Spitalfields Crypt Trust

Trustee Profiles

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.

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.

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

Leah Johnson Director of Retail

Louisa Snow Director of Services

As Director of Services, Louisa leads our services teams in supported housing, homelessness support, training and development, and our Recovery Hostel’s Therapeutic Programme.

Louisa joined SCT after several years’ leadership in homelessness. Prior to this, Louisa completed a PhD in Forensic Psychology, focusing on suicide prevention and management of self-injury in prisons, subsequently gaining extensive experience in the field of mental health management. Despite having joined SCT in the midst of lockdown, Louisa has quickly become an indispensable part of our leadership team.

Tony Chasteauneuf Chief Executive Officer

Tony joins us after 14 years with The Salvation Army in Australia and the UK, and 12 years at Turning Tides (formerly Worthing Churches Homeless Projects).

With experience in charities across the world, Tony brings years of expertise in developing services for vulnerable people, community programmes, and leading not-for-profit enterprises.

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.

Management Team

Gary Davidge Housing First Manager

In 2010, Gary began managing SCT's homeless drop-in. He has introduced new projects to the drop-in including a pre-abstinence group, art and IT classes. He has previously worked as a carpenter and worked with refugees in Greece.

Steve Marshall Therapeutic Programme Manager

Steve has worked on homelessness and addiction for over 20 years and runs our 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.

Jessica Selkirk Training and Development Manager

Jessica joined us after working at homeless charity Single Homeless Project as a support worker. Jessica has a background in counselling and has lent her skills and experience to SCT as our Progression worker, supporting students into training and employment, before becoming the Training and Development Manager, looking after all activities at our Recovery Hub. Jessica loves travelling and has enjoyed skiing on some of the best slopes the world has to offer.

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.

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.

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