Our trustees

Richard Heaton CB
Chair of Trustees (Warden of the Great Account)


Richard Heaton has worked at senior levels in the Civil Service since 1991, having started his career as a legal adviser.  He is currently Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Justice, and race equality champion for the Civil Service. He has a strong interest in art and design and collects modern British and Indian paintings and drawings.  Richard is also passionate about the urban environment, cities, communities and the history of London. He is on the board of the campaign group aiming to bring the Royal Vauxhall Tavern into community ownership, is a Bencher of Inner Temple and an occasional visitor to the Den, and lives in north Southwark.

Richard joined the Charity’s board in 2011 and sits on our Finance & Investments Committee.  In 2014 Richard was elected Chair of Trustees.

Tim McNally
Newcomen Warden

Tim McNally lives near Borough High Street, SE1 and is a former local councillor in Southwark. He works as Chief Executive of an ICT consultancy working with trades unions and non-profit organisations, and has also been a local school governor.

Tim is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Great Britain and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Tim was elected Vice-Chair of Trustees in 2014. He is Chair of the Finance & Investments Committee and sits on the Property Committee and Community Investment Committee.

Lord Kennedy of Southwark
Rector's Warden

Roy Kennedy grew up in Newington, Southwark and attended local schools in Camberwell and Peckham. He served as deputy leader of Southwark Council and was Director of Finance of the Labour Party prior to becoming opposition spokesperson in the House of Lords on DCLG and other matters. In 2007, he was appointed Honorary Alderman by Southwark Council. Roy is also Trustee of the Mayor of Southwark’s Common Good Trust, Vice President of the Southwark Chamber of Commerce, Vice President of the Local Government Association, Director of London Mutual Credit Union, a member of Surrey County Cricket Club and a season ticket holder at Millwall FC.

Roy joined the Board in 2014 and sits on our Finance & Investments Committee and Property Committee.

Colin Jones
College Warden

Colin Jones is Chief Executive of the charity Resolution, and was previously Director of Youth and Volunteering at the London Development Agency, and Development Director of YouthNet, an online charity for 16-24 year olds. At YouthNet, Colin’s team won Fundraising Charity of the Year at the Professional Fundraising Awards and Best Charity to Work For in the Charity Times Awards.

After graduating as an industrial designer in 1990, Colin worked for RM Associates, a London design and architectural practice, as Account Director. He has lived in Southwark since 1998.

Colin joined the Board in 2009 and chairs our Community Investment Committee.

Camilla McGibbon
Bell Warden

Writer and playwright Camilla McGibbon has lived in the Borough and Bankside area for many years and is passionate about this unique place and its people. Among her many involvements in SE1, she is a member of the Bankside Residents Forum, sits in an advisory capacity on the Tate Modern Council as a voice of localism, and is past Chair of the Borough Market Trust.

Camilla joined the Board in 2010 and sits on our Finance & Investments Committee and Community Investment Committee.

Julia Tybura
Alleyn Warden

As an executive team or Board member and Trustee in a number of London, national and international charities, Julia has a strong charity background and sits on the Board of Trustees of Borough Market.  She is an active volunteer in the CIPD since 1998 and until June 2016 she was the Chair, SE London Branch and Lead Chair, CIPD London.  She is also a member of the HPMA London Academy Board, Visiting Fellow at the University of Greenwich, Visiting Lecturer at the Universities of East London and Queen Mary and Westfield University and a Fellow of the RSA. She is passionate about people management and development and their role in transforming organisations and services.

Julia is a columnist in the Health Service Journal, uses Twitter as a thought leadership and strategic networking tool, speaks/chairs at conferences on leadership, OD, career development and organisational politics.

Julia joined our Board in 2010 and chairs the Housing Committee and sits on the Property Committee. She lives in Greenwich, used to live in Bermondsey and her consultancy is based in Southwark.

Claire Treanor
Renter Warden

Claire Treanor is a planning and property professional with over 28 years’ experience. She was formerly a partner at Montagu Evans in the Planning and Development Department, where she worked for over 15 years. In April 2004 she helped established DP9, a specialist planning consultancy. The company is based at 100 Pall Mall and is widely regarded as one of central London’s leading planning practices.

She left DP9 in March 2013 and set up Treanor Consulting to widen the scope of professional planning and property advice and consultancy. Claire is a Southwark resident of 8 years and her other interests include horticulture, cycling – she helped set up the women’s cycling group pedElle to promote cycling among women in the property industry – and participating in a volunteer reading programme with primary school children.

Claire joined our board  in December 2014. She chairs the Property Committee and sits on our Housing and Finance & Investments Committees.

Nicola Steuer
Henslowe’s Warden

Nicola joined the Board in 2016 to bring expertise and strength to our community investment programme.  Working in Southwark at the School for Social Entrepreneurs, as Director of their London School, she brings a valuable strategic insight to our grant making and community investments.  Before that, Nicola was Programme Director for 3 years at the highly respected place-based grantmaking charity Cripplegate Foundation in Islington, and prior to that at the think-and-do tank New Economics Foundation.

Nicola is also a trustee of the Institute for Voluntary Action Research. She sits on the Community Investment Committee.

Stephen Burns
Hopton's Warden

Stephen Burns joined the Board in July 2016 to help bring more strategic expertise in housing management and new development to the charity.  Stephen is the Executive Director for Communities at Peabody,  one of London’s largest and oldest housing associations and charities.  He joined Peabody in 1998 and is now responsible for Peabody’s housing management and community investment. He also leads Peabody’s sheltered and supported housing provision.

Stephen’s work has been based in north Southwark since 1991. He has spent 11 years working for charities, technology companies and the welfare to work sector, and also held various voluntary and non-executive positions on Boards, including Trust for London. Stephen has become part of the Housing Committee since joining.

Rachel Findley
Thomas Cure’s Warden

Rachel is a chartered accountant and experienced management consultant and was brought onto the Board in July 2016 to strengthen our governance and skills in finance and investments.  She is Chief Operating Officer for New Philanthropy Capital, having worked for this north Southwark-based charity think tank and consultancy since 2011.   Rachel is a keen runner and finished the London Marathon in 2012 in a very respectable time.

Rachel currently sits on the Finance & Investments Committee.

Becoming a trustee

Our board of trustees  is responsible for charity’s strategic governance and comprise ten people who live or work in Southwark.  

They oversee all aspects of the community investment programmes and almshouse matters and are also responsible for the charity’s historical endowed assets made up of our property and investments.

Trustee positions are voluntary, but travel expenses can be reimbursed. The board meets every two months in Southwark. There are also quarterly meetings of the four sub-committees: Finance and Investments, Housing, Property, Community Investments.

Trustee positions are normally held for a maximum of three terms of three years each.  When vacancies arise, they are usually openly advertised locally.  For further information, please contact Martyn Craddock on 020 7089 9014.