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.
Deputy Chair - Ro Osborne
Ro joined The Squad in 2018 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 as well as her knowledge of organising and running events.
Outside of her marketing work, Ro is a qualified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor, teaching fitness classes and PT to corporate client companies.
Deputy Chair - Phil Catt
Phil joined The Squad as a trustee in 2020. He works as a Commercial Manager for a national sport governing body, overseeing sponsorship and marketing initiatives for some of the organisation’s commercial partners. Phil’s early career included working closely with adults with physical disabilities before moving into fundraising and events, followed by various sports marketing agencies and other national governing bodies
Secretary - Sarah Williams
Sarah joined the Squad as a Trustee in early 2021. Sarah has worked in Central Banking for almost forty years. She brings to the Board her experience of running operations, project delivery, analytical and governance skills.
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 and was our Marketing trustee from 2013 until September 2021. She is currently transitioning to a new role as a special advisor. She has worked in marketing for 20 years and brings this commercial experience to the club.
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 joined the Squad as a trustee in 2018 and brings her fundraising and events experience to the board.
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 - Tony Dixon
Tony's early career included roles supporting children and adults with learning disabilities in educational and social care sectors. He now works in the financial services sector as a financial crime compliance specialist having gained over 10 years experience in compliance roles in the public and private sector. Tony joined The Squad in 2020.
Trustee - Ed Harrod
Ed helps out with all things IT. He works as a software engineer for a digital identity startup. As well as volunteering, he is also passionate about teaching others how to code, predominantly young people.
Trustee - Diana Iovanel
Diana joined The Squad as a trustee in early 2021, to begin her journey in operating charities. She works in investment management, having studied and worked in the UK, Sweden and Romania. She brings her analytical and organizational skills to the board, looking to understand more about learning disabilities.
Trustee - Charlotte Peck
Charlotte’s career has been focused on the disability charity sector and she currently runs a small national charity working with physically disabled young people. Charlotte brings her experience in charity leadership, strategy and operational management to the board and is passionate about supporting those of us with learning disabilities to achieve our potential.
Trustee - Peter Frost
Peter joined The Squad in May 2021. He has worked in a City law firm as a lawyer and senior leader for over 35 years and brings to the Board his legal, analytical and strategic skills. Peter has also been a disability champion for several years . He hopes to use this experience to help those with learning disabilities to achieve their potential.