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Our Team

Board Members

Sir Stuart Etherington

Role: Chair of the Board and on the Governance Group and Nominations and Remuneration Committee and  - read more about Sir Stuart

Nicola Pollock

Role: Senior Independent Director, Quadrennial Review Lead and Governance Review Group
read more about Nicola

Stephen Howard

Role: Non-Executive Director, Nominations and Remuneration Committee Chair and Quadrennial Review Team - read more about Stephen

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Ian Hughes
(NLCF Appointee)

Role: Non-Executive Director and Governance Review Group - read more about Ian

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Jo Fox 
(Government Appointee)

Role: Non-Executive Director and Nominations and Remuneration Committee - read more about Jo

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Helen England

Role: Non-Executive Director and Link Director for the Youth Futures Foundation - read more about Helen

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Kevin Davis

Role: Non-Executive Director and Link Director for Access - read more about Kevin

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Vicki Thornton

Role: Non-Executive Director and Link Director for Big Society Capital - read more about Vicki

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Andrew Rose

Role: Non-Executive Director - read more about Andrew

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David Lindsell

Role: Non-Executive Director and Link Director for Fair4All Finance  - read more about David

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Robert Bell

Role: Non-Executive Director  - read more about Robert

Alastair Ballantyne

Role: Alastair is the Chief Executive Officer and Company Secretary.


In this role he is responsible for supporting the Board to deliver the operations of the company including its strategic development.


He is currently the only Oversight Trust employee.

Other Support
Claire Goodridge

Role: Virtual Assistant to Alastair Ballantyne.

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Arman Alan Ali

Role: Communications Advisor - Alan is an award-winning freelance who combines extensive experience of the charitable and public sectors. His clients have included the Mayor of London, several London boroughs, as well as charities such as the London Emergencies Trust, the Camden Society, the Migrants’ Rights Network, the AIRE Centre, the Latin American Women’s Rights Service, Plan UK, the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, and Women for Women International.

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