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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 Purpose Committee. Chris is a keen runner and general fitness enthusiast.
Vice Chair, Timothy Hornsby
Timothy joined the Field Lane Board in May 2014. He is Vice-chair of the Board and a member of the Finance & General Purpose Committee. Timothy was formerly the Chief Executive of the Royal Borough of Kingston and the Chief Executive of the National Lottery Charities Board (now the Big Lottery Fund). He is retired but sits on several charity boards.
Treasurer, Francis Moore
Francis joined the Field Lane Board in October 2012. He is the Treasurer and Chair of the Finance & General Purpose Committee. Francis has 20 years’ experience as an investment banker advising on mid-market corporate transactions. He sits on the boards of various trusts and real estate and farming companies. Francis is a keen sailor and an organist. He has one daughter and takes an active role in his local church.
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!
Dr Sharleene Bibbings
Sharleene joined the Field Lane Board in April 2016. She is currently Head of Stakehholder Engagement and Communications at the Department for International Trade. Prior to this she worked at UK Export Finance for six years, and before that 10 years' experience in local government community finance. She is a member of Field Lane's Finance & General Purpose Committee. Sharleene enjoys international travel and the arts.
Fiona joined the Field Lane board in September 2016. She is a member of the Quality & Development Committee. Fiona has experience in the housing and care sectors and is currently an operational manager at Anchor Hanover, one of England’s largest providers of housing and care for people 55+ years old. When not at work, Fiona relaxes by walking in the countryside, and she enjoys travelling.
Keith joined the Field Lane Board in April 2016. He is a member of the Finance & General Purpose Committee. Keith has spent the last two decades in finance, technology and private equity companies in Europe and the US. He is currently a co-Founder of Novacies Capital, which helps early and later stage enterprise technology companies grow. Keith is also involved with independent Press Regulator, IPSO. Keith enjoys rugby and football. He likes travel and speaks French. Keith is married and has two Shetland sheepdogs.
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.
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 Finance & General Purpose 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 Purpose 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.