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Judith Cole – Chair (Appointed 2023)

High profile leader and seasoned chair with a proven track record in the leadership of organisations across public, private and charity sectors, enabling major strategic, cultural, and organisational change. Accomplished at engaging stakeholders to build consensus and momentum, to take strategy through to successful implementation, creating an environment where people give of their best, and delivering impact cost-effectively. One of the ten “most inspiring CEOs of 2021”.

Deep expertise in strategy, governance, assurance, transparency, and accountability, and with the ability to ask searching questions constructively and supportively. Passionate about rights and social justice

Current appointments include Chair of the Methodist Church’s Safeguarding Committee, Diocese of Winchester Safeguarding Panel, Vice Chair Thirtyone:eight, Chair of Andover Mind, member of Chapter at Salisbury Cathedral, and Trustee of Kensington & Chelsea Social Council.

Proud wife and mother. Methodist and feminist. Love dogs, and the Argentinian Tango.


Sarah Anstey (Appointed 2022)

I have extensive experience of leading teams within the Charity and Housing sectors. I began by delivering income collection services for rent arrears and service charges. I then switched to the opposite side of the same coin, giving holistic debt advice. This included all aspects of insolvency and ensuring all work was quality assured as required by the FCA.

I am an exceptionally organised person and enjoy working in a demanding environment. I excel at prioritising workloads and enjoy working with and helping others to ensure the best outcomes for customers. I have a natural ability to develop excellent working relations with a wide range of audiences, both formally and informally.

I am always willing to undertake further study and thrive on investing in my own personal development. The qualifications I have achieved demonstrate this. I enjoy attending training courses and conferences to ensure my knowledge and practice is up to date and of a high standard.

I have also supported Crawley Town football club for over thirty years despite their performance and my better judgement!

James Beckles (Appointed 2023)

An experienced professional in the public and private sector working across policy and public relations. I have been an elected councillor in the London Borough of Newham since 2014. I was cabinet member for crime and community safety and most recently I am the chair of the local development committee.

I have experience in policy, research and public affairs writing surveys and questionnaires, analysing responses, co-ordinating community engagement exercises and political engagement with members of the public and political stakeholders in local and national government.

Outside of work I am a school governor, a parent and an avid Liverpool FC fan.



David Bunting (Appointed 2020)

David has been a financial services lawyer for over two decades. He currently leads teams supporting the trading business of Deutsche Bank AG London. He has experience of legal relationship management, policy development, regulation, governance and risk management.

David also has an interest in professional issues affecting lawyers. He is a member of the Bar Council of England and Wales, and a committee member of the Bar Association for Commerce, Finance and Industry.

Previous volunteering experience includes nine years as a panellist deciding on loans to businesses excluded from conventional finance.



Mark O’Neill (Appointed 2020)

As a Research Contracts Manager at the Institute of Clinical Trials and Methodology at UCL, I negotiate, draft, and advise staff on various types of contracts relating to clinical research.

I am also a sports law researcher and practitioner, with an LLM in Sports Law and Practice from De Montfort University; and am undertaking a PhD at the University of Westminster  on football club ownership regulation and how this aligns with the fan perception of what qualities a ‘good’ owner should have.

I have published articles on topics such as the Owners and Directors Tests in English football, the Hillsborough Stadium disaster, and the use of artificial intelligence in the legal industry. I volunteer as an Independent Disciplinary Panel Member at The Football Association, where I conduct hearings and decide on sanctions for breaches of FA rules.

I am passionate about the alleviation of poverty and helping others who often through no fault of their own, struggle financially and with a lack of opportunity to achieve their potential. As someone who has experienced my fair share of debt problems, I feel I can bring an empathetic perspective.


Nahum Pembu Muwowo (Appointed 2023)

As an experienced Finance Business Partner, I provide financial insights and guidance to operational teams, executive management, and the board of trustees. I have over 13 years of experience in management accounting, finance business partnering, and cloud accounting, working with various organisations across various sectors in the UK and internationally.

I am passionate about financial literacy, leveraging the use of AI and cloud-solutions and poverty alleviation.

I volunteer as a CIMA Mentor(for students and professionals), a Charity Trustee for Thames Water Trust Fund (general and finance) and a Co-Production Partner for Turn2us. I am a Chartered Management Accountant with CIMA.


Sarah Templey (Appointed 2022)

Sarah is a project and programme manager, currently working within the technology sector. She has experience in managing transformation and post-merger integrations projects in several sectors as well as software projects. More recently, her roles have encompassed information risk management and security as well as programme management.

She has previously been a Trustee with the IMechE’s benevolent fund (The Support Network), where her Trustee role included acting as the Senior Information Risk Officer as well as serving on the Personnel and Administration committee, and the Grants Committee.

Sarah holds BEng(hons) in engineering, an MBA, an MSc in psychology. She is Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the IMechE; a Chartered IT Professional and a Fellow of the BCS; and a Member of the APM.


Georgina Tregoning (Appointed 2016)

Georgina was originally a secretary, working for an MP and gaining an insight into people’s problems.  She later qualified as a management accountant and was the Financial Controller for a medium sized company, also handling HR and employment issues.  Following retirement she worked for eight years as a Volunteer Adviser with a local Citizens Advice Bureau.



Gerard Tyler – Treasurer (Appointed 2023)

I am currently Group Treasurer of Urenco Limited, a leading business in the international nuclear fuel sector. Previously I was Treasurer of Severn Trent Plc, in the UK water sector. I am a Chartered Accountant.

I have served as a trustee of UK company pensions schemes for many years. I am also a Trustee and Director of Pump Aid, a charity that provides water and hygiene services in Africa.

Thames Water Trust Fund Impact

The Thames Water Trust Fund was created in 2009, and has had a significant impact on people’s lives:

Between 2009 and 2019...

applications received

83% of people supported found it easier to pay their water bill

feel more confident in managing their bills

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