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Trustees

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Clive Conway

Clive is a pioneering musician, impresario, and businessman. He established and lead Clive Conway Celebrity Productions, producing the ‘An Audience With...’ series, with shows nationwide across hundreds of venues. Clive is passionate about the arts and mental health and in the words of Archbishop Desmond Tutu:

"Dear Friend, Clive,

Thank you for the energy you put into the work of the Foundation.

They have outstanding leadership in you. This is truly impressive. You're really doing more than could ever have been thought possible. Heartiest congratulations and God's richest blessings on all your endeavours. Thank you for your kindness to my family. You're marvellous.

Much love and blessings,

Arch"

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Professor Gary Craig BSc Dip Ed Dip CW PhD FRSA FASS

Gary Craig worked for half of his working life in large-scale community development projects before returning to academic life in 1988. He has worked, typically as a Research Professor, at various universities in the UK and in Australia, Hong Kong, Canada and New Zealand, most recently at the University of Durham where he was Professor of Social Justice and Community Development. He has also worked in Ghana, Uganda and South Africa. He is currently Visiting Professor at the School of Law at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and Visiting Professor at three other universities, as well as being a freelance research consultant. Most of his research work has been focused on migration, ‘race’, and modern slavery. Recent publications include Global Social Justice, Understanding ‘Race and Ethnicity, Community Organising against Racism, and The Modern Slavery Agenda. He lives in York. His main role on the Board of Trustees is to advise on research and evaluation.

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Edith Slee

Edith Slee was one of the four founders of the Tutu Foundation UK. Edith was instrumental in the conception and establishment of the foundation with her late husband the Very Reverend Colin Slee, Dean of Southwark Cathedral.

Edith is an early years teacher and an artist, working with, coordinating and leading community groups including setting up the 'Tate Community Garden'. She established “Firing on the Foreshore” as a public engagement art project, now in its 11th year at Bankside, on the River Thames in central London, encouraging people to make clay artefacts with London clay and firing them in a driftwood fire following 6,000 years of ceramic practice. Edith has had both solo and joint exhibitions of her artwork.

Edith’s work with children, community groups, those near death and their families, represents a profound belief in the importance and significance of the individual as part of a community and connected to the environment. Belonging to and within a place of story and of memory.

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Ben Slee

Ben is an Architect with a special interest in developing socially, environmentally and economically sustainable solutions to the wide variety of challenges communities face.

Ben is based in Sydney, Australia where he leads community design processes based on deep consultation and collaboration. He also runs a shelter for the Homeless, sits on the management board of the not-for-profit Inner West Community Energy project, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Architects National Climate Change and Sustainability Task Force Expert Reference Group. He is co-author of a guide to the planning, design and construction of schools in Uganda for the Richard Fielden Foundation and led the development of the Cyber-Studio, an international program to support the teaching of Architecture in the Global South through real-time on-line tutorials. Ben regularly speaks at international conferences on Architecture and sustainability.

Ben sits on the Tutu Foundation’s Strategy Group and has led the development of the Ubuntu Round Table Project with our Partners, Youth Futures.

Ben is the son of The Very Reverend Colin Slee and Edith Slee. founders of the Tutu Foundation UK.

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Richard Evans

Richard is Director of Marylebone Executive Search based in the City of London. His career spans the private, public and charity sectors. Through his work, he has built a diverse network of contacts which form the foundation of his skill in executive search, mentoring and coaching.

Richard’s career began in the charity sector after university, working for Voluntary Service Overseas in Southern Thailand. On his return, he started in education, teaching politics and history in schools and colleges, later becoming Director of Client Services at Woolwich College and helping the College become an associate college of the University of Greenwich. He was a pioneer of PSHE in both schools and colleges. He gained his MA from the University of London, Institute of Education and moved into the charity sector, working for the UK/International HIV/AIDS charity ACET International. He subsequently worked as he continues to do, in executive search.

Richard is a trustee serving on the boards of the New Era Foundation, the Ramphal Institute and the Council for Education in the Commonwealth. He is a Freeman of the City of London, and Master Designate of the Worshipful Company of Educators and was a member of the Lord Mayor’s Charity Committee 2013/14. He was a trustee of the Friends of the Commonwealth Foundation, the Campaign for Learning, the Brook Advisory Service and the MedicAlert Foundation.

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Ella Matheson

Ella is a Compassion Consultant, Writer and Conscious Activist to establish a United Kingdom Ministry of Peace. Recipient of the Dadi Janki 100 Women of Spirit award in 2016. Ella is Facilitator for the Prem Rawat Peace Education Programme.

Founder of Peace in the City and author of the upcoming book "The Art of Being - Ancient Wisdom for Modern Lives''. She is a trained Architectural Designer; in earlier careers she was a Mars Venus Facilitator personally endorsed by Dr John Gray and a Principal Diversity Officer Women's Equality.

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Paul Bloomfield Mst.J LL.B [Hons.]

Paul, a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales has more than 25 years’ experience specializing in commercial litigation and media law. He is Patron of the Coram Children’s Legal Centre along with Baroness Hale and Cherie Blair. The Centre provides legal advice to numerous governments on child protection law, supports children at grass roots level, working with the EU, UNICEF and the UN. Paul was Governor of the Sir John Cass Foundation, one of the oldest and largest independent educational charities in Europe. He has been an active supporter of the St. John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital sitting as an advisor on their fundraising board with the former Private Secretary to HRH The Duke of Gloucester. He represents Peace Ambassador Prem Rawat in global communications and public relations, supporting numerous projects internationally. In 2015 Paul was Chair of Fundraising for the election campaign of Baroness Scotland of Astal QC to the position of Secretary General of the Commonwealth. Paul was appointed by HM The Queen to the Most Venerable Order of St. John (Mst.J) for services to Humanity. In 2010 Paul was granted the Freedom of the City of London. He played international hockey for England with 6 caps for his country, winning a silver medal at an international tournament.

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Colleen Harris MVO, DL

Colleen is a communications professional with 30 years’ experience developing and managing communications strategies for Government Ministers, the UK Royal Family and multilateral organisations. Former Communications Director to HRH The Prince of Wales, Senior Press Officer to PM, Baroness Thatcher and a range of roles across government departments, Colleen was also a communications consultant at the WHO and the UN. She was Director of Communications at the Commission for Racial Equality and Director of Strategy and Communications at the Equality & Human Rights Commission. Colleen now works as a Senior Independent Assessor on Government panels, is a personal coach and is a media commentator and conference speaker on communications, diversity and the Royal Family. She serves on not-for-profit Board the YMCA (Central) and is a Member of Cancer Research. Colleen is a Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London and is the executive Chair of the Greater London Lieutenancy and Honorary Patron of Greenwich University’s PR Fraternity.

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Fiona Haigh


Fiona became a Tutu Foundation Trustee in May 2018. A qualified corporate finance solicitor at a magic circle law firm in London, she also helped to run the firm’s evening rota at a local law centre in Hackney. A particular career highlight was representing a defendant who was acquitted at the Privy Council after over more than 15 years on death row in Jamaica.

Fiona moved into a marketing/business development role in 1998 and then more recently has worked in a strategic management COO role, both in the London office of an international law firm. She is responsible for the operations and works closely with the managing partner on the strategic direction of the firm in London. She is at ease working with a wide range of people, with all operational functions reporting to her, including Finance, HR, Business Development, Corporate Social Responsibility and IT. Fiona has a strong focus on leadership and motivation, project management and problem-solving abilities.

She helps to co-ordinate a team of lawyers at her firm to assist the Tutu Foundation in a wide range of areas from corporate governance to advice on technical areas such as data protection. Fiona sits on the advisory board for the Tutu Foundation/Youth Futures partnership, the review into allegations of institutional racism at the Westway Trust, and is involved in the strategic review of the Tutu Foundation.

Other interests include supporting local initiatives in the area of homelessness, both through Glass Door volunteering and through her church, as well as various mentoring and strategic advisory projects for local charities. 

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