Our Treasurer: Kerry Holder

Kerry joined Suzy Lamplugh Trust and was appointed as a trustee in April 2015.  She is an experienced chartered accountant, having qualified with KPMG and worked in their audit, tax and corporate finance practice over the course of her 17 year career with them.

In 2009 Kerry set up her own business, working closely alongside the management teams of businesses that are being bought or sold, using her experience of M&A transactions to guide them through the often unfamiliar process.  Kerry is a very hands on team member and quickly builds good working relationships with the teams she works with, often working closely alongside the existing Finance Director and acting as their sounding board.

Kerry is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments.


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.


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.


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 Easy 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.


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.


Kenneth Tomlin

Kenneth Tomlin is the Managing Director at Bank of New York Mellon with responsibility for the UK Institutional Investment Management business. He joined the Suzy Lamplugh Trust Members' Committee in 2006 and was appointed as a Trustee in January 2015. Kenneth has a strong commercial background and has been in the investment management industry for over 25 years.


Jennifer Reid

Jennifer has worked in the charity sector for over 15 years, a qualified ACCA, she specialises in financial and statutory reporting.  She currently leads the financial accounting team at the Church of England which has responsibility for producing charity accounts as well as company and pension schemes accounts.  She is closely involved in ensuring the accounts are compliant with UK accounting standards and has been heavily involved in a large scale software implementation.  Jennifer joined the Board of Trustees in 2015 and brings her knowledge of emerging issues and development of best practice in the sector to her role as trustee and uses her hands on experience to advise and support the Suzy Lamplugh Trust finance team.