Our Board of Trustees

Susan Kinnaird - Chair

Susan Kinnaird has over thirty years of business leadership and sales and marketing experience gained at board level.

Through a variety of senior executive, non-executive and consulting roles, she has worked for and with some of the world’s best known international brands and companies such as BP Chemicals, ICI Dulux paints and Electrolux. Additionally, Susan has experience of private equity funding, as well as public sector and not-for-profit organisations. Susan’s background is strongly commercial, and her main interest is working with CEO’s and boards to drive customer centric culture change and improve business performance.

Susan has recently stepped back from pursuing a full-time career, and is now focussing on a small number of non-executive and trustee roles, as well as continuing interests and progressing academic study in the area of natural medicine.

 

Sarah Thewlis - Vice Chair

Sarah Thewlis is Managing Director of Thewlis Graham associates, an international boutique executive search firm.
 
Before  that, Sarah was Chief Executive of both Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Along with her work for Phoenix Futures, Sarah is a Board member of the Recruitment and Employment confederation.

 

Gordon Statham

Gordon Statham joined the Board in March 2008 and is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 30 years’ experience of advising clients on tax and financial matters.

He spent 20 years as a partner with PriceWaterHouseCoopers in Birmingham where he held a number of senior management positions. He retired from the firm in June 2007. Gordon aims to use his experience to help its financial planning and future strategy.

 

Mike Ewart

Mike Ewart retired as Chief Executive of the Scottish Prison Service in November 2009 and is now Director of the Scottish International Education Trust.

Before joining the prison service he was Chief Executive of the Scottish Court Service and subsequently Head of the Education Department in the Scottish Government. Mike is also a Trustee and Board Member of Scottish Ballet, and a lay member of the of Judicial Appointments Board of Scotland.

 

Dr Karim Zafar Dar

Dr Karim Zafar Dar is a Consultant Psychiatrist in Addictions in London with more than 10 years’ experience.

His special interests are in service delivery, quality improvement and special populations.

 

Sue Ellenby

Sue Ellenby has had an extensive career in affordable housing.

Sue has worked at a senior level for several housing associations as well as the London Housing Federation, SHAC (now Shelter) and the Housing Corporation.

 

James Cook

James Cook is a Chartered Accountant with significant financial and general management experience.

James has operated at PLC main board level in multinational companies and as an owner/founder in smaller enterprises. He was a Trustee and Treasurer with Foundation66.

 

Anne Hooper

Anne Hooper is Chief Executive at Trinity Hospice in London.

Before joining Trinity, Anne was a Director at City Roads for 12 years and has over 15 years’ experience in the commercial sector. Anne was also Vice Chair of the Standing Conference on drug abuse and a member of the Management Committee of Rugby House from 2000 until its merger into Foundation66 in 2009.

 

Annie Bartlett

Annie Bartlett is Professor of Offender Health Care at St George’s, University of London. She holds an Honorary Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist contract in CNWL Foundation Trust.

She was employed as a NHS Consultant in Forensic Psychiatry for 21 years and has worked in the community and in open, low secure and medium secure hospital settings as well as in HMP/YOI Holloway. She is Clinical Director for the Health in Justice Programme NHS England (London) and was Clinical Director of Offender Care in CNWL Foundation Trust 2010-2016.

 

Dorothy Brown

Dorothy Brown is the Director of Personal Tax Operations at HMRC, and is responsible for 17,000 people who deliver all the operational activity for the UK’s 40 million taxpayers.

A Civil Servant, Dorothy started her career in the Lord Chancellor’s department where she held a number of roles in both civil and criminal courts. She later moved into the Human Resources profession where she held senior roles within the Ministry of Justice and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.

 

Emmy Labovitch

Emmy Labovitch is a financial services specialist with a particular interest in promoting transparency in investment management.

Emmy has lived and worked in the USA, France, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. She was educated at Oxford and Harvard universities and has a MBA from INSEAD.

 

Iain McGourty

Iain McGourty hasa background in finance with executive experience across a range of businesses.

He has significant international M&A experience. Iain has been a trustee of Trinity Hospice for nine years.

Phoenix Futures is a registered charity in England and Wales (No 284880) and in Scotland (No SCO39008); Company Limited by Guarantee Number 1626869; Registered Tenant Services Authority Number H3795