Our five Trustees are responsible for ensuring that the Foundation is solvent, well-run, and delivering the charitable outcomes for which it was set up. You can find out more about each of us by clicking on the pictures below:
- Josie Hinton
Josie is a qualified Social Worker with over ten years experience in the voluntary sector. She started her career working in service management roles in mental health. She is currently Capacity Building Programmes Manager at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), leading on their practical support offer for the sector. Prior to that she worked for the Association of Chairs, supporting Chairs and Vice Chairs of boards of trustees of smaller organisations to do their role effectively. Josie holds an MSc in Voluntary Sector Management from Cass Business School.
- Owain Loft
Owain is an associate chartered accountant (ACA) with over ten years’ experience and is currently Chief Financial Officer of Mayfair Casino. He began his career as an auditor with Smith & Williamson and spent several years as a financial analyst before moving into the hospitality sector. He is also a volunteer for Friendship Works, a charity that works with disadvantaged children across London. He holds an undergraduate degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Merton College, University of Oxford.
- Caroline Langdell
A qualified fundraiser, marketer and experienced grant maker, Caroline has spent over ten years working in and around the voluntary sector in roles ranging from fundraising and communications officer at a small charity to Fund Manager at Hertfordshire Community Foundation where she managed funds on behalf of local, regional and national donors including individuals, families, corporates, statutory organisations and charitable trusts, helping give away over £800k in 2017/2018.She now works as a freelance consultant and trainer, using her experience from both sides of the funding fence to provide practical and strategic support to grant making organisations, small and medium sized charities and community minded businesses.
- Ulrika Högberg
Ulrika is the Chair of the Trustees. She works at the All England Lawn Tennis Club as their Head of Community Strategy and has more than 12 years’ experience of grant making working in a variety of organisations such as: UnLtd, the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs which individuals to create positive social change in their local communities; Legacy Trust UK, an independent charity tasked with delivering £40 million in grant funding to secure a lasting cultural and sporting legacy from London 2012 across the whole of the UK; and the Wimbledon Foundation, the charity of the All England Club and The Championships. With her expertise and experience of working in an Olympic context, Ulrika has also worked for King’s College London spearheading a piece of work focused on sharing the learning from staging major events with other significant sporting and cultural events organisers and stakeholders, such as Tokyo 2020. She holds a degree in International Business Administration from Linkoping University, Sweden.
- Tanya Stevens
Tanya is a Principal Consultant and Head of the Not-For-Profit Practice at the executive search firm Society, which helps to fund The Society Foundation by donating 10% of its profits on an annual basis. She previously spent several years in charity executive search at Peridot Partners and TMP Worldwide, and prior to this worked for an internship provider placing American University students into roles across London. Tanya grew up on Long Island and studied International Relations and Journalism at Boston University, before moving to the UK. She also holds an MSc in Public Policy from University College London.