Our Board of Trustees
Jude has an extensive background in working to support children, young people and their families, both in the UK and abroad. She is the Chief Executive of Literacy Pirates, a charity committed to supporting children to reach their full potential by building their confidence and literacy skills. Previously, Jude led a youth-focused international development charity.
Jude is a long-standing north London resident.
Ignacio works for Adobe, as Senior Technical Account Manager. He has previously volunteered for charities in Spain, Ecuador and India, supporting families and young people
facing multiple challenges. He brings a wealth of digital and business expertise to our work, and is a former Camden resident. Ignacio was supported to take up the post by BoardLead, an organisation committed to opening doors for first time trustees. They offer training, mentoring and group support for all of the candidates they place in UK charities.
Rob Broad (Treasurer)
Rob is Group Finance Director at International Metals Industries Ltd, a manufacturing company. He has previously held senior positions in asset management, financial planning and corporate reporting and audit. He has a degree in European Law. Rob joined the Winch in October 2016
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. Sue lives locally to the Winch.
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. Ann is a resident of Camden.
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.
Alex is a corporate culture consultant at AVS Consulting Ltd. She is also the UK Ambassador for the International Community of Chief Operating Officers. Previously Alex was Co-Head of EMEA Conduct at BNP Paribas and a 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 Data Protection Officer at the BBC. She is also a Non-Executive Director of the Manchester Institute of Health and Performance Limited. Erin was Principal In-House Solicitor at Sports England, where she worked on a number of large capital projects, including the Olympic Park and Wembley. She previously worked as Solicitor for the Big Lottery Fund. Erin has volunteered as Governor at South Harringay 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.