Learn More About Our President And Trustees
President and Trustees
President, George Aberdeen,
8th Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair
George's family have a long association with Field Lane as his relatives, the 1st and 2nd Marquesses of Aberdeen and Temair, were presidents of Field Lane in the past. George is a director at Kinrise, an award-winning investment company, which is focused on creating spaces that give people the opportunity to thrive. As well as his involvement with Field Lane, he is an active anti-slavery campaigner. George loves to spend time with his wife and four children. He enjoys cooking and taking walks in the countryside.
Chair, Chris Hamill
Chris joined the Field Lane Board as a trustee in July 2018 and was appointed Chair in March 2021. He has over 35 years’ experience as a lawyer operating at a senior business level, most recently at EDF Energy. He also chairs the Hertfordshire based social care charity, Small Acts of Kindness and served as the Vice Chair of St Joseph’s Hospice Hackney for six years. He is a member of Field Lane's Finance & General Purposes Committee. Chris is a keen runner and general fitness enthusiast.
Treasurer, Iain MacKinnon
Iain joined the Field Lane Board in March 2022. He is the Treasurer and Chair of the Finance & General Purposes Committee. He is a chartered accountant. His career has been in financial services, most recently as Group Treasurer of HSBC. He was previously a trustee at Charities Aid Foundation and chairman of CAF Bank. Iain is a keen sailor and equestrian and believes an active lifestyle is important for mental health and wellbeing. He also owns a seafront restaurant in Lee on the Solent and is working closely with the staff and local community there to make it a successful communal asset.
Kate joined the Field Lane Board in 2014 and is the chair of the Quality & Development Committee. Her professional background is in the law. She was a corporate inhouse solicitor for 20 years before being appointed to the judiciary in 2013. Kate has previous trustee experience, working with smaller charities supporting vulnerable children and refugees. She volunteers at the Croydon Refugee Day Centre and is an active member of her local church. With three adult daughters, Kate is researching her family tree and trying to complete a never-ending quilt!
Elizabeth joined the Field Lane Board in 2018 and is a member of the Quality & Development Committee. Her career has primarily been in the voluntary and charitable sector, focusing on homelessness and supported housing. She has spent the last decade as an operational director working collaboratively with local authorities and is currently leading work to address family homelessness. Elizabeth has also worked with organisations internationally advising on homelessness policy. She brings both a personal and professional commitment to make a positive difference to homeless people and those in need of supported housing. Elizabeth is a keen hiker and gardener.
Mary has over 20 years' experience in corporate finance and operations. She specialises in sustainability, finance, and operations management, serving multi-sectors in the UK and Africa. Over the last decade Mary has worked as a coach and consultant helping start-ups in venture-capital backed sustainable models, impact investment and compliance. Mary joined the Field Lane Board in 2022 and is a member of the Finance & General Purposes Committee. She is a volunteer at her local food bank. Mary also enjoys nature, travel and is a sommelier.
Alexandra joined the Field Lane Board in 2018 and is a member of the Quality & Development Committee. She has dedicated her career to international organisations focused on social justice. Currently, as Mercy Corps Director of Partnerships and Influence, she engages with strategic partners in governments, foundations and the private sector. Previously, Alexandra worked at the World Economic Forum, based in Geneva. Prior to that, based in Ottawa, Canada, she worked as Director of Communications for Amnesty International, CARE, and Oxfam. As a Canadian in the UK, Alexandra joined Field Lane to support people to live better lives in her new adoptive country.
Alex joined the Field Lane Board in May 2014. She was Chair of the Board from June 2016 to March 2021. Alex is an education consultant, working with examination boards. She has housing association experience and was previously a director of a charity helping children and elderly people. She is a member of Field Lane’s Quality & Development Committee. Alex enjoys playing tennis, taking trips to the seaside and spending time with her grandchildren.
Caroline joined the Field Lane Board in April 2019. She is a member of the Finance & General Purposes Committee. Caroline works in the finance sector and is a Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, working in a head of sales role within the Equity Trading floor. She is a Trustee of the Old Vic Theatre Endowment Fund and a steering committee member of CADAP (Council for Architectural Design & Planning) in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, including Canary Wharf.