Peter Beeby is Chief Executive at Prospectus, the specialist recruitment consultancy working with the beyond profit sector. Peter oversees the delivery of all Prospectus back office functions and major projects, ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of day-to-day operations. This includes finance, HR and quality and compliance. Projects have covered office refurbishment, introduction of 360 appraisals and restructures amongst others.
Peter has worked in partnership with charities on several projects on employability as well as supporting young people. Peter was previously Chair and Trustee for Southwark Bereavement Care, a counselling charity. He also volunteered at London 2012, recruiting volunteers and taking part as a Games Maker.
Cathy Tyler – Trustee since 2015 and Treasurer since November 2016
Cathy Tyler’s career has spanned a range of roles principally in financial management and accountancy within both the public and private sectors. Cathy’s current role is Group Financial Controller for the Katon Ingram Group. Prior to this she was employed as Director of Resources at Earl Mountbatten Hospice which included responsibility for finance, fundraising, facilities, HR and voluntary services. In 2012 she was awarded a MSc. in Charity Marketing and Fundraising from City University (Cass Business School) London and in 2013 a Diploma in Fundraising from the Institute of Fundraising. Previous roles also included over a decade within the further education sector during which time she gained a MSc. in Financial Managerial Controls from the University of Southampton. As well as currently occupying the role of Treasurer at TimeBank Cathy is also a Trustee and Treasurer for Wight DASH (formerly IOW Women’s Refuge) and has previously been a School Governor.
Diana Robertson is Vice President of Corporate Affairs for the UK & Ireland at Coty. She joined in 2016 to set up and lead the Corporate Affairs function bringing to the role her extensive experience within the field of communications. Over the years Diana has managed the widest range of projects for both public and private sector organisations and her skills cover both external and internal communications. She is equally at home developing and delivering strategic communication campaigns as well as complex internal change and communications programmes; she is also highly experienced at media management. Diana has also held roles in the voluntary sector prior to her involvement with TimeBank, including stints as a School Governor and Chair of PTA for local schools. Her passion for the Arts also resulted in her taking on the role of Chair of the very first Friends organisation for Rose Theatre, Kingston.
Matt Plen is the Chief Executive of Masorti Judaism, the umbrella organisation for a network of Jewish communities, whose work focuses on community development, leadership training, informal education and youth work. Prior to taking up this role in 2012, he worked for over 20 years in the field of education – teaching and facilitation, teacher training, curriculum development and programme management – in the UK, Israel and the United States. Matt has previously served as a trustee of London Citizens (now incorporated as part of Citizens UK, Britain’s largest broad-based community organising network) and as a founding governor and learning committee chair at Alma Primary, a new Free School in north London. He is also an active volunteer in his local Jewish community, New North London Synagogue. Matt is currently completing a PhD in the philosophy of education at UCL-Institute of Education, where his research topic is Jewish Social Justice Education.
Susan Crichton is a solicitor with over 30 years of in-house experience mostly within the financial services industry. At TSB she completed its separation from Lloyds and oversaw its IPO including the induction of the new Board and creation of the Legal and Company Secretariat team. Prior to that she was General Counsel for the Post Office and previously worked at Old Mutual/ Skandia where her role focussed on risk and corporate governance. She was also General Counsel (EMEA) for GE Money for nine years where her role included responsibility for legal, compliance and government relations in the region. Susan has been a volunteer school governor in Bucks for over 15 years and until recently was a trustee at the local hospice.
Chris Weavers works for the NASUWT, the teachers’ union, where he leads the union’s political engagement as well as relationships with a wide range of external organisations domestically and internationally. He previously worked for the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, advising and supporting the local authority’s majority group on policy and political matters. Outside work, Chris is very active in governance of public bodies, addressing issues including education, crime and housing and is also a trustee of an almshouse charity.
Charlotte Beckett is a freelance Strategy Director with over 20 years’ experience in the communications industry. She has worked with a range of sectors including charity/not for profit, (local) government, financial services, FMCG, tech/startups and healthcare. Throughout her career Charlotte has focused particularly on projects with a strong purpose-driven and social change element. Her experience ranges from consumer research and behavioural insight (she has a MSc in Consumer Psychology) to brand strategy, fundraising, innovation and experience design.
Outside work, Charlotte is a senior volunteer for Crisis at Christmas, and has previously been a mentor on the House of St Barnabas’ employment academy programme, and a member of the Crisis 50th Anniversary Board.
Camelia Ram has deep interest in helping individuals evolve their skills in the face of changing circumstances. She has been responsible for designing and implementing global talent and performance practices at Fidelity International. She has previously worked in leadership consulting at Heidrick & Struggles, helping FTSE 250 clients synchronise strategy and talent. Camelia holds a PhD in Operational Research from the London School of Economics (LSE). She is a regular contributor to Dialogue Review, the flagship publication for Duke Corporate Education. She is also a mentor for Ivy House London. She enjoys travel, rowing, swimming and yoga.
Lady Andrée Deane Barron, Chair since November 2012. Trustee since 2011, Chair Fundraising and Development Committee since 2011
Lady Andrée Deane Barron was a TimeBank Trustee from 2011 and Chair from 2012-2017 and now represents the charity as an ambassador. She is Group Education and Skills Director at YMCA Central and a former public affairs consultant, managing accounts including football, film and volunteer-related organisations. She started her career as a secondary school teacher and for 10 years she was Public Affairs Director and then Chief Executive of the Fitness Industry Association. Andrée previously chaired a health-related charity in the south east of England, Rushmoor Healthy Living. She is married to the former Rother Valley MP Sir Kevin Barron.