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 (Maternity Leave) - Jess Raza
Jess joined The Squad as a trustee in January 2017, taking up up the role of Secretary; and then in January 2018, Chair. 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.
Deputy Chair - 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.
Secretary - Tracey Cunningham
Tracey has worked in the non-profit sector for a decade, with a focus on human resources and learning and development. More recently, she has been working in the field of safeguarding, and combines these skills to support The Squad as a trustee.
Trustee - Nick Beaugié
Nick has been involved with the Squad since 2003, joining first as a volunteer at what is now 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 - Charlie Bowrey
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.
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 - Ro Osborne
Ro has recently joined The Squad and has worked in marketing in the UK and the US for over 20 years. She brings her marketing and commerce experience to the team.
Trustee - Harpreet Sidki
Harpreet has broad experience within law and has spent most of her in-house career in investment management. She is currently working with a FinTech company in Canary Wharf and is our most recent addition to the Board.
Trustee - Clare Conroy
Clare has been involved in the charity sector for many years, having volunteered and worked for both large and small organisations. She has recently joined the Squad as a trustee and brings her fundraising and events experience to the board.
Trustee - Hannah Burton
Hannah came to The Squad with a passion born of her family experience of learning disabilities. She is an HR generalist with experience in the education and charity sectors; and brings her skills and knowledge to the board. Outside of work, Hannah enjoys good books, live music, and star-gazing
Trustee - Taj Singh
Taj joins The Squad as a Trustee and brings his broad experience in corporate sales and entrepreneurship to the board, with an ambition to foster the next phase of growth for The Squad. Taj joins The Squad from his own personal family experience with learning disabilities and hopes to make an impactful positive difference to the leaning disabilities community.
Trustee - Chantal De-Silva
Chantal started volunteering at The Squad's Juniors Club in 2015 and really loved it. Moving into a trustee role she is keen to bring her insights from volunteering, and work experience as an operations director, to the team,