Who we are

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.

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 Treasurer of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.


Sarah Cutler Trustee

Sarah joined the Trust in October 2021. She is works on issues of social change, migration, equality, gender and access to justice in the UK. Sarah has a background in policy, public affairs and research and has had a number of roles in the voluntary and statutory sector, including at Refugee Council, Bail for Immigration Detainees, HM Inspectorate of Prisons, The Law Society and Greater London Authority. She is a freelance consultant working with a number of trusts and foundations on programmes, strategy and learning, including Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Migration Exchange at Global Dialogue and Unbound Philanthropy.

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.

Fran Box Grants Assistant

Fran joined Triangle Trust in 2022 as the Grants Assistant. Alongside working for Triangle Trust Fran is the Project Manager for TastEd, a small food education charity. Fran has spent her career supporting and delivering projects in the not-for-profit sector.