It’s Trustee’s Week, a chance to highlight the unsung heroes of the charity sector. Trustees ensure their charity has a clear strategy and that its work and goals are delivering on its mission. They are the ‘guardians of purpose’ for the organisation who ensure that the needs of the beneficiaries are at the heart of all activity. We invite you to meet our amazing team of Trustees.
As Doorstep Library continues to grow, we have recently recruited a number of new members to the Board, joining our existing team of committed individuals. Working to expand our reach and support more children, we recognize the value that our team of Trustees will bring to that process. Through their support and guidance, Doorstep Library aims to bring the magic of books and reading to even more children and families and the joy of volunteering to more individuals.
Meet the Trustees
Our Trustees bring a broad skill set to the Board, including finance, marketing, digital, IT, business, fundraising, HR and much more. They also come with experience, from hugely differing backgrounds covering publishing, academia, education, social justice, finance, and the list goes on. The team at Doorstep Library are delighted to be able to work alongside such a varied range of Trustees and we are all looking forward to working together to build and grow the charity’s work.
Jeremy Trevathan – Jeremy is a highly experienced publisher with a demonstrated history of working in the publishing industry, currently Managing Director of Adult Publishing at Pan MacMillan.
Annabel James (Chair) – Annabel has worked in the voluntary sector for over 20 years as a senior fundraiser and then as CEO. She now runs a consultancy working with a wide range of local, national and international charities on all aspects of funding and development. Annabel is the founder of Age Space, a one-stop online resource for anyone anxious about or caring for elderly parents and relatives.
Amanda Lennon – Amanda is an Asset management professional with 20+ years of experience in the sector. Experience in managing teams of staff, marketing and change management within senior leadership positions.
Claire Campbell – Director of HR Research and Consultancy at the Institute of Employment Studies, Claire specialises in resourcing and job design. She has worked in people and organisational change for over 20 years and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Sarah Gresty – Sarah has worked in financial services for the last 23 years and currently works for Barclays Bank. She was first introduced to Doorstep Library in 2020 when she worked on a project organised via the charity pilot light to look at the move to online delivery of services.
Arianna Musiol Poole – Ariana is a senior fundraiser at the Foundling Museum with a focus on individual philanthropy, with expertise in communications, appeals, and strategic planning.
Elizabeth Dawson– Liz is the Director of Governance for Ark and Ark Schools and leads on governance, legal and compliance activities. She has worked in governance in education, charities and professional bodies and as well as being a company secretary has a law degree which she studied for part-time as a mature student. Liz has also trained in arbitration and as an adviser for Citizen’s Advice Bureau. She is Chair of Governors at a primary school in London and a primary and secondary school in Birmingham.
Faye Jordan – Faye has two decades of experience working across the public, private and voluntary sectors on key societal issues. She presently leads strategic engagement with charities for Barclays Bank plc. Faye also runs an Instagram account celebrating brilliant children’s books @kidsbookstolife.
Adam Seres – Adam has a wealth of experience and expertise in financial management and analysis in both the public and private sectors, and across a wide variety of industries. He is an experienced charity treasurer and is currently a director in Refinancing, Restructuring & Insolvency at PricewaterhouseCoopers.