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Board of directors

Tanuja Pandit (Chair)
 Tanuja is a freelance consultant with interests in developing leadership and strategy for charities, environmental sustainability and wellbeing through healthy living.  

Tanuja has worked in senior leadership roles in the commercial, not-for-profit and charity sectors for nearly three decades. She started her career in finance at Ford Motor Company before moving into management consulting with Touche Ross (now Deloitte).  She returned to the corporate sector in senior treasury and general management roles at General Electric, Guinness and Diageo. Tanuja‚Äôs first not-for-profit role was as Head of Financial Policy at Monitor, the regulator for Foundation Trust Hospitals.  She later worked at the BBC where she was responsible for decision support advice on key organisation-wide efficiency programmes and senior leadership development.  Tanuja moved to the charity sector as Director of Finance and Resources and then Managing Director at the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF).  After seeing IBLF through a major restructuring she moved on to become Chief Operating Officer for Start Network, a newly formed humanitarian charity hosted by Save the Children UK.  Tanuja became a freelance consultant in 2016.

Tanuja is currently a Trustee for Girls Not Brides, an international charity committed to ending child marriage; and Chair of Scarabeus, an aerial theatre charity that encourages positive cultural and social change through its bold and imaginative theatrical performances.  Tanuja is also a Director of Partnership Brokers Association, a company that provides vocational training courses to partnership brokers worldwide and advances knowledge in this field.


Donatella Torsello, 
Vice President Business Development, Genpact.
 
Donatella Torsello has over 25 years of proven management and directorship skills within the Information Technology and Business Process Outsourcing industry. She is currently a VP business development for Genpact. Donatella has held various leadership positions and has broad and diverse
international operational experience working with customers and partners.
 
Donatella has a Bachelor Degree in Modern Languages and a Master of Art in Diplomatic Studies from Westminster University
 

Suky Skinner
Quantum V Consultancy
Suky is a highly experienced international training consultant, speaker and coach specialising in key account management, negotiation, strategic sales and team building with international sales experience spanning over 30 years across the IT industry and business services.  

Suky has been an international business coach and sales trainer for the last 20 years and has extensive experience of working with individuals and teams, harnessing individual talent and building high performing teams. Her work is characterised by energy, strong commitment to results and absolute client focus. 


Simon Hinde
London College of Communication
Simon Hinde is a journalist and academic with a background in newspapers and online digital journalism and management and director-level experience in global media businesses. He currently teaches and runs the Journalism and Publishing department at University of the Arts London.

He has worked as a reporter, feature writer and editor on various national newspapers and as editorial director of Yahoo! and AOL and diirector of online at Sky. He has an MA in Law from Oxford University and an MA in Academic Practice from University of the Arts London.


Advisors to the Board
Rose Collins is Administrator at Caxton House Community Centre. She also co-ordinates and teaches on the Lifestyle Tuesdays: Craft sessions, a project for the over 50s providing a programme of arts and crafts, and socialising. Before this she has worked for the Octopus Community Network and for the Hills Community Trust as a project co-ordinator.
 
Ruth Davey is Development Manager at the Almeida Theatre in Islington managing the theatre's corporate partnerships. Prior to this role she worked as a lone fundraiser at creative writing charity Ministry of Stories, attracting funding from trusts, companies and individual donors as well as through events. Before starting work in the arts she had a successful career organising trade exhibitions in a variety of sectors but returned to university to gain an MA in Arts Management in 2012 and transferred those skills into arts fundraising.
 
Sean McGuire is Executive Director of Influence and Partnerships at the global children's charity Plan International . Sean has a background in strategic communications and journalism , with extensive press handling expertise in international organisations and governments; humanitarianism;  and development, politics and international affairs.  A contributor to London Review of Books, Crimes of War and Reuters Books, Sean was a member of the Scarabeus board from 2014-18 and now acts as an advisor.