Our Board of Trustees
Rob Broad (Treasurer)
Rob is Group Financial Controller at Petainer, the packaging technology company, and joined the Winch in October 2016. He has previously held senior positions in asset management, financial planning and corporate reporting and audit. He has a degree in European Law.
Dr Sue Godwin
Sue Godwin is Head of External Communications at a local school, The Hall, and has a longstanding background in Early Years, having worked as a researcher, lecturer and teacher trainer at the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge. Sue has held leadership roles in schools and has chaired several voluntary pre-school organisations in England. Sue has a PhD (Psychology & Education) in young children’s development of emotional regulation,
Hattie is an architect and urban planner. She worked as an architect in Brasilia, Washington, D.C. and London before turning to freelance journalism in 1998. She joined The Architects’ Journal (AJ) as an editor in 2006 and is currently sustainability editor. Hattie lives locally.
Ann Mason (Safeguarding Lead Trustee)
Ann Mason is Centre Manager at Whittington Park Community Association, an Islington-based charity, having previously been CEO at Art in the Park, a community arts charity in South London. Prior to her move to the Third Sector, Ann worked in the finance industry for over 20 years. She was also UK manager and director of a European IT services and leasing company, Econocom.
Debbie is Chief of Staff at Barnardo’s and has extensive experience in securing change for children in public policy. Debbie has worked as Head of Policy and Public Affairs at the National Children’s Bureau, has led Public Affairs Management at V-Inspired and the National Autistic Society, and also worked as Parliamentary Officer at Parkinson’s UK. Debbie holds a Master of Laws degree from UCL and a BA in Modern History from Oxford University. Debbie is a Camden resident.
Srabani Sen (Chair)
Following a 30-year executive career which included being the CEO of three non-profits, Srabani set up a consultancy in 2014 specialising in leadership, organisational development and senior executive coaching. She is passionate about social justice and has spent much of her career campaigning for a better deal for the most vulnerable people in the UK. Srabani has 25 years’ Board experience. As well as being chair of The Winch, she is also chair of 38 Degrees, the campaigning enablers. Srabani was awarded an OBE for her services to children and young people.
Alex is Co-Head of EMEA Conduct at BNP Paribas, and works as Senior Legal Counsel to the Bank. She co-founded the BNP Paribas Parents & Carers network, and was nominated as one of the inaugural Awesome Networks by Inclusive Networks in 2015. She was also celebrated as one of Brummels top 30 female innovators, spearheading change in the workplace in 2016. Alex lives locally, and holds a law degree from Cambridge.
Erin Stephens is the Principle In-House Solicitor at Sport England, which aims to make sure everyone feels able to take part in sport, through programmes like This Girl Can campaign and the Invictus Games. Erin has worked on a number of large capital projects, including the Olympic Park and Wembley. Erin previously worked as a Solicitor for the Big Lottery Fund. Erin is a Non-Executive Director of the Manchester Institute of Health and Performance Limited and a Governor at South Haringey School. Erin holds a Masters in Law from The College of Law, London.
Harlan is a Senior Partner of Cevian Capital, the manager of a European equity investment fund. Previously he has worked in private equity and corporate finance. A dual UK/US citizen, he has three children and has lived locally to The Winch for over twenty years.