Chris is a Director of two UK asset managers: Maunby Investment Management Services, a Private Client firm based in Harrogate and Trefoil Capital Advisers which was formed in 2018 to advise clients who invest principally in Alternatives, especially Hedge Funds. Chris was a Partner in Culross, a thematic investor in Hedge Funds between 1999 and 2016, a period in which Culross created and managed 3 award winning funds. Prior to that, he worked for over 20 years at the United Bank of Kuwait, a Kuwaiti owned UK Regulated bank active in Asset Management, Private Banking, Islamic Finance, Real Estate and Trade Finance, serving as CEO between 1985 and 1998. He holds a BSc degree from the London School of Economics and an FCCA qualification.

Paul Regan is a retired Methodist Minister based in Newham where he has lived since 1972. He is chair of the Social Responsibility Commission of the Methodist London District.


He is a founder member of London Citizens and chair of CitizensUK. Paul is a member of the Advisory Council of the Living Wage Foundation. He also chairs the board of the East London Community Land Trust.

Elwin is the Archdeacon of West Ham, and a governor of Forest School. He has served in a number of settings as a parish priest in East London and Essex, and for some years as Chaplain to West Ham United FC.

Sammy is the Business Development Manager at London South Bank University. His work involves extensive engagement with businesses developing links to provide opportunities for young people in apprenticeships. He is responsible for supporting businesses to fully utilise their apprenticeship levy funding to meet organisational skills requirements and fill the talent pipeline. Sammy manages a small team to deliver a range of apprenticeship development activities to support clients develop and implement their apprenticeship strategies. Sammy worked at New City College (Tower Hamlets College), Croydon College and Sussex Downs College prior to his current role. He lived in the Middle East for 18 years.

Noor is a chartered accountant by profession. He is a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He brings with him wide-ranging experience of financial management having trained with Grant Thornton in London and then working with KPMG specialising in the audit of Banking, Insurance and Asset Management sectors. He has also worked with BlackRock as a technical specialist in the group’s financial reporting division. Noor is also serving as head of internal audit for Humanity First, an international disaster relief charity.”

Alex is a chartered accountant, having qualified with Deloitte in London. He is currently head of risk and control assurance at RELX group, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.

He is also a trustee at Futureversity, a young people’s education charity based in Tower hamlets.

Mahendra Savjani is a retired headteacher. He taught for 23 years in inner city London schools before taking up the headship of an all age independent faith school. He has served as a governor of a secondary school and as an executive councillor for ISA (Independent Schools Association).

Diana Hofler lives locally in Lyeton and has a background working in the charity sector, predominantly in community support services for people with disabilities such as mental health issues, learning disabilities, substance misuse and other issues with significant impact on their ability to lead a healthy, independent life. She believes strongly in the power of local, community support to make meaningful differences in people’s lives. She is currently the Director of Services with Age UK Lewisham and Southwark.

Jo is a Community Doctor working in the NHS with children and young people in East London. In her free time she also leads a music band at church, enjoys thinking about math problems, loves to doodle, and relishes time in the great outdoors.

Jeremy Fraser is a social worker at Maudsley and St Thomas’ Hosptials in south London. He was an Elected Councillor in Southwark between the years 1986-1998. He has had various roles including Leader. He has his own PR company which was established in 1998. He was ordained in 2008 by the Church of England and is currently Mission and Development Advisor to Bishop Peter. He lives in Plaistow with his partner and has two adult children who live in south London.