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


Irene de Lorenzis, director of Roman Road Trust

Local resident engaged in several local initiatives, Irene 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.

Dir. of Architecture

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.

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.


Alex Hammerton is a local resident with experience in managing large-scale construction projects.


Managing Director

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.