Who we are

Trustees

Michael Bennett (Chairperson)

For many years Michael was a partner in City law firm Charles Russell LLP specialising in commercial real estate. Now retired, he is a director of Saltdean Lido CIC, a community interest company working to secure the refurbishment of the grade 2* listed lido.

His outside interests include reading, food and drink, travel and watching cricket and rugby.

Michael joined the Foundation in 2010.

Reverend David Ingall

David Ingall is the Rector of St. Sepulchre-without-Newgate, in the City of London. He came to St. Sepulchre's in September 2013 and by virtue of his appointment became a Foundation Governor at the same time.

In addition to activities associated with the church, David is also interested in most sports, history (his first degree), reading and anything old (including St. Sepulchre's).

John Tickle

John is Chairman of the Investment & Finance Committee and member of the Strategy Committee. John retired as Head of Institutional Investment for one of Europ's leading financial institutions after a career in fund management and business finance.

John joined the Foundation in 2006.

Mark Jessett

Mark has long-standing connections with Camden and was originally appointed to represent the borough. His career has included running a SME, working for large corporations and providing management consultancy. This experience gained across financial markets, technology and media industries in London.

Mark sits on the Foundation's Investment & Finance Committee and Strategy Committee. His predominant interest at RRF is helping young people acquire skills which offer them opportunities in London’s changing business landscape.

Mark joined the Foundation in 2011.

 

Charlynne Pullen

Charlynne works in research in Further Education, and is currently at the Institute for Public Policy Research. She was a Labour councillor for Caledonian Ward in Islington from 2010-14 where she chaired the Education Scrutiny Committee and contributed to Islington's Youth Employment Strategy. She was Labour's Parliamentary Candidate in Mid-Bedfordshire in 2015.

Charlynne holds degrees from the University of Oxford, the Open University, and is currently studying economics part-time at Birkbeck College.

Charlynne joined the Foundation in 2010.

Shannon Farrington

Shannon is a retired solicitor. She worked in the City, specialising in shipping, insurance and reinsurance. She was a volunteer at St. Botolph’s Aldgate, working with homeless people. Shannon is a keen supporter of Christ’s Hospital, which has historic links to Richard Reeve’s Foundation.

Shannon joined the Foundation in 2011.

Sylvan Dewing

Sylvan is currently Assistant Principal of the Faculty of Care, Learning and Professional Skills at Hackney Community College. He is a qualified teacher with extensive experience in the further education sector.

Sylvan joined the Foundation in 2006.

Nigel Thomson

Nigel is a registered architect who specialises in training and consulting in the use of project planning and risk analysis software. He is a Liveryman of the City of London and served eight years as Clerk to the Trustees of the Charitable Trust of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects.

Nigel joined the Foundation in 2012.

Gerald Rothwell

Gerald is Executive Director at Quilter Cheviot Investment Management, specialising in investment management for individuals, trusts and charities. He studied at Christ's Hospital and the London School of Economics before becoming a Partner and Director at Cheviot Asset Management and Laing & Cruickshank.

Gerald joined the Foundation in 2014.

Lorna Russell

Lorna Russell is the Foundation's nominated governor from Camden Council. She is a Labour Concillor for the Fortune Green ward in Camden, and takes an active interest in educational matters in the borough and beyond. She is a political consultant at communications firm Lansons.

Lorna joined the Foundation in 2015.

Jo Emmerson

Jo Emmerson has spent her career working across a range of educational establishments on projects that improve outcomes for young people. Jo is currently the Education Works Programme Director for East London Business Alliance (ELBA), linking corporate companies with universities and schools, to raise aspirations and increase employability skills, providing a range of programmes from mentoring to corporate volunteer employability workshops.

Jo joined the Foundation in August 2016.

Michael Hudson

Michael is a solicitor in private practice in the City of London. He is a Member of the City’s Court of Common Council (by whom he is appointed as a governor). He is a governor of the City of London Freemen’s School. Michael is a member of several City organisations, including the Painter-Stainers’ livery company, City Livery Club, Guild of Freemen and four ward clubs.

Michael joined the Foundation in August 2016.

Staff

Andrew Fuller

Andrew Fuller, the Clerk to the Governors, is responsible for day-to-day administration and implementing and evaluating the strategy. He has worked predominantly in charitable and not-for-profit organisations holding various senior positions including CEO, Finance Director and Business Director. As the only member of staff, he is the first point of contact most people have with the Foundation.

Andrew joined the Foundation in January 2015.

Legal status

Richard Reeve's Foundation is a registered charity,
number 1136337 and a company limited by guarantee registered
in England and Wales, number 7226633.

Our registered address is 13 Elliott's Place, London, N1 8HX.

For more information, please read our latest Annual Report and Accounts.