Our trustees

Richard Briance – Chairman.  Richard and his family have lived in Kensington for over 50 years and he is passionate about improving out comes for local people.  He is a merchant banker most of the week and as well as chairing the K+C Foundation, he is trustee of London Children's Ballet and the Legatum Institute.

Abdi Aden.  Abdi has been setting standards in youth and community work for nearly 22 years. His work has ranged from enabling excluded young people to be re-instated in schools, to delivering national projects for the NHS, to developing children and youth forums which gave young people a voice for the biggest housing provider in the borough. He is currently the Centre Manager for Earls Court Youth Club and in 2020 his pioneering work received the RBKC Mayor’s Award for outstanding dedication to improving the lives of the borough’s residents.

William Crone.  A local resident based in Earls Court, William is a chartered accountant and is currently in the post of Group Finance Director of Lore Group.

Cynthia Dize.  Cynthia has lived in North Kensington since 1974, working primarily in the voluntary sector and most recently as CEO of Age UK Kensington & Chelsea.  Since retiring in 2014 she has had a number of volunteering jobs, and currently helps with ESOL classes at the Westway Trust.  Living, working and being part of a family in north Kensington has convinced her of the value of the K+C Foundation’s approach which is not only grant making, but about connecting people to build a better borough.

Esma Dukali. Esma has worked in the charity sector for 14 years across a range of front line roles in mental health, domestic violence and older people. She was senior finance officer, centre manager of a woman’s charity and is a trained parenting facilitator. Esma later worked for Hammersmith & Fulham council to deliver the Prevent strategy and in 2017 joined the councils Grenfell Response Team. She is currently CEO of the Dalgarno Trust and her long experience of working in the borough brings an in depth understanding of the local community.

Clare Ferguson.  Clare has lived in the borough for 35 years and was a city lawyer for 40 years. Her other current commitments including running her own charity and sitting on the board of a performing arts charity. 

Martin Morgan.  Martin has lived in the borough since 2008. He was CEO of DMGT until 2016 whose headquarters are also in the borough.  During his tenure the company became a supporter of the Kensington + Chelsea Foundation.

James Paradise.  James worked as Co-Head of the Securities Division in Asia at Goldman SachsHe is passionate about local causes.

Abdurahman Sayed. Abdurahman was one of the founders of the supplementary schools and community consortiums, resulting in the establishment of the Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre (MCHC) Trust.  He is now CEO of the MCHC Trust and played a key role in assisting the community during and after the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. He has a passion for community engagement, development and cohesion.

Peter Winslow.  Peter has been in the commercial environment throughout his working life and has a long history of involvement with Mental Health charities. He moved to the borough recently and says "how could you not want to be involved with the K+C Foundation once you understand the difficulties our near neighbours face?"

Gigi Yacoub.  Gigi is a resident of the borough, and has lived here her whole life, allowing her to have a deep understanding and connection with the community. She has worked in a variety of community centric roles and currently works at the Westway Trust as part of the Community Engagement team. 

Jeremy Raphaely – Founder.  For Jeremy, the word local is paramount. Living in K+C with his family since 1974, he volunteered with borough charities alongside a career in shipping and finance. After then working for several larger charities, concern with local inequalities led to his launching the K+C Foundation in 2008. He volunteers with the NHS, and plays in the Portobello Orchestra.