Our trustees

Our trustees

Our Board of Trustees is made up from volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds that help govern the charity, including three from our steering board UK Youth Voice.

Lady Anne Stoneham MBE has been our chair since 2014, and been on the board since 1988.

Anne Stoneham MBE: Chair of UK Youth

Anne has had over 30 years non-executive experience in the voluntary and third sector as Chair, board member and school governor, with organisations that have reflected her long-standing passion for helping advance the lives of young people whether through programmes, activities and education in its broadest sense, as well as the provision of scholarships.  She has served on the board of UK Youth since 1988 and has been Chair since March 2014. In 2012 she was awarded an MBE for her services to young people.

She has also since 2018 been appointed as a non-executive director of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust and Chair of their Assurance, Risk and Compliance Committee, and become a trustee of The Challenge Hub, an organisation championing life-long learning by helping people to transition from work into a meaningful retirement, through volunteering amongst other things.

Formerly Anne was an experienced senior lecturer in the Faculty of Business and Law at the University of Portsmouth, specialising in Company Law and Corporate Governance. She was also the Business Services Leader for Business Law and Corporate Governance with responsibility for helping to build the Faculty’s engagement with the wider business community, with a particular focus on director development and executive education for small and medium sized enterprises.

Previously, she had been in practice with Coward Chance (now Clifford Chance) as a corporate and commercial litigation solicitor.

Mark Wakefield: Chair of the Finance Committee

Mark Wakefield is the Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs Manager for IBM UK.

Before joining IBM, he spent 12 years as a face-to-face youth worker and 10 years managing youth provision and community education delivery, working in some of London’s most disadvantaged areas. He has a longstanding interest in, and practical experience of using, IT to assist young people to develop digital skills. In 1996 he became Chief Executive of the London Union of Youth Clubs, later merging this 100+ year old organisation with the London Federation of Clubs for Young People to form ‘London Youth’.

Mark maintains his youth work interests: in addition to his role as a Trustee of UK Youth he is also a Trustee of the Avenues Youth Project in Paddington.

Duncan MacIntyre: Director and UK Youth Trustee

Duncan MacIntyre joined Lombard Odier in January 2016 as Chief Executive Officer of Lombard Odier’s Private Client business in the UK.

Prior to his role in Lombard Odier, he founded and was a global head of Coutts Private Office managing UHNW clients across the world (UK, Switzerland, Monaco, Russia, Middle East and Asia). Duncan has over 25 years of experience in Private Wealth Management, including 8 years with JP Morgan.

Duncan holds a BA in Latin American studies as well as a Master’s degree in Anthropology and Economics.  He also participated in the Harvard Business School Executive Education programme.

Duncan is a Chartered Fellow of the Securities and Investment Institute (CISI) and is Director and Trustee of UK Youth.

Graeme Swan: UK Youth Trustee

Graeme has over 25 years’ experience in Consulting and is currently the Lead Partner in UK&I Advisory for Managed Services at EY.  Previously, he was responsible for leading the IT consulting business for Government and was client partner for the Home Office and Criminal Justice. He has also led a number of large-scale engagements in the Financial Services sector for many of the major high street banks.

Prior to joining Ernst & Young in 2005, Graeme was with Accenture for 11 years, providing Consultancy Services mainly for large scale delivery programmes in Financial Services and Public Sector. He has spent time working in South Africa and the US.

Aaron D’Souza: UK Youth Trustee

Aaron is Business Manager at Global Markets Consultants (GMC), a management consulting firm in the City of London.

Previously, Aaron worked for an MP in UK Parliament and has advised charities in policy, public affairs and finance roles. In 2012, he acted as a Deputy Field Organiser in Florida helping re-elect President Obama. He has subsequently run successful campaigns to get independent candidates elected to the City of London Corporation, including an Alderman.

Aaron has raising funds for charity by completing Cancer Research UK’s Shine Night Walk Marathon, London Marathon and Three Peaks (three tallest mountains in UK).  In 2018, he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro with a PwC team, raising over £5,000 for UK Youth.

Having joined UK Youth as a Trustee in 2016, Aaron also sits on the Impact and Performance and Finance Committees and, after UK Youth’s merger with Ambition in September 2017, the Ambition Board.

Rebecca McCartney: UK Youth Trustee

Rebecca is an Investment Director at Big Society Capital. She explores how social investment can help charities and social enterprises to improve lives in the UK, with a particular focus on supporting solutions in disadvantaged communities.

Prior to joining Big Society Capital, Rebecca held a number of policy and commercial roles in the charity sector and across the UK government, including at the Departments for Work and Pensions, and Communities and Local Government.

Having benefited as a young person from similar programmes to those UK Youth supports, she is passionate about young people accessing opportunities to maximise their life chances irrespective of their background.

Matthew Price: UK Youth Trustee, Income Generation Committee

Matt has worked in financial services for over 20 years and specialises in leading large transformation programmes and managing significant-sized teams in multi-regional structures. He is Managing Director at Holley Holland Consulting and has previously held senior positions at RBS, Deutsche Bank and PWC in a variety of change-related roles.

Matt became involved in UK Youth in June 2014, when he attended the Gala Dinner as a guest of Graeme Swan. Following this, he joined the Annual Gala Dinner organising committee and subsequently became a Trustee in 2016.  Matt is involved in income generation activities and is a member of the 100 Club Committee, focused on building a broader supporter base for UK Youth.  Matt has two sons, Charlie and Freddie, who have both been involved in supporting Matt with fundraising activities including karting with Nigel Mansell and cycling from London to Paris.

Iain McDougall: UK Youth Trustee, Governance Committee

Iain has 20 years’ experience in the technology industry, with a particular focus on helping businesses and governments deliver better outcomes through the use of technology. He is currently the Country Manager for Stripe in the UK. He has previously held senior positions in
firms including Google, IBM and Cisco.

Iain is passionate about making a difference in the youth sector. He has been involved with numerous sector organisations in Australia and the UK including, The Smith Family, Youth off the Streets, The Sydney Children’s Hospital and Fitzrovia Youth in Action. Iain joined UK Youth in November 2016 and is a member of the Governance committee. He is a native Australian and resides in London with his wife and two daughters. Along with other trustees, he will cycling to Paris from London in 2017 in support of UK Youth.

Chris Hindley: UK Youth Trustee

Chris is Chief Executive of the Youth Federation, a group of charities and trading companies that deliver programmes that support Cheshire and Warrington’s young people.

The Youth Federation is a regional charity that delivers employability, educational, engagement and infrastructure services to young people and youth groups in Cheshire, Halton, Warrington and the Wirral. It reaches 5,000 young people directly each year and tens of thousands of young people through the work of its Member Groups.

Chris has worked in the charity sector for 20 years, supporting a broad range of beneficiaries: ex-offenders with NACRO; families who find themselves homeless at the West Lancs Crisis Centre; communities through NACAB and young people in care during his time at the National Youth Advocacy Service.  He joined the Youth Federation in 2009. More recently he led the implementation team that created the Fermain Academy, Macclesfield. Incorporating a £1.7 million build programme, the school opened in September of 2015 and continues to be heavily over-subscribed.

As well as being a trustee of UK Youth and a member of our Finance Committee, he is a Member of the Trust Board of the Fermain Academy and serves on the Board of the Local Enterprise Partnership that oversees a £1billion investment programme and is central to delivering the region’s ambitions to become a £50 billion economy.

Wayne Bulpitt: UK Youth Trustee

Wayne founded Active Group Limited in 2002 after careers with NatWest and CIBC. Under his leadership, Active is an innovative provider of practical and professional support services such as compliance, corporate secretarial and management services to the finance sector. He is also a director of several investment management businesses and funds.

Wayne has over 35 years of experience of business leadership in banking and investment administration services. He also has 20 years’ experience of non-formal education, being at the centre of The Scout Association’s strategic leadership, coupled with his direct experience of more traditional youth work in the successful restructuring of Guernsey’s youth offer, founding The Youth Commission of Guernsey & Alderney. Wayne is presently Chair of The Diana Award.

Wayne was awarded the CBE in 2017 for his services to the Scout Movement.

Ben Jessup: UK Youth Trustee

Ben works as part of Sport England’s External Affairs team to champion the organisation’s work in grassroots sport and physical activity across Westminster and Whitehall.

Previously Policy Adviser for the Sport and Recreation Alliance, he led their policy, influencing and advocacy work acround public health, mental health and helping more children and young people to be active, having started his career in sport within Higher Education, working to make university sport more inclusive for unengaged and inactive students.

He is passionate about amplifying youth voice, empowering young people to drive change and championing the power of sport, and spends much of his spare time voluntering and playing lacrosse or netball.

Alex Edge: UK Youth Trustee

Alex is the Private Secretary for the Director of the Wellcome Trust and specifically works to improve communications and strategy across the organisation and externally. Prior to this he has worked for a development programme in Bangladesh and also managed a national non-profit media organisation in the UK. He has an academic background in Geography and International Development with specific in interest in Corporate Social Responsibility and has been involved in informal Youth Work for many years.

Kamara Bennett: UK Youth Trustee

Kamara is a Computer Science and English Language graduate from Aston University.  She is currently working as a Graduate Developer at BBC Design & Engineering.  She is a diligent, goal-oriented individual with a strong ability to think logically and laterally.

Daniel Chan: UK Youth Trustee and Honorary Treasurer

Daniel is a Senior Manager at PwC, providing audit and specialist assurance services, with a particular focus on working with the central government and not for profit clients. He is a member of the PwC Charities Management Board and leads the Charities Award as part of the annual PwC Building Public Trust Awards.

Daniel is a Chartered Accountant and holds the ICAEW Diploma in Charity Accounting. He is also a Chartered Manager and has a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Management.

In addition, Daniel is a Sponsor Governor at Harris Academy Peckham and a steering group member of the PwC Foundation.