Our People

Meet the people at the heart of what we do

Our Boards Members

Danny Payne CMGDanny Payne CMG

Danny Payne CMG

Trustee Board Chair

CEO of Foreign and Commonwealth Officer ServicesTrtu

Jane Burton

Jon ParryJon Parry

Jon Parry

Trustee Board Member

Vice President – Asda Logistics Services

Michelle Coomber

Nicola Kerr-ShawNicola Kerr-Shaw

Nicola Kerr-Shaw

Trustee Board Member

Global Co-Manager of the LEGAL Digital & IP Platform at BNP Paribas

Unette SpencerUnette Spencer

Unette Spencer

Trustee Board Member

Vice President, Enterprise Partnerships at MasterCard | Personal Development Programme Lead | Diversity and Inclusion Programme Lead

Victoria CopeVictoria Cope

Victoria Cope

Trustee Board Member

Commercial & Procurement Leadership | Corporate Strategy | Change & Transformation | World Commerce & Contracting Council Member | Keynote Speaker

Our Team

Bridget SteinerBridget Steiner

Bridget Steiner

Executive Assistant and Programme Office Management

Bridget is our amazing Executive Assistant. She leads the way on communications for our events, managing our diaries, supporting us with our technologies, confidante and so much more. It is safe to say, she is the team glue!

Gwen BoothGwen Booth

Gwen Booth

Services Engagement

Gwen looks after our wonderful mentors by onboarding them and matching them with our beneficiaries, and supporting them and their beneficiary mentees. She also provides mentor supervision.

Kirsten WarrenderKirsten Warrender

Kirsten Warrender

Marketing & Engagement Coordinator

Kirsten’s goal is to develop and execute plans and strategies, working to strengthen the service offering and viability of the organisation to become an influential leader in the charity sector. She works with the team to strategize and implement marketing, branding, and advertising plans, acting as an intermediary between creative and account teams.

Kristen ParkerKristen Parker

Kristen Parker

Futures Academy Co-ordinator (Curriculum Developer)

Kristen works with ILT teams for the creation of the Futures Academy curriculum, taking action to ensure the best learning experience for beneficiaries and mentors.

Leigh Bowman-PerksLeigh Bowman-Perks

Leigh Bowman-Perks

Founder and CEO

Leigh is the founder and CEO of the Inspiring Leadership Trust as well as a Performance Coach, Author and Motivational Speaker. Leigh mobilises inspiring leadership to support the charity’s mission and vision.

Our Steering Committee

Christina BoweChristina Bowe

Christina Bowe

Inspiring Leadership International Academy Chair

Transformational Sales & Sales Operations Leader | Leadership & Executive Coach | Enablement & L&D Leader | Emotional Intelligence & Resilience

Christina is the Chair for our Inspiring Leadership International Academy team which works to creating fundraising and friend raising opportunities for the trust,  in collaboration with our partner organisation, Inspiring Leadership International.

Karla LinnellKarla Linnell

Karla Linnell

Fundraising and Friend-raising

Senior Revenue Delivery Executive at British Airways

Karla works within our Fundraising & Friend-raising work-stream

Sukhy CheemaSukhy Cheema

Sukhy Cheema

Branding, Marketing & Communications Chair

Founder & CEO at Branding London

Sukhy is the Chair for our Branding, Marketing & Communications work-stream

Our Volunteers

Alanna ShorttAlanna Shortt

Alanna Shortt

Legal Researcher
Bethan MoyseBethan Moyse

Bethan Moyse

Inspiring Futures Academy Volunteer

Sales and Account Development Leader at American Express

Bethan work’s within our Inspiring Futures Academy works-stream to help deliver services for beneficiaries


Charlotte PageCharlotte Page

Charlotte Page

Marketing & Engagement

Former ILT Beneficiary and Health & Social Care Student

Charlotte volunteers for the Brand, Marketing & Communications work-stream, helping to improve internal and external communications

Constanza Cecchetti PeregriniConstanza Cecchetti Peregrini

Constanza Cecchetti Peregrini

Researcher & Podcaster

Law Graduate | Activist | Podcast Host

Constanza conducts research and advises the ILT, as well as heading up the Podcast work-stream

Georgiana LiskGeorgiana Lisk

Georgiana Lisk

Inspiring Leadership International Academy Volunteer

Founder & Lead Consultant at Acorn Business Consultancy LTD

Georgiana volunteers for the Inspiring Leadership International Academy work-stream, helping to create fundraising and friend raising opportunities in collaboration with our partner organisation, Inspiring Leadership International

Jordan DoveyJordan Dovey

Jordan Dovey

Liz HolmesLiz Holmes

Liz Holmes

Maya TudorMaya Tudor

Maya Tudor

Volunteer Advisor
Sarah BarlowSarah Barlow

Sarah Barlow

Academies SLAM
Susan CallanSusan Callan

Susan Callan

Fundraising & Friend-raising Volunteer

Co-founder, Systemic Macro Hedge Fund

Wendy HenryWendy Henry

Wendy Henry

Blended Learning, LMS & eLearning specialist

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