The Roman Road Trust has a volunteer Board of Non-Executive Directors. The Board oversees the work of the management team, offers advice on direction and strategy, and ensures that the organisation is meeting its legal and reporting obligations.

Board of Directors

Chair

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Holly Stout is a local resident and barrister.  She is a member of 11KBW chambers and specialises in public, education and employment law.  She regularly advises and acts for a wide range of public authorities as well as individuals and companies.  She was previously Chair of the Board of English Pocket Opera Company, a charity which brings musical opportunities to 20,000 children a year.

Secretary

Stephanie Fox, Secretary, Roman Road Trust

Local resident Steph Fox is a Brownie leader and regular volunteer at local community events Shuffle Festival and Roman Road Festival. Fox works as an ecommerce manager for a jewellery brand in west London.

Finance Director

Photograph of Roman Road Trust Finance Director Chris Worthington

Originally from Birmingham, Chris Worthington is a local resident and has lived in Tower Hamlets for the last 10 years. Chris works for a finance institution in the city, helping to manage business and technology change. Chris is also a governor at a primary school in Stepney, and chairs the school’s Finance committee.

Membership & Comms Director

Laura Kekuti, Membership and Communications Director for Roman Road Trust

Ever since she moved to London 3 years ago, Laura Kekuti has lived in Tower Hamlets and is still fascinated by the rich history of the borough. Laura brings with her more than 5 years of experience working in the charity and social entrepreneurship sector in the UK and abroad. Her previous roles include being a Charityworks Graduate at London’s Air Ambulance and she is currently working in social entrepreneurship policy.

Planning & Development Director

Sarah Allan architect and director at Roman Road TrustSarah Allan is an architect, urban designer and project manager with 20 years experience supporting public, private and voluntary sector clients delivering high quality cultural and residential projects, from masterplans to individual buildings. Allan is a member of Hackney Council’s design review panel, a Design Council Cabe Built Environment Expert and a committee member for the National Community Land Trust Network funding panel.

Commerical Director

Nick Morgan

Nick Morgan is a local resident and CEO of Big Cat Group, comprising of two agencies; We are the Fair Ltd, a large scale event production and We are Placemaking, which deliverscurated programmes in public realm space for some of the UK’s largest land owners. He brings with him 20 years of experience from the world of events, licensing, food & beverage and commerce and has a passion for entrepreneurship.

Civic Engagement Director

Irene de Lorenzis, director of Roman Road Trust

Local resident engaged in several local initiatives, de Lorenzis is Director of Client Services and member of M-Brain’s management team, with overall responsibility for UK & Middle East clients. She has extensive experience in serving clients with bespoke solutions comprising technologies combined with human led strategic analysis. A native Italian speaker and fluent in English, French and Spanish.

Advisory Board

 

Torange Khonsari, Civic University

Torange Khonsari

Founder of Public Works and architecture tutor at The Cass School of Art & Architecture, Tonrange Khonsari is a pioneer of grassroots-led masterplanning. She has worked with multiple local authorities on major community development projects and has successfully bid for significant community development funds.

Management

CEO

Tabitha Stapely

Tabitha Stapely is a local resident and digital consultant. Prior to founding communications agency, Social Streets CIC, Tabitha worked at Hearst Digital UK developing their digital products. Tabitha started her career as a print journalist with spells at Conde Nast, The Telegraph Group and IPC before switching to digital in 2000.

Want to join our team?

We are looking for directors to join our board who will help Roman Road Trust bring about positive social and economic change to Roman Road and the community it serves.

Planning Excellence Director

We are seeking a non-exec Planning Excellence Director who will be responsible for coordinating a campaign’s operations, namely campaigns objecting to planning applications that threaten the health of the high street. The role will involve monitoring planning applications, writing letters of objection, with support from the Planning Director and gaining support from the local community via newsletters and public meetings.