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.

Hindpal Singh Bhui Trustee

Hindpal is an Inspection Team Leader at HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) and Visiting Law Professor at the Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford. Hindpal has advised and trained prison staff and monitors in many countries around the world, and is an expert inspector for the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT), part of the Council of Europe. He was made an OBE for leading the development of new methods for prison and immigration detention oversight during the COVID-19 pandemic. He was formerly a probation officer and editor of the Probation Journal for ten years. He has published numerous articles and chapters on prisons, probation, foreign prisoners and immigration detention and an edited book on Race and Criminal Justice (Sage Publications). His book, ‘What Are Prisons For?’ is published in March 2024.

Clio Carpenter Trustee

Clio has experience of working for statutory and third sector services supporting and safeguarding young people who have offended or are being criminally exploited. Clio has experience of managing a large service at St Giles Trust, which provides mentoring to children and young people who are at risk of child criminal exploitation. The service was delivered by mentors who themselves had personal experiences of issues facing the client group. Therefore, Clio understands well how to run a service for this client group, and the barriers and challenges faced by organisations within the third sector. Clio currently works for the Mayor of London’s Violence Reduction Unit within their Youth Work Team. The team seeks to understand why violence happens and aims to prevent it through a public health approach.

Vic 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.

Frances Harding Grants Assistant

Frances jointed the Triangle Trust in 2023 as the Grants Assistant. She has worked in the charity sector since 2004 for organisations within the heritage and youth sectors. Before that, she worked in corporate sponsorship and events, and cooking schools both in the UK and overseas.