-facilitates workshops and conducts risk assessments for a charity focused on changing the behaviour of domestic violence perpetrators Colin has also worked as a policy lead for the debt advice programme at Money Advice Service, and as a Parliamentary researcher for the Rt Hon John McFall MP.Loveday Shewell Loveday ShewellTrustee and treasurer Loveday Shewell is an accountant and independent advisor on strategic planning, financial and general management to arts organisations, mainly in the contemporary visual arts sector. She has worked on organisational and board development in the voluntary sector as well as the planning and feasibility of buildings for the arts. She is a trustee/treasurer of Triangle Arts Trust and the Poetry Archive. She is a member of Brentford and Isleworth meeting.“Throughout my professional life I have tried to help people understand and take control of their financial resources, however small, to facilitate what they want to achieve organisationally or personally. I am particularly interested in QSA’s Made of Money and Future Proof projects and hope my experience working in financial management and governance of arts charities will be contribute to the good stewardship of resources and development of QSA as a whole." Peter RiversTrustee Peter has spent most of his working life in the voluntary sector and lived for about a quarter of his life in Tower Hamlets. He was a Franciscan brother for twenty years and he has a deep commitment to the relief of poverty. He sees being a Trustee of QSA as a continuation of this and is Assistant Clerk to the Management Council. He has recently moved to Shropshire but until that move was a Senior Consultant with C F Appointments which specialises in sourcing candidates for senior posts for Charities. He attends the Clun Valley Local Quaker Meeting which is part of the Southern Marches Area Meeting. His focus for the near future is settling into a new home and creating a new garden whilst enjoying the beauty of the South Shropshire Hills.Peter Rivers James RobertsonTrustee James is a Chartered Accountant most of whose career was spent in insolvency practice. He is a member of Brentford & Isleworth Quaker Meeting. Laura RolingTrustee Laura has an excellent overview of the UK voluntary sector gained in part through over 15 years experience as a grant-maker including as a Programme Manager at Comic Relief where she oversaw their Fairer Society and Dementia workstreams. She is currently Grants Executive at the Bromley Trust which focuses on human rights, prison reform and the environment. She has a long term commitment to the Quaker values of peace, justice, equality and integrity and attends Croydon meeting. She is a passionate supporter of a range of charities and organisations, particularly within the human rights and mental health fields, is a Trustee for Mind in Croydon and has an MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights. Caroline TisdallTrustee Caroline was born in Pakistan, somewhere she still considers her 'emotional home', and has worked there, in Azerbaijan, and now mainly in the UK. As a professional psychologist specialising in coaching, facilitation and group work, she uses a strengths-based approach to help others create more positive, meaningful, and happier lives. Caroline has a commitment to social justice and aims to live more simply, not always with success. She is a member of Norfolk and Waveney Area Meeting, and also a Quaker Spiritual Healer. Nico TyabjiTrustee Nico became a trustee in summer 2015. A Londoner, he works on renewable energy with a focus on solar in the UK and in Africa. As a volunteer, he has run conversation classes for refugees and asylum seekers. Nico is a member of Hampstead meeting and previously worked at the Quaker United Nations Office in Geneva. He lives in Bethnal Green.