Members protect the charitable and educational objectives including the ethos of the Trust. They take part in the annual and extraordinary general meetings.

Claire Baptista, ACME

Clare baptista

Claire graduated from Staffordshire University with a 2.1 in Business and Financial Economics in 1997 and is a Chartered Management Accountant.

Claire has over 18 years’ experience in the finance industry. She is a fund accountant for a global investment management company. Her responsibilities include the production of financial statements for a range of products, managements accounts, forecasts and other financial queries which involves overseeing and liaising with fund administrators, auditors, tax advisors, Investment Trust boards and company secretariat.

Stephen Howard Chappel


Stephen is acting Chairman of a property RTM (Right to Manage) Company based in East London. The RTM manages 9 blocks of privately owned flats, via a dedicated Management Company, dealing with all aspects of property management including finances and forward planning; issues resulting from changing legislation; H&S and maintenance contracts. He has vast experience in this field as he previously held the role of Finance Director of a private Surrey Estate for over 25 years.

Stephen’s professional background was in Risk Management together with hands on Operational roles covering a 33 year period. He worked for a major International Bank worldwide, including Management positions in New York and London. These roles included Senior Management of Group Trading Risk and Assistant Director of Group Audit. This was followed by a career in Consultancy managing Financial Investigation projects in several large Investment Banks both in European Cities and London.

Susan Jackson

Susan Jackson

Sue has been immersed in Education for more than 40 years. She was a successful Headteacher in the London Borough of Sutton for 14 years. This included opening a new Primary School in the borough. She then worked for the Local Authority as the Head of the Virtual School for Children Looked After by the LB of Sutton for 5 years. Sue has been a School Governor for 11 years and is currently Chair of Governors of a large Infant School. In July 2018, she completed the National College for Teaching and Leadership Chairs’ Development Programme, a year long qualification.

Paul Brione

Paul Brione

Paul Brione was a community governor at Cheam Common Infants from 2011 to 2019 and co-chair of governors there from 2015.
He is an experienced public policy official, having worked in the Department for Business, HM Treasury and Parliament. He is currently head of international policy and strategy at the Bank of England, where he has also led the supervision of several systemic financial firms, including oversight and challenge of their risk and governance functions.

Ray Donovan, MBE

Ray Donovan

Ray and his wife Vi have become prolific campaigners for restorative justice, giving talks in prisons, schools, probation services, Youth Offending teams and youth clubs across the UK and abroad. They also take part in face to face meetings with gang members and run workshops on the benefits of restorative justice for victims. Ray and Vi’s own charity, the Chris Donovan Trust, was established in memory of their son, and aims to educate prisoners and young people on the impact of violent crime. In 2018 they were awarded MBEs for Services to Restorative Justice.