Karen Drury Chair
Karen joined the Triangle Trust in 2016. Initially in theatre, halls management, arts development, Karen then went into PR, finally specialising in internal communication. She is a qualified executive coach, working with a variety of global and national organisations. Karen has a Masters in Organisational Behaviour from Birkbeck, and an honours degree in English from Leeds and hopes to make up the set with a doctorate at some stage. She has been a Trustee for more than ten years for a variety of charitable organisations. Karen was appointed as Chair in March 2020.
Alison Hope Vice Chair
Alison has been a member of the Triangle Trust Board of Trustees since 2015. Alison is an independent fundraising consultant with over 20 years of experience of the voluntary sector, working across a range of sectors with charities of all sizes. Prior to becoming an independent consultant, Alison worked with FTSE 100 companies in the field of corporate social responsibility at the International Business Leaders Forum, as a major gift fundraiser at the University of Bristol and she was Head of Fundraising at the University of Gloucestershire. Alison was appointed as Vice-Chair in March 2020.
Dr James Anderson Trustee
James joined the Triangle Trust Board of Trustees in 2012. He qualified in Medicine in 1976 and was a hospital physician for ten years before training in psychiatry and then forensic psychiatry. James teaches forensic psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, London. He is a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Practitioner Health Programme, a service for doctors and dentists with addictions and mental health problems. James is also an Honorary Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist at The Bracton Centre, Oxleas Foundation Mental Health Trust, a service for mentally disordered offenders.
Julian Weinberg Trustee
Julian joined the Triangle Trust as a Trustee in 2014. He is a solicitor and Higher Court Advocate, having practised in the field of criminal law for nearly 30 years. He is currently a Consultant to a niche criminal law firm in Central London. He has been involved in professional regulation for several years sitting as a Chair of a number of professional regulatory fitness to practice panels. He is also Chair of a local education authority Admission and Exclusion Panel and an Independent Costs Assessor for the Legal Aid Agency. In addition, he sits as a trustee for a number of charities in the criminal justice field.
Doreen Foster Trustee
Doreen is Director of Warwick Arts Centre in Coventry, one of the largest multi art form venues in the UK and situated at the heart of the University of Warwick campus. The Arts Centre serves the general public, students and University staff. Doreen is former deputy director of Black Cultural Archives, the country’s only building based archive dedicated to holding, documenting and revealing stories/evidence of black presence in Britain. She is also former chief executive of Bernie Grant Arts Centre in Tottenham and has held roles at the Arts Council, the Prince’s Trust and in regeneration projects. Doreen is a 2005/06 Clore Fellow and Associate. She sits on the boards of Clean Break Theatre and Heart of Glass (Creative People and Places in St Helens).
David Loudon Trustee
David was appointed as a Trustee in March 2020. He is a Chartered Fellow of The Institute for Securities and Investment and a business manager with over 40 years’ experience in the financial services sector. Formerly the Chief Executive of Quilter Cheviot Investment Management, he is a non executive director and trustee of a number of organisations in the financial, educational and care sectors and is a member of the investment committee for The Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
Jim Marshall Trustee
Jim was appointed as a Trustee in April 2020. A Chartered Accountant, Jim has recently retired as Senior Vice President of Global Tax of Pearson plc, the world’s leading learning company. Prior to Pearson, Jim held a number of senior roles in tax in the UK and US, working at Diageo and Cadbury, where he was also Group Tax Director. Jim also acted as a pension Trustee and was a member of the Finance Leadership Group at both Pearson and Cadbury. He was Treasurer and Trustee of Magic Bus UK, a charity working with children in South East Asia using sport to harness each child’s love of play to teach important life lessons that will, in both the long and short term, help them move out of poverty. Jim is also a Governor and Chair of the Finance, Resources and Planning Committee of South Thames College Group in South London, having previously held the same role with Richmond upon Thames College, and is a Trustee and Honorary Treasure of the Motor Neurone Disease Association
Victoria Southwell Director
Victoria joined as Director in 2019. She has worked in the charity sector since 1994 and held a number of roles within the young people and HIV sectors. In 2001 she joined Comic Relief’s grant team and led work there focused on young people, refugees and asylum seekers and mental health and designed their very first sport for development funding programme. After leaving Comic Relief in 2016 Victoria went on to become Director of Magic Bus UK, a leading international sport for development charity working with children from some of the poorest communities across India. She joined Triangle Trust with a remit to take the Trust forward with its grant making and help clearly identify the ways that funding supports grantees to achieve their aims. Outside of work Victoria is a school Governor and enjoys tennis, living by the sea and playing cards.
Annie Corpe Grants Assistant
Annie joined the Triangle Trust in January 2020 to provide back office support for the Trustees and Director, managing finances, grantee accounts and social media. A diverse career in office management, spanning insurance and building industries, international development, and local government, provided her with a broad spectrum of business skills, specialising in finance and HR management. She spent nine years as Practice Manager for a GP surgery in Sussex, successfully doubling business turnover, before returning to the third sector in Brighton. Annie side hustles as a fun loving Swing Dance teacher and event organiser in Brighton.