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Our Board of Trustees set the Charity’s strategic direction, monitor the delivery of the Charity’s objectives and uphold its values and governance.

Read more about the Charity’s Trustees below.


Chair - Peter Schofield

Peter Schofield

Peter became the Permanent Secretary at the Department for Work and Pensions in January 2018.

Previously, Peter worked as Director General for Finance at DWP, Director General for Housing and Planning at the Department for Communities and Local Government and as Director of the Enterprise and Growth Unit at HM Treasury.


Vice-Chair - Mark Addison

Mark Addison

Mark joined the Department of Employment in 1978. He was the Chief Executive of the Crown Prosecution Service and held various senior positions in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, where he was Acting Permanent Secretary for a period. He was a Private Secretary at Number 10 in the 1980s.

Since leaving the Civil Service in 2006 Mark has been a Civil Service Commissioner, a Board member at the National Archives, a member of Council at the Consumers’ Association, a Public Appointments Assessor for the Commissioner for Public Appointments and a member of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments. He chaired the Nursing and Midwifery Council. He currently chairs the Board at Dorset County Hospital and the State Honours Committee.


Treasurer - Ross Campbell

Ross Campbell

Ross has spent most of his recent career in a number of senior policy, strategy and financial management roles including Director for the Public Sector at The Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales and time at HM Treasury where he was the accounting policy lead and financial reporting standard setter for the UK Central Government.

Other recent senior roles in government include being the Group Chief Accountant at the Ministry of Defence, the Director at the National Audit Office responsible for the value for money review of Defence and the Head of Commercial Assurance and Governance in Defence.


Deborah Loudon

Deborah Loudon

Deborah was the first Home Office employee to be promoted to the Senior Civil Service while working part time. She has been HR Director, Home Office; Director General Safety and Security and Director General Civilian Personnel, Ministry of Defence.

From 2008 Deborah has been Consultant and Head of Government Practice, Saxton Bampfylde (Executive Search). Deborah has advised on the appointment of CEs and Chairs across sectors and on Permanent Secretary appointments.


Selvin Brown

Selvin Brown

Selvin joined the Cabinet Office as a filing clerk in 1991. He joined the Management Board of the Health and Safety Executive as Director for Engagement and Policy in 2015.

He is passionate about the Civil Service, diversity and inclusion; as a Non-Executive Director of The Charity for Civil Servants, member of the Ministerial Communications Board, and Civil Service Deputy Race Champion.

Selvin was in the top 50 BAME UK public sector leaders (New View 50, 2017), named Civil Servant of the Year 2009, and awarded an MBE for public and voluntary service in 2009.

Selvin lives in South London with his family - Daniela and son Samuel.


Wendy Proctor

Wendy Proctor

Wendy is Head of Internal Communications and Marketing at the Ministry of Defence, leading on the delivery of employee engagement and communications, as well as providing specialist marketing expertise to drive Armed Forces recruitment.

Having entered the Civil Service in 2003, she was Director of the Client Account Team at COI and subsequently Deputy Director of the Cabinet Office Shared Communications Service (2012-2014), generating income of £3.5m across departments to cover staff and operating costs, before joining the Ministry of Defence in 2014. Prior to the Civil Service, Wendy spent over twenty years in the advertising industry, with Board experience as Global Group Account Director at Grey Advertising and as both Client Services Director and New Business Director at KHBB (Saatchi & Saatchi Group).

Wendy has also worked closely with NABS (National Advertising Benevolent Society) managing fundraising training programmes.


Mal Singh

Mel Singh

Mal took up post as Chief Finance Officer for BPDTS Ltd on 1st April 2019. The company is a Non Departmental Public Body (NDPB) of DWP which provides Tech Services to DWP. He was previously Deputy Director Finance for DWP's Digital business and held a number of similar finance roles across DWP having joined the department in 2006.

Prior to this he worked at HM Treasury and HMRC in various senior finance roles. Mal is committed to raising the diversity of talent in the Civil Service. In 2018, the Cabinet Office appointed him as SRO for Civil Service Local covering East, South East and London where a third of all civil servants work. He has been a member of Council at The Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountancy and The Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales. At HM Treasury he received a special award for services to the Finance Profession and was voted 'Boss of the Year' by PQ Magazine. 


Clara Lane

Clara Lane

Clara is a financial services conduct specialist with a range of experience across the financial services industry, from the private sector through to regulated sectors and within the regulator itself.

She spent 10 years working at the Financial Conduct Authority where she specialised in supervisory, enforcement and policy matters relating to market integrity. Her experience includes working on the trading floor within investment banks and on the investment teams of hedge funds based in London and New York. She is also a trustee of a charity which promotes performance through music, dance and drama.


James Renwick

James Renwick

James is an Executive Coach who works with leaders, groups and teams to influence and enhance their understanding, learning and behaviour.

Following a degree in psychology, James has spent 20 years in leadership roles across government, creative and charity sectors, specialising in behaviour change, marketing and brand strategy. Organisations include COI, WorldSkills London 2011, Royal Museums Greenwich and World Vision UK.

Most recently, James was responsible for the UK’s most trusted brand at Macmillan Cancer Support, where he also led a 35-strong brand and creative department.


Jo Dally

Jo Dally

Jo is currently the City Partnerships Director in BP’s Advanced Mobility Unit. Her role focuses on developing partnerships with cities and their networks to respond to new and disruptive trends in mobility. Before joining BP, Jo held various policy roles inside and outside of the Civil Service that had science, evidence and innovation at their core.

As Head of Policy at the Royal Society, Jo was responsible for policy portfolios ranging from Research Culture to the UK’s Exit from the EU. She joined the Royal Society from the Civil Service where her roles included as Deputy Director for Horizon Scanning and Emerging Technologies, Head of Innovation in the Government Office of Science, and leading on nuclear security in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. She also spent two years as Private Secretary to the Government Chief Scientific Adviser and in an earlier role was a Specialist Adviser to a Parliamentary Select Committee. Jo is also a trustee of the UK Research Integrity Office.


Matt Brook

Matt Brook

Matt is currently head of communications at the Valuation Office Agency.

He has worked in the civil service for over 20 years in various communications roles including two stints at the Home Office in the media relations team and internal communications, head of strategic communications at the Treasury and deputy head of external affairs at the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Prior to government, Matt worked in the private sector as a public relations consultant.


Holly Ellis

Holly Ellis

Holly has worked in technology roles in the public and private sector for over 20 years.

She works for Amazon Web Services, leading the UK Public Sector Solution Architecture function. Prior to this role she was the Director of Digital, Data and Technology for the Department for International Trade. She has also worked for the Home Office and Cabinet Office, leading large teams to deliver digital services.

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