About us Our people Board of Trustees 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. 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. Helen Clutton Helen is a former Senior Crown Prosecutor. Throughout her 10 years with the Crown Prosecution Service, Helen prosecuted a wide variety of crimes in the Magistrates Court and Crown Court. She had a particular interest in cases of Domestic Abuse and Stalking and during her last 4 years with the service, was the dedicated prosecutor to the Specialist Domestic Abuse Court at Hammersmith. This lead to Helen taking on the role of Legal Advisor and Project Manager of the Impact Project, which champions a co-ordinated community response to Domestic Abuse. Helen joined the Board of Trustees in 2017 at a time when important developments were taking place in the law against Stalking. Helen brings experience of working closely alongside prosecutors, the Police, the Probation Service, the Court Service as well as other criminal justice and third sector organisations. 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. Sarah Jamison Sarah is a commercial lawyer with over twenty years experience in the energy sector. She has worked on international projects from strategy, tendering processes, contract negotiation and project management. Sarah now runs her own legal consultancy business with varied clients in energy, oil and gas and chemical sectors. Sarah joined Suzy Lamplugh Trust in the summer of 2017 and hopes to bring her legal knowledge to the Trust. 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 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.