Trustees and Executives

Board of Trustees

Terry Duddy

Terry Duddy

  • Chairman
  • Joined September 2014

Chief Executive of Home Retail Group Plc until March 2014. He is Senior Independent Director of both Debenhams plc and Hammerson plc, and a Non-Executive Director of Majid Al Futtaim Properties LLC.

Sally Hopson

Sally Hopson MBE

  • Chair of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee
  • Joined November 2014

Sally who has worked in retail for most of her career, joined Pets at Home in December 2008 from Asda where she held a number of senior roles. Her last role was as CEO for the Vets4Pets group to April 2018. Sally is a non-executive director for Jardiland, a French garden centre chain. A four year period as a commissioner on The Women in Work Commission and the Learning and Skills Council was recognised with an MBE awarded in 2006.

Nigel Duxbury

Nigel Duxbury

  • Chair of the cottageHOMES and Property Committee
  • Joined July 2014
  • Property Director, A S Watson

With over 25 years of experience as a Senior Property Executive, Nigel is responsible for property across AS Watson (Health and Beauty UK) Ltd.

Richard Newman

Richard Newman

  • Chair of the Risk Audit and Finance Committee
  • Joined September 2010
  • Consultant, Simmons Gainsford Group

Richard is a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants. Until 2015, his practice Newman & Co was based in central London. In 2015, it merged with Simmons Gainsford LLP and Richard became a consultant before retiring in 2017.

Simon Ledsham

Simon Ledsham

  • Chair of the Fundraising and Marketing Committee
  • Joined October 2017
  • Director of Communities, Cancer Research UK

Simon looks after £200 million of Cancer Research UK’s income, its 600 stores and 40,000 volunteers. Prior to joining Cancer Research UK in 2000, Simon spent 12 years in the retail industry with Next and Robert Dyas.

Amanda Cox

Amanda Cox

  • Member of the Risk Audit and Finance Committee
  • Joined February 2018
  • People and Services Director, Dunelm Group plc

Retail career for almost 30 years, driven to make a difference, Women in Retail ambassador, pragmatic HR professional.

Guy Hipewell

Guy Hipwell

  • Member of the Fundraising and Marketing Committee
  • Joined October 2016
  • Ecommerce Consultant

Guy worked his way up from buying and merchandising to board level. He leads digital transformation projects throughout Europe and mentors start-ups and SMEs across numerous sectors.

Helena Feltham

Helena Feltham

  • Member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee
  • Joined May 2015
  • People Director, B&Q plc (UK and Ireland)

Helena has a long career in retail and human resource leadership. Currently People Director for B&Q and previously the HR Director at Marks & Spencer and Global HR Director for Topshop. Helena has also spent time in executive search with Odgers Berndtson, covering senior appointments across both public and private sectors. Helena is currently a Justice of the Peace and an independent advisor to the National Assembly of Wales.

Katherine Payne

Katherine Payne

  • Member of the cottageHOMES and Property Committee
  • Member of the Grants and Services Committee
  • Joined September 2010

Katherine, a Scots solicitor, was formerly Head of Charities at the Mercers’ Livery Company, responsible for specialist housing for older people and wide ranging welfare grants programmes.

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Lindsay Page

  • Member of the Risk Audit and Finance Committee
  • Joined September 2014
  • Chief Operating Officer, Ted Baker PLC

Involved in Ted Baker for some 25 years, Lindsay initially advised on the raising of private equity to finance the start of the business while as a corporate finance partner at Binder Hamlyn in 1990.

Maria Thompson

Maria Thompson

  • Member of the Fundraising and Marketing Committee
  • Joined February 2018

Recently the Group Commercial Supply Chain Director at Sainsbury’s and Argos. Maria’s retail career began at Associated British Foods before moving to Boots and subsequently becoming an Operating Board Director at Home Retail Group.

David Kaye

David Kaye

  • Company Secretary
  • Joined May 2013

David is a Partner at Harper Macleod, specialising in Franchising and Business Law. He is Company Secretary for multiple companies.

Executives

Richard Boland

Richard Boland

  • Chief Executive
  • Joined November 2012

Retail career spanning 40 years, 25 years as CEO/MD in PLC/private enterprises.

Clive Warner

Clive Warner

  • Chief Finance Officer
  • Joined December 2013

Chartered Accountant with a senior finance career for over 40 years in the retail and leisure sectors.

Kathy MacIntyre

Kathy MacIntyre

  • Director of Supported Living Services
  • Joined February 2008

Overseeing the management of services on cottageHOMES Estates. Manager of social care services for 27 years, both in public and charity sectors.

Jonathan Brown

Jonathan Brown

  • Director of People and Wellbeing Services
  • Joined November 2015

40 years of experience in retail including 20 years as HR Director in major PLCs.

Geoff Kershaw

Geoff Kershaw

  • Interim Commercial Director
  • Joined January 2018

20 years of retail experience, latterly Managing Director at Thorntons Retail Division.

Amy

Amy Prendergast

  • Head of Vocational and Career Development
  • Joined January 2014
  • Member of the Grants and Services Committee

Joined retailTRUST after graduating and holding numerous voluntary roles across the not-for-profit sector.

Place holder

Neil Duffy

  • Interim Head of Fundraising
  • Joined June 2014

A wealth of experience in retail operations spanning 32 years.

Place holder

Ola Ogunmoyela

  • Financial Controller
  • Joined March 2018

Accounting career across automotive financial services, education and humanitarian industries.

Pirra Elford

Pirra Elford

  • Head of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Joined June 2016

More than 15 years of IT experience, including university and government roles.