Our Trustees

Antonia Bance
Antonia has spent her career in charity campaigning and communications. Currently working as the TUC's head of campaigns and communications, she was previously SafeLives' director of policy and communications and has also worked for the housing charity Shelter, where she was head of campaigns.

Juliet Cockram
Juliet is the head of philanthropy at IG Advisors, through which she provides social impact strategy and management consultancy. Prior to joining IG, Juliet was a director of philanthropy services at UBS Wealth Management in the UK, and also director of the Ashmore Foundation, a corporate grant-making foundation.

Martin Coppack
Martin is head of partnerships at the Financial Conduct Authority where he leads its engagement with consumer and special interest groups as well as its consumer vulnerability and access to financial services work. He has previously worked at the Big Lottery Fund and is an Independent Commissioner for the Commission of Financial Inclusion.

Clara Govier
Clara joined the People's Postcode Lottery in 2010, leading the charities department. She currently manages 16 charitable trusts, each with its own individual board of trustees. She also develops long-term funding partnerships on behalf of People's Postcode Lottery. Prior to People's Postcode Lottery, Clara led communications for Scottish Wildlife Trust, Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Garden and Royal Zoological Society of Scotland.

Bryce Glover
Bryce is Nationwide's director of corporate affairs. He has also worked for NatWest, Alliance and Leicester and Cooperative Bank.

Graeme Hughes
Graeme is currently a group director of distribution for Nationwide and has held a variety of roles within the branch network, mortgage centres and other divisions. He joined Nationwide in 1984 as a management trainee.

Sarah Mitchell
Sarah is the chief executive of Carers' Network, a charity in London that supports unpaid carers and she is also a trustee of both Camden Federation of Private Tenants and Novus Homeshare. Previously she was head of private renting and housing development at the homelessness charity Crisis.

Tony Prestedge
Tony is Nationwide's group chief operating officer and was previously executive director group development. He previously held a number of senior executive roles at Barclays PLC. Tony is a board member of Opportunity Now.

Ben Stimson (Chair)
Ben is retail director for Waitrose, with overall responsibility for leading the company's portfolio of 350 branches and the business's e-commerce offer. Since he joined the John Lewis Partnership in 2010, Ben has held a variety of senior roles, within both Waitrose and John Lewis. Before taking up his current role, Ben was partnership registrar at John Lewis; a board level position, responsible for ensuring that the values of the partnership are upheld throughout the organisation. Ben is also a board member of the Youth Sport Trust.

John Taylor
John is the managing director of the housing services division at Mears Plc and during his career has worked predominantly with the private sector to provide new housing solutions to accommodate people in housing need. He previously ran a housing consultancy and has worked with housing associations.

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