Our Treasurer: Steve Moffatt

Steve was appointed as a Trustee in November 2018.  A qualified Accountant his career covered a variety of roles in Food Retailing, Property, Financial Appraisal, Business Performance, and Investment. He retired in 2018.

During his career Steve manged specialist teams supporting business decision making in many areas including capital investments, business closures and disposals and major property transactions.  He has extensive experience of working with cross functional teams providing financial advice and support. Steve is a Fellow of Chartered Association of Certified Accountants.

Emma Short 

Emma is based at the University of Bedfordshire, and has worked in Higher Education for over 20 years. She is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS). As Director of the National Centre for Cyberstalking Research (NCCR) she is a researcher in online behaviour, and currently leading a Home Office funded project designed to improve capabilities in the police response to cyber harassment and cyberstalking. The NCCR is a multidisciplinary team investigating the methods, nature and impact of online abuse. Emma’s research has identified that the impact of sustained online threat which characterises cyberstalking, poses significant risk, with many victims reporting clinical levels of PTSD. 

Emma is also a registered Health Psychologist with the Health and Care Professionals Council and has many years’ experience of working with people to achieve change where they have concerns about their lifestyle and health.

Jean McLean

Jean was appointed Head of Mobilisation at Save the Children in May 2012. Previously she held the post of Head of Communications at the NUS from 2006 – 2012, following a number of years as its National Campaigns Organiser. She has also worked in media and campaigns for Action for ME and as Deputy Event Coordinator for Sefton Park Palm House.

Jean is a positive strategic influencer with an objective focused approach to all aspects of advocacy and audience management that has changed organisation culture and structures. She has a commitment to values of social justice and is passionate about making the world a better place.

Joanna Conlon

Joanna has worked at the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), an umbrella body of INGOs, Civil Society, Academia and Business focused on the elimination of avoidable blindness since 2010. Her role as Director of Development and Communications also includes responsibility for Membership and procurement services for the sector. Joanna has over 15 years’ experience in fundraising across disability, heritage and the arts.  Prior to joining IAPB she worked at Standard Chartered Bank developing their flagship CSR programme Seeing is Believing.

Peter Dannheisser

Peter was Head of Programme Complaints at the BBC from 1993 – 1995. Prior to this he worked for the Independent Television Authority; the Independent Broadcasting Authority; the Independent Television Commission, as Head of Programme Information, Senior Scheduling Officer & Senior Research Officer.

He was also a broadcasting consultant for UNESCO and the British Council mainly in South East Asia, as well as an Associate of Next Century Foundation (non government peace foundation). He held the post of Hon Secretary of The Media Society between 1994-2012.

As part time school inspector for many years, he had a particular interest in the whole school picture, the management aspects as well as the support of the child and views of parents and other stakeholders.

Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson originally joined Suzy Lamplugh Trust in 1993 to establish the Training Department. She resigned as Training Director in 2002 but continued to work as a Suzy Lamplugh Trust Training Consultant until 2010 and became a Trustee in 2011. Sarah is a Founder Member and Director of the Institute of Conflict Management and currently chairs the HSE’s Partnership on Work-related Violence.

Sarah has extensive links within the voluntary sector and chairs the Richmond Council for Voluntary Service as well as the South London CVS Partnership and the Creative and Supportive Trust.

Lucy Thomas

Lucy is a senior commercial manager at a major global energy company, with more than 16 years’ experience in local, regional and global roles. She has worked for business divisions related to fuels, industrial lubricants, finance products and with teams across the organisation such as Sales, Customer Service, Research & Development and Supply Chain. Lucy has had a specific focus on marketing and business development during her career, with expertise in commercial partnerships; resellers and distributors; brand management and communications; and new product development.

Shaila Mahomed 

Shaila is Head of Commissioning Projects for Youth Justice at the Ministry of Justice. She has over 15 years’ experience of working in criminal justice, which includes working for the London Borough of Lambeth as Senior Operations Manager at the Youth Offending Service and prior to that, Youth & Violent Crime Coordinator for the borough. In this role, Shaila developed and managed the council’s critical incident response process and delivered community safety projects to reduce serious violence and youth crime including commissioning the borough’s first Independent Sexual Violence Advisor service, one of London’s first gang intervention programmes and an award-winning media campaign raising awareness of sexual violence.

Shaila has also worked at the Department for Education in the South East England and South London Regional Schools Commissioner’s office and was Deputy Chair of Governors for Lambeth Alternative Education Provision between 2010 and 2013.

Advisor - Jennifer Powell

Jennifer joined the Finance Committee in 2015 as a charity finance expert to support the treasurer, other trustees and staff with specialist knowledge and experience. She spent more than 20 years working as a qualified accountant before taking a career break and is currently engaged with a number of voluntary activities.

Her accounting career covered all aspects of financial activities with a large and complicated group of charities as well as accounting for endowment fund investments and pensions schemes. Key areas of experience include financial and statutory reporting, systems implementation, data management and process improvement.