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Trustees

  • Professor Fergus McNeill

    Chair

    Fergus McNeill is Professor of Criminology and Social Work at the University of Glasgow, where he works in the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research and in Sociology. Prior to becoming an academic, he worked in residential drug rehabilitation and as a criminal justice social worker.

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  • Professor Ben Bradford

    Trustee

    Ben Bradford is the Professor of Global City Policing at University College London, where he leads the Institute for Global City Policing. His research primarily concerns procedural justice theory, police legitimacy, and trust and confidence in the criminal justice system.

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  • Dr Zubaida Haque

    Trustee

    Dr Zubaida Haque is the former Interim Director of the Runnymede Trust. She has a strong research and policy background in ethnicity and inequality within education, employment, housing, health, poverty, and criminal justice areas. She has also written and spoken widely on race, policing and crime, citizenship and deportations, ethnic minority voting and health inequality issues.

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  • Alexandra Marks CBE

    Trustee

    Alexandra Marks qualified as a solicitor in 1983 and was a partner at a city law firm till 2011. She now sits as a part-time judge. Alexandra received the Law Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016 and was honoured with a CBE in 2017.

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  • John Tress

    Trustee

    John Tress is Head of Corporate Strategy at British International Investment (BII). A chartered accountant by training, he previously worked for PwC, where he spent the last eight years establishing, advising and partnering with not-for-profits.

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  • Tomas Thurogood-Hyde

    Trustee

    Tomas is the Assistant CEO of Astrea Academy Trust and leads on governance and strategy assurance. He is also responsible for overseeing the Trust’s safeguarding, legal, policy and public relations activities. Tomas worked for The Prince’s Trust and for Ark Schools before joining Astrea in 2018.

  • Charles Bland

    Trustee

    Charles Bland has a background in international business. Since retirement he has served on the boards of charities dealing with health and international development. He is now chair of the Belpech Trust, a grant-giving charity with a primary focus on support for refugees and for people coming out of prison.

  • Nader Alaghband

    Trustee

    Nader is the co-founder and CEO of Ampersand Health, which is an organisation that helps the NHS monitor and manage patients with various long term health conditions.

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  • Christina Line

    Trustee

    Christina is the Chief Operating Officer for The Nelson Trust. She has previously been a therapeutic care worker for Care UK and a facilitator for the charity Circles.

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  • Thalia Maragh

    Trustee

    Thalia is a barrister/attorney at law based at Garden Court Chambers. Thalia was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2009 and the Jamaican Bar in 1999. Thalia’s practice areas have included human rights, inquests, public inquiries, constitutional law, criminal law and international law.

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  • Andrew Morris

    Trustee

    Andrew has experience working as an advisor for Citizens Advice, and for the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman within the Ministry of Justice. He is a Support Officer for the mayor and deputy in the London Borough of Camden, as well as a Sergeant Instructor for the Army Cadet Force in London.

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  • Ian West

    Trustee

    Ian has been a governor in Stafford, Swinfen Hall, Gartree and Leicester prisons, and has been a deputy governor in various other prisons. He has 35 years of operational experience within the prison service.

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