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Meet the Board

We are run by a board of Trustees, read on for more details about who they are.


Chair - Professor James Knowles 

Professor James Knowles has recently been appointed as Vice-Chancellor of Solent University, Southampton

Sacha Rathore

Sacha works as Public Health Officer for Hounslow Council.

Howard Simmons

Howard Simmons has worked in the private, public and voluntary sectors in roles from grass roots community work to strategic management and at Board level.

Rebecca Ball

Rebecca is a project manager for the Natural History Museum, responsible for project managing the Dippy Tour.

Hiren Dhimar

Hiren is a Deputy Director, Programme Delivery (CGDU) for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and was on the Birmingham 2022 Organising Committee.     

Joanna McKelvey

Joanna is Head of Procurement & Contract Management for the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Stephanie Dominy

Stephanie is General Counsel at Staffbase, a communications software platform, and is an experienced legal and business leader.

Cllr Yvonne Johnson

Yvonne is a Labour councillor for South Acton.

Cllr Salman Shaheen

Salman is a Labour councillor and Cabinet Member for Parking, Parks & Leisure on Hounslow Council

Kevin Mahoney

Kevin is a chartered Surveyor with over 30 years experience of commercial development and asset management across Europe.

Ian Hutchinson

Ian is a senior director with extensive strategic and operational experience in all aspects of media