Advisors & pro bono support


We have a great network of trusted advisors who lend their expertise to help guide our work. We are grateful for their support.

Andy Cooke, CEO, Centre for Social Justice

Andy is the Chief Executive of the Centre of Social Justice. Before this, he co-founded and led an award-winning charity working with disadvantaged and excluded young people across the Midlands. Andy’s experience in and passion for the voluntary sector has led him to be a Trustee of Dallaglio Rugby Works, The Christopher Nieper Foundation and a Judge on the Queens award for Voluntary Service.

Dr. Annalisa Jenkins, Biopharmaceutical executive

Dr. Annalisa Jenkins, M.B.B.S., F.R.C.P. is a life sciences thought leader with over 25 years of experience building and financing companies pursuing cures for the most challenging diseases globally. Dr Jenkins graduated in Medicine at the University of London and received her Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians London. She trained in Cardiovascular medicine and was a research fellow at Imperial College.  Earlier in her career, Dr. Jenkins was a medical officer in the British Royal Navy during the Gulf Conflict, achieving the rank of Surgeon Lieutenant Commander. Following her relocation back to the UK, she developed a portfolio of roles spanning the public, private and charitable sectors including Genomics England, The King's Fund, British Heart Foundation and Chair of YouBelong, a leading mental health care charity. Dr. Jenkins serves as board member of several growing public and private companies including Oncimmune, AVROBIO, COMPASS Pathways, Affimed and Mereo Biopharma.

Anthony Harte, Head of Social Performance, Shell

Anthony is Head of Social Performance UK, at Shell, and leads the Social Investment and Social Performance teams to address pressing social challenges. Prior to joining Shell, Anthony spent 16 years in Investment Banking helping mobilise finance to advance social, economic and environmental outcomes. Anthony sits on a range of not-for-profit boards and has been recognised for his contributions to ESG and Diversity and Inclusion with several industry awards, including the Lord Mayor’s Heart of the City Award.

Beth Murray, Global Lead, Workplace from Meta

Beth Murray runs Workplace For Good, the global philanthropic programme from Facebook, supporting educators and nonprofits to become more collaborative and connected. She is a local land campaign community activist, Vice Chair of the Social Tech Trust, the social technology funder and advises charities on communications, change management and effective employee engagement. She is a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellow, with her research focusing on the intersection between charity and technology and has contributed to several publications on the ethics of social media. She was formerly Director of Communications and Engagement at national charity Catch22. She is a former Haymarket Media Young Professional of the Year.

Chris Thomsen, Equity Portfolio Manager, Capital Group

Chris is a global equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 25 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a bachelor’s degree in international economics from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.  He has been a board member of the Africa Foundation for the past 15 years.

Cathrine Clark, Head of Quality, Safeguarding & Programmes, Coram

Cathrine Clarke is a qualified and registered social worker and Group Head for Safeguarding at Coram Children’s charity. Her practice background is in mental health and children’s social work, with safeguarding children and adults at the heart in practitioner, educator and regulatory roles. At Coram she provides practice delivery frameworks and systems to enable optimum outcomes for children across a diverse span of services, including legal, educational, fostering and adoption, young people’s advocacy, creative therapies and co production with some direct leadership of services.

Ed Vainker, CEO , Reach Foundation

Ed is the CEO of the Reach Foundation and co-founder and Executive Principal of Reach Academy Feltham. He leads the Foundation's work in Feltham, the Reach Children's Hub and its Cradle to Career partnerships around the country. He previously worked with Teach For All on their teacher training programme and now sits on their Board. He also serves on the Advisory Board to the Children's Commissioner for England. Ed was also one of the founders of Oak National Academy, which is part of the Reach Foundation.

Elena Rosa Brow, RAND

Elena Brown is a research leader at RAND Europe in the field of early years and education. She oversees numerous research projects spanning early childhood education, school-aged children, and parenting interventions. Prior to joining RAND, Brown was a senior evaluation manager at the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) where she designed and managed the creation of a large online database of measures looking at mental health and non-academic outcomes. Previously, she worked as the lead researcher on a mixed-methods multi-site study of parenting programme implementation on behalf of the Centre for Mental Health. Prior to working in research, she was a classroom teacher. She holds an M.Ed. in psychology and education from the University of Cambridge.

Matt Whittaker, CEO, Pro Bono Economics

Matt is Chief Executive at Pro Bono Economics, a charity established by Bank of England Chief Economist Andy Haldane to help other charities measure, understand and value their impact. Prior to this, Matt had spent 11 years at the Resolution Foundation think tank, and has an extensive body of written work and media contributions covering the labour market, the tax and benefit system, housing, consumer debt, public finances, the social sector and the macroeconomy. He is a member of the Law Family Commission on Civil Society, and is a leading expert on the subject of income inequality.

Dr. Melanie Claxton, Clinical Psychologist

Dr Melanie Claxton is a Clinical Psychologist, specialising in the area of children and families.  She works as a Senior Clinical Psychologist in the NHS, an Honorary Clinical Teaching Fellow at University College London (UCL) and is the Director and founder of The Support System (providing psychology services to professionals in education, youth and mental health settings). She has worked in the area of mental health for around 18 years, and is experienced in providing psychological therapy, supervision, consultation and training.

Naomi Hulston, CEO, Catch 22

Naomi is Chief Executive of Catch 22, a charity which designs and delivers public services for communities within the UK. She has a wealth of experience within the organisation, having been there for a total of 21 years holding a total of 14 different positions, progressing from a volunteer to Chief Operating Officer in 2017 and Chief Executive in 2022.

Radhika Dubé

Appointed as a Trustee in 2018, Radhika is currently Director of Community Care for NHS England and NHS Improvement. Radhika was previously Head of Strategy and Operations for Public Health for Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea Local Authorities and before that, Head of Strategy and Service Design at the Family Nurse Partnership National Unit. She started her career in the World Health Organisation and has an academic background in Health and Demography.

Tim Hobbs, Dartington Service Design Lab

Tim is CEO for Dartington Service Design Lab, which helps to change public systems such as child welfare, emotional well-being, and primary health, so that they work more effectively and efficiently. He has spent more than two decades working with numerous public systems, charities and foundations to help shape investments and experiments designed to improve child outcomes. He is also a Visiting Professor at UCL (School of Psychology and Language Sciences) and a 2021 Fellow of Practice at the Government Outcomes Lab (Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University).

Felicity Gillespie

Education Advisor for the Department for Education as well as a Regional Advisor to the Academies Ambassadors. Previously, she had several leadership roles in the Education sector, worked at the CBI, the National Teaching Awards, the Teacher Training Agency and was the lead author for the Howard Davies review of Enterprise Education.

Development Board

Kate Storey (Chair)

Kate spent 17 years in fashion and media in the US, creating and selling her own fashion liquidation brand, Billion Dollar Babes, and consulting to IMG, The Grammy Awards and American Express as a fashion commentator and stylist. She moved to London in 2011 and has since chaired Allergy Research for the Evelina Children’s Hospital and is Chair of the Prince’s Trust’s Invest In Futures gala. Kate joined AllChild as Chair of our Development Board in 2019.

Charlotte Clark

Charlotte Clark founded INCA Productions in 1998 with Nina Ferguson after having started her career in New York. Charlotte’s speciality is luxury lifestyle, working with clients such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Cartier for over twenty years.

Anastasia Chunilal

Anastasia has been helping AllChild with various fundraising initiatives since 2018 in her role on the Development Board. Before moving to London in 2015, she lived in Hong Kong where she was on the board of The Child Development Centre, head of their Finance Committee and very active in their fundraising. She was a Director at Merrill Lynch in Investment Banking and in their International Private Client group until 2005. She holds a BS in Finance from Georgetown University.

Lydia Forte

Lydia is Group Director of Food & Beverage for Rocco Forte Hotels. She is responsible for the performance of the group’s food and beverage offerings, overseeing the overall strategy, developing new restaurant and bar concepts for the group in Italy, Germany, UK, Belgium and Russia and maintaining the quality of food and service across each hotel. In addition to being a member of the Development Board for AllChild, Lydia is also on the re-opening committee of the National Portrait Gallery and is a judge and trustee for the Gold Service Scholarship, the UK’s most prestigious Front House of award.


We also have a valuable network of businesses and organisations that offer support or advice, in different areas according to their expertise and our needs. Some are part of our formal advisory groups, some offer guidance via individuals, but we are grateful to everyone who supports our vision to close the opportunity gap for at-risk young people in West London.

Bain & Company

Bank of America

Be Shaping the Future UK


Citizens UK






The Notting Hill Fish and Meat Shop

Pinsent Masons LLP


Princess Royal

Reach Foundation

Starcom UK

Walmer Castle

Hawks Nest

together, every child and young person can flourish.