Meet the Trustees
Meet the trustees, find out more about them and put a face to a name.
Chair of Trustees
Paul rejoined Pecan’s Board in 2013. He was led to Pecan by his firm belief in God’s power to transform lives through the practical love of his people. He has over 35 years of experience as a Trustee of various organisations. Paul is a fundraising consultant and has worked in the charitable sector for over 40 years. He loves seeing lives touched and even transformed through Pecan’s projects.
Vice Chair of Trustees
Albert has worked as a management consultant and business advisor with Business Link and various organisations. Prior to that he spent several years in banking and finance. More recently he has worked as a Senior Advisor of Impact Investment, with SNV, a Netherlands-based international development organisation specialising in water and sanitation, agriculture and export commodities, with operations in Ghana, Zimbabwe, Uganda and other developing countries. He and his family have worshipped at Kensington Temple Elim Church since 1989 and he has served as a cell group leader for the best part of 30 years.
Trustee & Treasurer
Eleanor joined Pecan over seven years ago as a volunteer with Southwark Foodbank. Offering to serve as a Trustee seemed the natural next step. Eleanor is a qualified accountant with more years of experience in charity accounting than she cares to admit! We gratefully put her skills to very good use when we invited her to be our Treasurer. Eleanor is a member of All Saints Church, Peckham.
Ish is an organisational consultant and qualified mental health practitioner. Having volunteered with the Southwark food bank she was keen to get more involved with the work of Pecan. She lives and worships locally.
As a long-time admirer of Pecan’s work and ethos, Esenam has a keen interest in addressing the issues that prevent people from living the full lives they were created for. She is passionate about employability and skills issues and has worked on these through roles working for an MP and a business membership organisation. She has also been a Trustee of Elimu International where she gained experience of governance and providing opportunities for young people not in employment or education. She has previously delivered international projects on employability and given welfare benefits advice with the Citizens Advice Bureau.
Jenny is a retired primary school teacher who worked in the borough of Southwark for over 18 years. She has lived in Peckham for 29 years and is a committed Christian who has a heart to serve in the wider community. She volunteers two days a week at a Pecan foodbank in Southwark.
Philippa Tudor has 40 years of public service experience, with varied management board roles spanning policy, HR and finance. She is professionally qualified in HR and corporate governance. Having performed a range of volunteer and trustee roles throughout her career she now hopes to use her skills and experience more widely, and is inspired by Pecan’s vision of kindness, belief and hope.
Helen is a Client Director for an investment management firm and has worked in financial services for over twenty years. She was inspired to join Pecan’s Board by our tagline, ‘Transforming lives through Kindness, Belief and Hope.’ The idea of treating others as we would wish to be treated is central to how she aims to live her life. She says she is incredibly sad and angry that so many people do not even have the basics and wants to do something about it by contributing to a charity that is making a difference to people who are struggling.
Terryna works as a management consultant advising on the people aspects of mergers and acquisitions. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant, with over eleven years’ experience in professional services working with businesses across all sectors. Terryna was a board member at a Catholic girls’ high school in Melbourne, Australia for over four years. She joined Pecan’s Board in 2022 and is looking forward to supporting Pecan’s work in the community.
Sassi is a self-motivated, creative, ambitious communicator with over 10 years experience working for churches in children and youth ministry and over 6 years experience working in fundraising and communications. Sassi is also a mum of a toddler and has travelled the world while teaching English online. She is currently working in fundraising and training to be a local preacher with the Redhill & East Grinstead Methodist Circuit. She hopes to be able to use her fundraising and communications skills and boost funding for the amazing work of Pecan.