Our trustees

Our trustees

Our Board of Trustees is made up from volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds that help govern the charity, including three from our steering board UK Youth Voice.

Lady Anne Stoneham MBE has been our chair since 2014, and been on the board since 1988.

Anne Stoneham MBE: Chair of UK Youth

Anne is an experienced senior lecturer in the School of Law at the University of Portsmouth, specialising in Company Law and Corporate Governance. She is also the Business Services Leader for Business Law and Corporate Governance in Portsmouth Business School, with a particular focus on director development and executive education for small and medium sized enterprises.

Anne has been involved in the voluntary sector for over 30 years, with organisations that reflect her long standing interest in education and young people. She has served on the board of UK Youth since 1988 and has been Chair since March 2014. In 2012 she was awarded an MBE for her services to young people.

In addition to her work at UK Youth, Anne is currently also Chair of the Friends of Birzeit University, a charity providing scholarships and programmes to enable young Palestinians access to higher education.

Mark Wakefield: Chair of the Finance Committee

Mark Wakefield is the Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs Manager for IBM UK.

Before joining IBM, he spent 12 years as a face-to-face youth worker and 10 years managing youth provision and community education delivery, working in some of London’s most disadvantaged areas. He has a longstanding interest in, and practical experience of using, IT to assist young people to develop digital skills. In 1996 he became Chief Executive of the London Union of Youth Clubs, later merging this 100+ year old organisation with the London Federation of Clubs for Young People to form ‘London Youth’.

Mark maintains his youth work interests: in addition to his role as a Trustee of UK Youth he is also a Trustee of the Avenues Youth Project in Paddington.

Duncan MacIntyre: Director and UK Youth Trustee

Duncan MacIntyre joined Lombard Odier in January 2016 as Chief Executive Officer of Lombard Odier’s Private Client business in the UK. Prior to this, he founded and was a global head at Coutts Private Office to assist UHNW clients across the world (UK, Switzerland, Monaco, Russia, Middle East and Asia).

Duncan has over 20 years of experience in Private Wealth Management.  He began his career working at James Capel as an investment manager. Flemings then recruited him to establish an Ultra High Net Worth (UHNW) private bank. His experience with UHNW clients led him to take a senior banker role at JP Morgan.

Duncan is a Chartered Fellow of the Securities and Investment Institute (CISI) and is Director and Trustee of UK Youth.

Graeme Swan: UK Youth Trustee

Graeme has over 20 years’ experience in Consulting and is currently the Lead Partner in UK&I Advisory for Managed Services at EY.  Previously, he was responsible for leading the IT consulting business for Government and was client partner for the Home Office and Criminal Justice. He has also led a number of large scale engagements in the Financial Services sector for many of the major high street banks.

Prior to joining Ernst & Young in 2005, Graeme was with Accenture for 11 years, providing Consultancy Services mainly for large scale delivery programmes in Financial Services and Public Sector. He has spent time working in South Africa and the US.

Aaron D’Souza: UK Youth Trustee

Currently working as a Business Manager for Global Markets Consultants, Aaron has a strong Policy and Campaign background, and is active within the Youth sector. With experience of being a trustee, he is familiar with the responsibilities and commitments expected. He has also completed board and trustee training with Youth Charity Trustees and NCVO. Aaron graduated in 2012 with a BA (Hons) in History and Politics.

Rebecca McCartney: UK Youth Trustee

Rebecca is an Investment Director at Big Society Capital. She manages a diverse portfolio of social investments, focusing in particular on social innovation, and supporting smaller charities and social enterprises to access appropriate finance. She also explores how social investment can help achieve employment and education social outcomes, including for young people.

Prior to joining Big Society Capital, Rebecca held a number of policy roles in the charity sector and across the UK government, including at the Departments for Work and Pensions, and Communities and Local Government.

Having benefited as a young person from similar programmes to those UK Youth supports, she is passionate about young people accessing opportunities to maximise their life chances and that involves them in their communities.

Matthew Price: UK Youth Trustee, Income Generation Committee

Matt has worked in financial services for over 20 years and specialises in leading large transformation programmes and managing significant-sized teams in multi-regional structures. He has held senior positions at RBS, Deutsche Bank and PWC in a variety of change-related roles.

Matt became involved in UK Youth in June 2014, when he attended the Gala Dinner as a guest of Graeme Swan. Following this, he joined the Gala Dinner organising committee and subsequently the overall UK Youth Income Generation Committee. In 2017 he will be cycling from London to Paris with his son in aid of UK Youth.

Iain McDougall: UK Youth Trustee, Governance Committee

Iain has 20 years’ experience in the technology industry, with a particular focus on helping businesses and governments deliver better outcomes through the use of technology. He is currently the Country Manager for Stripe in the UK. He has previously held senior positions in
firms including Google, IBM and Cisco.

Iain is passionate about making a difference in the youth sector. He has been involved with numerous sector organisations in Australia and the UK including, The Smith Family, Youth off the Streets, The Sydney Children’s Hospital and Fitzrovia Youth in Action. Iain joined UK Youth in November 2016 and is a member of the Governance committee. He is a native Australian and resides in London with his wife and two daughters. Along with other trustees, he will cycling to Paris from London in 2017 in support of UK Youth.

Chris Hindley: UK Youth Trustee

Chris has considerable experience of leading the development and delivery of innovative projects across the Voluntary Sector. He has worked with organisations that support ex-offenders, the homeless, those escaping domestic violence, children in care and children who are struggling in mainstream education.

In his last role he initiated and delivered the largest Children’s Fund programme,  the Birmingham Signposting Service, and was part of the Senior Leadership Team that grew a local advocacy charity into a national organisation. He is currently Chief Executive of YouthFed, a regional Charity that delivers employability, educational, engagement and infrastructure services to young people and youth groups. It is the country’s largest local delivery partner of the National Citizen Service, supporting over 2,000 young people annually.

Wayne Bulpitt: UK Youth Trustee

Wayne founded Active Group Limited in 2002 after careers with NatWest and CIBC. Under his leadership, Active is an innovative provider of practical and professional support services such as compliance, corporate secretarial and management services to the offshore finance. He is also Managing Director of Hanseatic Asset Management LBG, APQ Capital Limited, Chairman of BlueCrest, BlueTrend Limited and a director of several investment management businesses and funds.

Wayne has over 35 years of experience of business leadership in banking and investment administration services. He also has 15 years’ experience of non-formal education, being at the centre of The Scout Association’s strategic leadership, coupled with his direct experience of more traditional youth work in the successful restructuring of Guernsey’s youth offer, founding The Youth Commission of Guernsey & Alderney.

Ben Jessup: UK Youth Trustee

Ben graduated in 2014 from the University of Bath with a BSc Economics.  He is currently working for British Universities and College Sports as a Development Coordinator.  He has a real passion for sport and youth engagement in sports.

Alex Edge: UK Youth Trustee

Alex is the Private Secretary for the Director of the Wellcome Trust and specifically works to improve communications and strategy across the organisation and externally. Prior to this he has worked for a development programme in Bangladesh and also managed a national non-profit media organisation in the UK. He has an academic background in Geography and International Development with specific in interest in Corporate Social Responsibility and has been involved in informal Youth Work for many years.

Kamara Bennett: UK Youth Trustee

Kamara is a Computer Science and English Language graduate from Aston University.  She is currently working as a Graduate Developer at BBC Design & Engineering.  She is a diligent, goal-oriented individual with a strong ability to think logically and laterally.

Daniel Chan: UK Youth Trustee and Honorary Treasurer

Daniel is a Senior Manager at PwC, providing audit and specialist assurance services, with a particular focus on working with the central government and not for profit clients. He is a member of the PwC Charities Management Board and leads the Charities Award as part of the annual PwC Building Public Trust Awards.

Daniel is a Chartered Accountant and holds the ICAEW Diploma in Charity Accounting. He is also a Chartered Manager and has a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Management.

In addition, Daniel is a Sponsor Governor at Harris Academy Peckham and a steering group member of the PwC Foundation.