Governance

Trustees

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Richard Brophy

Richard Brophy is corporate sustainability professional with over fifteen years experience in the consumer  technology, retail, professional services and not-for-profit sectors. He is currently Head of Purpose for Openreach.

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Sarah Bull

Sarah Bull works as Counsel at US law firm Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP where she advises both corporates and non-profits on all aspects of UK employment law.

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Joshua Castellino

Joshua Castellino is Professor of Law & Dean, at the School of Law, Middlesex University, UK and a former journalist from Mumbai, India, (Express Newspapers).

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Steven Finizio

Steven Finizio is a partner at WilmerHale LLP, focused on international dispute resolution. He is a leading international arbitration lawyer, and has represented parties before the African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights and the European Court of Justice, among other international tribunals.

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Matt Francis

Matt Francis is a chartered accountant and Head of Finance at the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts.  He previously held roles at BBC Media Action, Moore Stephens LLP and Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP.

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Caroline Frost

Caroline Frost is a journalist, author and broadcaster. In 2010, she became one of the founding editors of HuffPost UK. She is a published author, the current Chair of the Broadcasting Press Guild, and a regular radio and TV commentator on media, culture and ethics. 

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Bob Jobbins

Bob Jobbins is the Chair of MLDI. Bob worked as a BBC correspondent in the Middle East, SE Asia and the Americas. Subsequently, he was Head of the BBC Arabic Service, and then Director of News at the BBC World Service. He has worked in the Charity sector for the past 20 years.

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Smita Shah

Smita Shah is a human rights barrister (Garden Court Chambers) with over 10 years experience in international human rights. She is currently undertaking a PhD in Law at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy. 

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Leo Skyner

Leo Skyner is Head of Finance for Global Programmes at Save the Children UK. Prior to that, he worked for International Alert’s Africa Programme and for Save the Children in various roles across Africa.

Our Patrons

  • Adam Michnik
  • Floyd Abrams
  • Geoffrey Robertson QC
  • Hina Jilani
  • Jon Snow
  • José Zalaquett
  • Margaret Sekaggya
  • Param Cumaraswamy
  • Paul Collier
  • Soli Sorabjee
  • Yuen-Ying Chan
  • Mark Ellis
  • Wilf Mbanga