Meet Our Chair & Trustees
As a registered charity, a board of trustees governs The Squad. Together they bring a wealth of experience from different backgrounds and are responsible for the overall governance of the charity. All trustees are unpaid – they volunteer their time and expertise for free.
Chair - Hazel East
Hazel became The Squad's Chair in Spring 2016. She has a worked in a number of organisations supporting children, young people and adults with learning disabilities. In 2013 she co-founded Knots Arts, a social enterprise supporting children with autism, and has been an active trustee for The Squad since May 2012. Hazel is currently Development Manager for Synergy Theatre Project and has previously undertaken development roles across a number of small London charities. Hazel is a keen cyclist and is often seen dashing between meetings on her bike.
Deputy Chair - Mark Roe
Mark has had an eclectic career working across all three sectors. He began his career working as a project manager for a disability charity and this sparked his interest in The Squad. Mark currently works as a Compliance Officer for an investment bank.
Trustee - Nick Beaugié
Nick has been involved with the Squad since 2003, joining first as a volunteer at the Juniors Club. He's been a trustee since 2006. He is our IT guy, bringing skills from his day job as a Software Engineer for a well-known website.
Trustee - Chantal Bradford
Chantal is an ACA qualified chartered accountant with experience in Finance, Investor Relations and Strategy. She is currently working for a start up in the City and is involved in Finance and Communications at the Squad.
Trustee - Susannah Collier
Susannah has worked in the charity sector for 6 years and currently manages regional fundraising, events, development and strategy for a national cause. Susannah lives in Merton where The Squad operates and became interested in becoming a trustee as she could see first hand how The Squad was helping members of her local community.
Trustee - Anshu Mandal
Anshu's background is in financial services and she currently works for a Social Investment Intermediary where she supports a mixed portfolio of loan, grant and equity investments into charities and social enterprises. Anshu focuses on the financials at The Squad.
Trustee - Nick Morris
Nick has always had a passion for the charitable sector, being a Trustee and supporter of a number of charitable organisations, and having launched an online volunteering platform while at University which has gone on to match over 18,000 days of voluntary work between students and charities. In his ‘day-job’, Nick is a Director of a boutique strategic advisory firm which advises some of the world's leading technology companies.
Trustee - Jess Raza
Jess joined The Squad as a trustee in January 2017 and has taken up the role of Secretary, focusing on charity administration and governance. Jess works as a corporate lawyer for an environmental consultancy practice, and used to be involved in managing charity and pro bono programmes back in her home country of Australia.
Trustee - Alex Reilly
Alex is the Sport Development Coordinator for the London School of Economics. He has held trustee and board positions at Royal Holloway University of London's Students' Union and British Universities and College Sport (BUCS) respectively. Alex's key involvement is to grow and develop the strategic side of The Squad.
Trustee - Sidi Shatku
Sidi's career has mainly been focused within the financial markets. He has graduated in Economics in Milan and New York and received his Masters in Investment Management in London. His main contribution for The Squad has a finance and treasury focus.
Trustee - Charlie Bowrey (maternity leave)
Charlie volunteered at The Squad for 4 years before becoming a trustee in 2013. She has greatly enjoyed working in both capacities. She has worked in marketing for 16 years and brings this commercial experience to the club. Charlie is currently on maternity leave - we're wishing her all the best during this time away from The Squad, and look forward to her return.