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.


Annie Bartlett - Vice Chair

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.


Sheriff David Mackie

David has been a Sheriff in Scotland for 18 years and in this position regularly encounters individuals and families whose lives have been affected by addiction.

He has 15 years’ experience leading charities in Scotland in a variety of roles including Director, Trustee and Chair. He has been actively involved with both the Venture Trust and Chance for Change, and for many years Chaired the Edinburgh Branch of SASO (Scottish Association for the Study of Offenders). David is Chair of the Phoenix Scotland Board.


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.


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 has a 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 Provider of Social Housing with Homes England (H3795).