Trustees

Chair and Trustee, Lekha Klouda

Lekha Klouda was the founder Director of the Charity Retail Association, a UK voluntary organisation with a membership of over 200 charities operating retail outlets from 1999 up until her retirement. Prior to this she worked as Administrator at the Charities Advisory Trust for ten years. She spent ten years in Africa and has taught English to refugees and asylum seekers in the UK. She continues her involvement with the charitable sector as governor and is trustee of a local voluntary aided secondary school.

Neil Carrett, Trustee

Neil Carrett was formally Technical Manager at London Community Recycling Network. He is currently employed by seven London Boroughs working on a range of waste management projects.

Ian Hagg, Trustee

Ian Hagg has nearly 20 years corporate and voluntary sector experience. He has campaigned for World Vision, and developed policy for the London Chamber of Commerce and NCVO. He was previously Associate Partner at Luther Pendragon, headed the public affairs practice at Consolidated Communications, and has led Corporate Social Responsibility at major corporations. He has been on TRAID’s Board of Trustees since 1999, including as Chair.

Stephen Robertson, Trustee

Stephen Robertson has been CEO at the Big Issue Foundation since July 2007. His previous role was Director of Commercial Operations at Shelter, where he had responsibility for a chain of 100 charity stores, a mail-order business and a training business for housing professionals. Stephen was at Shelter for 13 years. He also helped found the Charity Retail Association, a UK voluntary organisation with a membership of over 200 charities operating retail outlets. Stephen is also a Trustee of the homeless health care charity London Pathway.

Rik Williams, Trustee

Rik Williams has fifteen years experience of working in the international development sector, before which he worked in the commercial sector. Before retiring, he worked as a consultant for development organisations. He has been instrumental in the development of TRAID’s funding policies and procedures.

Mary McDonald, Trustee

Mary is a chartered accountant specialising in audit. Her role involves the audit of projects supported by International Funding Institutions such as the European Commission, World Bank and UN to ensure compliance with the terms of the funding, the controls in place and the overall delivery of project objectives. Mary completed her ACA within a Big 4 firm and has previous experience as a commercial manager for a large department store.