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


Photograph of Eddie Blake, Director of Architecture and Public Realm, Roman Road Trust

Eddie Blake is an architect. He currently practices at Sam Jacob Studio, and teaches architecture at the Bartlett, UCL. Previously, Eddie worked at Sauerbruch Hutton, and was part of Studio Weave. He has worked internationally for V&A, Uni. of Chicago, and Croydon Council, and exhibited at the 2016 Venice Biennale with Sam Jacob Studio. Eddie writes about architecture for magazines including Icon, Architects’ Journal and Vice.


Bridget Taylor has recently retired from her role as Head of Relationship Management at Aviva Investors where she looked after large, institutional clients. Bridget is a local resident and also volunteers at Bow Arts Trust.

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.

Dir of Sustainability

Jack O’Donoghue is a local resident and Sustainability Manager at Santander UK. He leads several corporate partnerships with charities and social enterprises to help drive the bank’s ambition to be a more responsible business. With a background in strategy consulting and international development, Jack has worked with various organisations to improve their social and environmental impact – both in the UK and his native Australia.

Dir of Civic Engagement

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.

Membership & Comms Dir

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We are looking for someone to join the board to lead on our membership and communications.



Rosie Vincent is a local resident who graduated from Queen Mary University in 2017 with a BA Hons in Drama. Originally from Suffolk, many of Rosie’s family members have their own businesses giving her a genuine passion for smaller high streets, independent shops, and local markets. She also works as a drama facilitator at Half Moon Theatre.

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.