Spitalfields Crypt Trust

Trustee Profiles

Sarah Brufal

Having been involved with SCT for some time, Sarah has witnessed first-hand the extraordinary drive and passion of an organisation dedicated to supporting people on their path to recovery.

Sarah studied law at Bristol University and following an early career at Shearman & Sterling LLP as a solicitor has held senior roles for General Electric and Siemens in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and United Arab Emirates.

David Ely

David enjoyed a 30-year career as Managing Director in investment banking. He was responsible for Operations across the globe, primarily in London and New York.

Currently a Magistrate for the London South Eastern Region, David sits in Adult, Youth and Family Courts as a chairman and sits on Appeals in the Crown Courts. He is former Chairman of the Bench, former Chair of the London Bench Chairs and assists in the training and development of magistrates.

David also volunteers with the British Red Cross and a family Contact Centre.

Andrew Enga

A solicitor working within the international capital markets group of Allen & Overy LLP in London, Andrew has experience of advising international banks and corporations on a range of financing transactions.

Previously, Andrew worked as a volunteer for a variety of organisations including the Islington Churches Cold Weather Shelter (organised by CARIS Islington), the Citizens Advice Bureau and the Free Representation Unit.

Jean-Baptiste Petard

Jean-Baptiste works for an international investment bank which advises companies in the support services and transport industry.

Corin Pilling

Corin has been involved with homelessness services for over 20 years, working across the sector and specialising in developing employment and training programmes.

Currently, he leads disability charity, Livability's, community engagement work. Corin also maintains regular involvement with an Anglican Church in King's Cross, where he's trying to learn how to be a better neighbour with others who are already good at it.

Matthew Ubogagu

Matthew is a financial professional with an expertise in investment management. He chairs the Referral Order Panels for the Youth Offending Team at Woolwich Council and sits in Adult and Family Courts as a Magistrate for the London South Eastern Region.

Matthew has many years experience in the Territorial Army and volunteers regularly with various charities including Crisis.

Philip Young Chair

Philip has been a trustee of SCT for over 10 years and Chair since January 2013. A retiree, he formerly held senior management roles in the financial services sector.

A chartered accountant and management consultant by background, since retirement he has taken on a series of non-executive and trustee roles in the voluntary and public sector.

He is currently lay member for a number of Clinical Commissioning Groups in North West London, Chair of Governors of 2 large primary schools, a non-executive on a Housing Association and trustee of a number of charities.

Raj Gill

Raj Gill joined SCT as trustee in 2018. Raj lives with his family in Guildford, works for property development and investment company, British Land, and is a member of a Salvation Army church.

Clare Williamson Trustee

Clare joined SCT in 2019. She has worked in the charity sector for the last 10 years in a variety of fundraising roles, currently working at mental health charity, Mind. She is also an avid member of Christ Church Spitalfields.

Senior Management Team

Steve Coles Chief Executive Officer

Steve leads SCT’s team and takes responsibility for strategy, operations, finance and culture.

Before joining SCT, Steve founded and ran Intentionality CIC, a social impact measurement consultancy that worked with 600 charities and social enterprises. Prior to that, he was Social Enterprise Development Manager for The Salvation Army across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Steve has an MBA from Imperial College where he researched how involvement in social enterprise can increase well-being.

He is the Chair of trustees of Justlife, a charity supporting people close to the streets, and is on the leadership team of The Salvation Army church he attends with his family in south-west London.

Daniel Hilton Director of Operations

Daniel has senior managerial responsibility for our HR, fundraising, finance, IT and communications.

He has held leadership roles for over seven years’ at both the University of the Arts London and The Prince’s Trust where he helped develop and implement strategy. Daniel has a background in recruitment and client management.

Amy Hull Director of Services

Before joining SCT, Amy worked for SHP a leading homeless charity in Central London. There she managed several Recovery Services in Camden and Islington. Prior to that Amy has worked for a variety of charities including Church Army and the Salvation Army. She has over 10 years of experience within the charity sector and frontline services.

Leah Johnson Director of Retail

Management Team

Nancy Akwani Supported Housing Manager

Nancy manages our supported housing and has worked in social care for over 20 years.

Previously she has managed the provision of care and support in a variety of settings including residential care for people with mental health problems and learning difficulties.

Jonathan Buckerfield Head of Fundraising and Communications

Jonathan joined SCT as Head of Fundraising in 2016 and has taken on responsibility for Communications and Monitoring and Evaluation over the last two years. He began his career at Big Lottery Fund giving grants to good causes, with a special focus on capital projects for children and young people.

He made the move from grant-giver to fundraiser and has previously worked for Toynbee Hall and Crisis. Jonathan has a degree in European Politics from the University of Nottingham and a Masters in Urban Regeneration from the University of Birmingham.

He is current Co-Chair of Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre.

Gary Davidge Homeless Drop-In Manager

Steve Marshall Primary Programme Manager

Steve has worked on homelessness and addiction for over 20 years and runs our therapeutic and counselling team that supports the residential rehabilitation facility.  

Previously he worked as an outreach worker for St Mungo's and has also worked for Lifeline, Seventy4 Foundation and the Mount Carmel treatment centre.

In recovery himself, he holds a degree in Psychology and a Masters in Addiction Psychology and Counselling.

He currently teaches on a Masters course, running personal development groups for trainee counsellors.

Oli Taylor Continuing Care Manager

Oli has been with SCT since 2016. Prior to joining us, he worked for five years at the Marylebone Project, London’s largest homeless hostel for women. Oli brings a great breadth of experience to SCT having worked with people facing disadvantage for over 20 years.

Andi Morgan-Brown Office Manager & Personal Assistant to CEO

Andi joined SCT in January 2019 as our new Office Manager and Personal Assistant to CEO. Prior to this, he spent just over two years doing a similar role at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. He brings more than 25 years of operations and administrative experience with him which he gained in both the corporate and charitable fields of work. He is married, with two dogs and a cat.