None of our work would have been possible without the support of our funders, trustees and our committed and hardworking team of staff
Claire Cooper, Chair of the Board of Trustees, writing in the 2018 annual report
Board of Trustees
- Claire Cooper
Formerly a senior civil servant in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Department for Communities and Local Government and the Home Office.
- Marian Mahoney (Vice Chair)
Resident on Old Willow Close site in Tower Hamlets, secretary to the site residents’ group and actively involved in LGT’s campaigns for many years.
- Tunji Makanju
Finance Manager at the Fairtrade Foundation.
- Stephen Cottle
Barrister at the Garden Court Chambers where he has represented many Gypsies and Travellers, challenging planning and eviction decisions.
- Sarah Taylor (Chair)
Head of Impact and Evaluation at the Coram group of children’s charities
- Tessa Buchanan
Barrister at Garden Court Chambers practising in the fields of housing, homelessness, community care, mental health, and education.
- Holly-Gale Millette
University lecturer and academic specialising in cultures and identity, who researches the cultural history of the Bargee Traveller.
- Richard Bennett (Treasurer)
Former teacher and councillor, who provides training to councillors on issues facing Gypsies and Travellers.
- Sarah Edwards
Lecturer at University of Oxford with Romany and Traveller heritage.
- Giorgio Mariani
Institutional fundraiser who wants to support the work of London Gypsies and Travellers.
- Mark Penfold
ASIST trained mental health crises volunteer and an English Gypsy
- BBC Children in Need
- Greater London Authority
- The Heritage Lottery Fund
- Irish Government Emigrant Support Programme
- Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
- Lloyds Bank Foundation
- London Borough of Hackney
- Trust for London
- The Tudor Trust