Meet Our Trustees
Laura lives in Tulse Hill, in Lambeth, and has been a trustee at Carers’ Hub since 2020. She was appointed Chair in September 2022. Laura has worked in the third sector for over 15 years in charities of varied size from British Heart Foundation, a large medical research charity, to Find Your Feet, a small international development charity. She specialises in fundraising, communications, and leadership. She is currently the Director of Development and Communications at the London Community Foundation, a charity based in Brixton that supports small, local community projects and charities in London.
Simon spent most of his career working in the voluntary sector. He started at Age Concern England (now Age UK) and then was appointed as Policy Director of MIND. Simon worked as Policy Director at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) before spending seven years as Policy and External Affairs director at the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). Simon has been a trustee of a number of voluntary organisations including Chair of the Peter Minet Trust. He has been a trustee of Carers' Hub Lambeth since 2019.
Weyinmi is a Chartered Accountant with experience in public and private sectors across various industries and disciplines. She currently works as a Finance Manager at Amazon, where she is also committed to supporting the company's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) goals. To this end, she has chaired and joined boards of employee-led groups and committees solely dedicated to DEI and outreach initiatives. In 2022, Weyinmi joined Carers’ Hub Lambeth as a trustee.
Lead Trustee for Safeguarding
Amit was born and brought up in London and lives in Lewisham. He has been a trustee at Carers' Hub since 2019 and has served as Vice-Chair (2020 to 2022); he has also been the Board's Safeguarding Lead since 2019.
Amit is a social anthropologist at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care, King's College London, and he has conducted research on how the NHS and local authorities involve patients and the public in planning local health and care services. Recently, he explored the impact of restrictions and isolation policies on care homes for older people during the COVID-19 pandemic, looking particularly at the experiences of staff, residents and residents' family and friends. After receiving his PhD in 2007, he worked at the London School of Economics, Queen's University Belfast and Brunel University before joining King's College London in 2016. He also works as a professional gardener.
James has lived in Lambeth for over forty years and is a media producer and theatre director working across all disciplines both national and international. He is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Arts and is also a director and trustee of the Directors Guild of Great Britain and an elected member of the Equity trade union National directors committee. He was a carer for both his parents and has been involved with Carers’ Hub since the charity launched.
With a professional business and service management background, Ijeoma has over 18 years senior leadership experience in Service Delivery, Business Strategy and Operations in the Utilities sector. Through personal experience, Ijeoma understands the challenges facing carers in Lambeth and is deeply committed and passionate about promoting their interests.
Ijeoma was appointed as a Carers Hub Lambeth Board Trustee in 2022 and brings her wealth of expertise to the Board to support delivery of Carers Hub Lambeth mission and strategy.
James lives in Wandsworth and has been a trustee at Carers' Hub since 2019, and was Chair from 2019-2022. He has previously been a member of the Interim Executive Board at Goldfinch Primary School. He works on preparedness for pandemics and emerging infectious diseases at the Department of Health and Social Care. Previously he has worked for the Wellcome Trust, a medical research charity, Nesta, and the Centre for Science and Policy on a range of global health and science policy issues.
Natalie moved to the UK from Canada in 2015 and works in the Higher Education sector as a research impact lead. She joined Carers' Hub Lambeth as a trustee in 2022 and has a PhD in English Literature with a focus on antiracism and black Caribbean women's activism. Natalie provides external impact training through the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) and is a member of the Peer Review College for the UK's Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Natalie is also a carer for her severely disabled teenage daughter and supports her two other children as young carers.
Jo lives in Clapham Park and has been a trustee at Carers' Hub since 2022. She was previously a governor at George Eliot School in Camden. Jo works for a communications consultancy as Director of Strategy and Operations, where she is responsible for overseeing all aspects of HR and training and development as well as supporting the organisation with new business proposals, event management and marketing activity.