Sandy MacDonald

Sandy MacDonald is Head of Sustainability at Standard Life plc. His remit incorporates all aspects of sustainability including strategy, community programmes, policy and reporting.

He has over 15 years’ experience in senior marketing, communications, government relations and corporate social responsibility roles and a strong, active interest in social inclusion and campaigning for equal opportunities for people from all backgrounds.

Debbie Pippard

Debbie is Head of Programmes at the Barrow Cadbury Trust, where she oversees its work on migration, criminal justice and financial exclusion as well leading a number of strategic projects.  

Immediately prior to joining the Trust Debbie was Head of London Region at the Big Lottery Fund and her prior work experience included 10 years of front-line and management roles in the NHS.

Angela Linton

Angela is the COO of Youth Music, a national charity investing in music-making projects for children and young people experiencing challenging circumstances.  Angela has a theatre arts background and has extensive experience working across the creative sector including: The Sorrell Foundation and Heart & Soul.   Angela is a member of the Friendly Funder steering committee for Living Wage Foundation and has held directorships at Sing Up and Spare Tyre Theatre Company.

Jack Joslin

Jack has spent the last 8 years working in the voluntary sector for organisations such as BBC Children in Need, Greenwich Action for Voluntary Service and is currently a Senior Grants Officer working for the City of London Corporation and City Bridge Trust.  He is currently serving as Chair of Trustees for an innovative London based charity called Art Against Knives, who find creative solutions to tackle the root causes of knife crime and youth violence. 

Kaya Comer Schwartz

Kaya Comer Schwartz was elected as Councillor for Junction Ward in March 2013 and then re-elected in 2014. Kaya was the Council’s Equalities Champion and Chair of the Children’s’ Scrutiny Committee until her appointment to the Council’s Executive as Executive Member for Community Development in May 2016.

Adam Berrisford

Adam has been Finance & Projects Manager at the Community Foundation for Staffordshire, since returning to his hometown of Stafford in July 2017. The Community Foundation for Staffordshire is an independent charity, dedicated to strengthening local communities and tackling issues of disadvantage and exclusion. Prior to this, Adam ran the finances of the London Buddhist Centre for ten years, where he also taught yoga, meditation and chi gung.

Daniel Chapman

Daniel has been Grants Manager for the Walcot Foundation since 2012.  Before that, within the grant-making sphere, he worked for Church Urban Fund and Tearfund.  Daniel also set up and ran a debt counselling centre in Wandsworth for seven years.  He says “As a grant-maker, it is a massive privilege to be able to witness and support so many wonderful community projects and individuals”.  Daniel is also trustee of Wandsworth Foodbank and a local youth employment project.

John Hume

John is the Chair of the Living Wage Friendly Funder Committee. In his day job, he is Chief Executive of People’s Health Trust, an organisation which addresses the socio-economic causes of health inequalities. He is a member of the Advisory Board for NIHR’s School for Public Health Research.  John was previously the Deputy Head of Programmes for Big Lottery Fund's £500m health programme, ran his own business for several years and headed up V's £100m corporate match fund programmes.