Mark Jessett (Chairperson)
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.
Revd. Nick Mottershead
Nick is a self-supporting minister in the Holy Sepulchre, The National Musicians’ Church, engaging with the ethics, moral and cultural challenges of the City as well as exploring the various forms of sanctuary and offering spiritual support for those who need it. Alongside his ministry he has a full-time job as CFO and Head of Compliance for a FinTech focused on financial inclusion in the MENA region. Nick is an individual committed to personal and corporate accountability, with a passion for social justice and enabling people and communities to flourish and succeed.
Gerald is a founding Partner of Vermeer Investment Management, specialising in investment for private individuals, Trusts and Charities. He was educated at Christ’s Hospital and the London School of Economics before becoming a Director of Laing & Cruickshank and Quilter Cheviot.
Gerald became a Trustee in 2014 and is currently Vice Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Investment and Finance Committee.
Alistair is a Partner at TwentyFour Asset Management as Head of Institutional Business, managing investment relationships for a range of clients including pension schemes, banks, insurance companies and charities. He is a Liveryman of Haberdashers for which education is of prime importance and has led to his interest in its impact on young children. Alistair sits on both the Grants and Investment Committee.
His other interests revolve mostly around sport with a particular passion for cricket and rugby both of which he still plays.
Alistair joined the Foundation in 2019.
Charlotte is a Partner in London law firm Wallace LLP, specialising in corporate law with over 20 years’ experience of UK and cross border mergers and acquisitions, with a focus on the property sector.
Charlotte has an MA in Jurisprudence from Oxford University, being the first member of her family to attend university. Charlotte has a young daughter and a strong belief in the importance of education and is passionate about providing opportunities for children and young adults to improve life chances.
Charlotte joined the Foundation in 2020.
Elizabeth is a barrister and Deputy District Judge. Originally from Bradford in West Yorkshire, she now lives in the City of London and practices from chambers in the Temple. Being part of the first generation of her family to go to university, she knows the difference that education can make. She has an interest in social mobility and improving the life chances of children and young people.
Elizabeth joined the Foundation in 2018.
Ben Monaghan is a Partner in the Strategic Advisory Group at PJT Partners, based in London, focusing on clients in the energy sector globally. Ben has 27 years of financial sector experience, including 20 years at JPMorgan and two years as the Chief Financial Officer of a listed oil company. Ben has advised on numerous landmark transactions in the sector and has significant experience in M&A, equity and debt financings.
Ben is a governor of Christ’s Hospital and received an MA and a BA in Russian and French from the University of Cambridge.
Gulcin is a councillor for the Tufnell Park in the London Borough of Islington. She joined the Foundation in May 2022
Ian Seaton MBE
Ian represents the Court of Common Council which administers the affairs of the Corporation of the City of London. He was first elected in 2009. He has been a Governor of many of the schools associated with the Corporation including being Chairman of the Board of Governors of the City of London School. He is a liveryman of the Girdlers’ Company. After qualifying as a lawyer he worked for many years in the securities’ markets. He is a director of a company assisting individuals to become apprentices to Livery companies.