SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM

STAFF
TRUSTEES
HONORARY

TIM ROBERTSON, CHIEF EXECUTIVE
Tim became Chief Executive in June 2018. He is passionate about Anne Frank’s Diary as both a great work of literature and a springboard for social education. This builds on two strands from Tim’s career – literature/the arts and social change. Tim studied English and American Literature at university in London and New York, and was Director of the Royal Society of Literature from 2015 to 2018. Previously, Tim spent 9 years leading significant growth as Chief Executive of the Koestler Trust, Britain’s national charity for arts by prisoners.  Tim began his career as a child protection social worker in the London Borough of Camden, and set up the borough’s Sure Start programmes for families in disadvantaged neighbourhoods. He is now Chair of Governors at Regent High, a Camden secondary school. Tim and his husband Neil are Quakers; they divide their time between London and a second home in the Lake District.

LARA WILKS SLOAN, DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Lara joined the Trust in August 2018 and heads up our fundraising team, overseeing strategy, events, grants and activities. Prior to joining the Trust, Lara worked at the Education & Training Foundation, Suzy Lamplugh Trust, and the Refugee Council.

JONATHAN BRUCK, DIRECTOR OF RESOURCES
Jonathan joined the Trust in March 2019 and has prior experience in the public, private and charity sectors. Having spent the last 5 years working as Director of Business Operations at Table Tennis England (the National Governing Body for Table Tennis) Jonathan brings with him a vast knowledge of Resource and Operational management.

SARAH NUZUM, DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
Sarah joined the Trust in April 2019 and oversees our education team. She has over 15 years’ experience working within both the education and charity sectors. Prior to working at the Trust, Sarah worked at The NCS Trust, All We Can and the Methodist Independent Schools Trust. She has a background in teaching at secondary level and brings to bear considerable leadership and management experience gained within the education sector. Sarah is currently completing an MA in Global Ethics and Human Rights. She is a Board Member for Amazing Minds, a not for profit positive wellbeing education organisation. In her spare-time, she is a dedicated Committee member of her local amateur dramatic society.

EDUCATION TEAM

FIONA WUSTRAU, EASTERN PROJECT OFFICER
Fiona was previously a youth worker and undertook a range of projects in schools and in the community, She is also has a degree in art practice in the community and has used this throughout her work with young people both on specific art projects and as a tool to engage and inspire young people around other topics.

LAURA SHEPHERD, LONDON REGIONAL MANAGER
Laura joined the Trust in April 2018 and manages our education programmes in London. With over 10 years’ experience of working with young people, Laura is committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination, and empowering young people to have a voice and make a difference. Prior to joining the Trust, Laura was Programme Manager for apprenticeships at The Challenge – where she oversaw student support and inclusion. Before this Laura was a history and politics teacher and examiner. She has a BA in History and Politics from the University of Nottingham.

RACHEL SANDLER, LONDON PROJECT OFFICER
Rachel joined the Trust in 2017 in the role of Administrative Assistant before moving to the role of London Project Officer, delivering our programmes to our widening network of London schools. Prior to her joining the Trust, Rachel worked as a Teaching Assistant in a Primary School. At Noam, a Jewish charity, she was a Project Coordinator facilitating community activities and educational workshops. She studied Theatre Arts at Brighton University.

GRACE DUNNE, NORTH EAST REGIONAL MANAGER
Grace’s work centres round placing Anne Frank: A History for Today in schools, and working with pupils to develop their skills as Peer Guides. She works closely with community and youth groups in the North East, especially Young People in Conversation, an interfaith programme. Previously, she worked in museum marketing and education, completing an MA in Museum Studies.

BETH HOPPER, NORTH EAST PROJECT OFFICER
Beth joined the Anne Frank Trust UK team in July 2018. She previously worked as an Education Worker for Show Racism the Red Card and before that as a professional actress and singer. She is passionate about working with young people and using creativity to promote hope and compassion for others. (Currently on maternity leave)

KEZIAH WILLIAMSON, NORTH WEST REGIONAL MANAGER
Keziah joined the trust in January 2017, departing from a 7-year career as a Lead History teacher in Greater Manchester. Keziah has an upper class History degree from Manchester University and completed my PGCE at MMU, also completing part of an MA in the ‘Holocaust in Education’ at the IoE, London.

JONATHAN MCKEE, NORTH WEST PROJECT OFFICER
Jonathan joined the Trust in June 2018. He worked for 12 years teaching Religious Studies, History and English in schools around the North West. He is passionate about using his skills as an educator to challenge contemporary forms of prejudice and discrimination. He enjoys building relationships with schools and seeing communities transform through our programmes.

MOLLY-MAY SMITH, NORTH WEST PROJECT OFFICER
Molly joined the Trust in October 2019, having graduated with a degree in French and Spanish from the University of Exeter, with a year working in Spain as an English teacher. Molly has assumed a number of lead activist positions at Amnesty International and prior to the Trust worked for NCS. She is passionate about the power of youth activism and enjoys finding ways to empower young people to develop a voice so they can speak out against injustices.

GRACE NELSON, YORKSHIRE & HUMBER REGIONAL MANAGER
Grace helps students develop the knowledge and skills to become Peer Guides and Anne Frank Ambassadors. She has a particular interest in Holocaust education and helping students understand and challenge the prejudices faced in society today. She helps form links with Bradford’s Resilience Project. Grace is a former RE teacher and has a degree in Theology and Religious Studies.

CHRIS HYLIGER, YORKSHIRE & HUMBER PROJECT OFFICER
Chris joined the Trust in November 2018, after recently completing an MA in Peace and Development. Prior to completing his studies, Chris worked as a youth worker for a Leeds based baptist church engaging with young people from a range of different backgrounds. He is passionate about people development and in particular, equipping young people with skills to affect positive change.

PAULA FRASER, SCOTLAND PROJECT MANAGER
Paula delivers guide training and tours of Anne Frank: A History for Today throughout Scotland. She has co-ordinated the development of a new monitoring and evaluation system for the Trust, and developed resources for schools in Scotland, commissioned by NASUWT. She has an MSc in Psychological Studies. Paula works as a part-time postgraduate tutor for the University of Glasgow, encouraging pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds into higher education.

EILIDH LEAN, SCOTLAND PROJECT OFFICER
Eilidh joined the trust in 2016, having spent the previous three years working for MSPs and a MP. She has a MA (Hons) in Social Anthropology from the University of St Andrews. Eilidh is responsible for delivering our schools and community projects across Scotland, helping young people understand the dangers of prejudice and discrimination.

GURPREET KAUR, WEST MIDLANDS PROJECT OFFICER
Gurpreet joined the Trust in December 2018. Gurpreet works with Stuart Wilcox delivering activities in the West Midlands, including Anne Frank Schools and Ambassadors Programme and community events. Prior to joining the Trust, Gurpreet worked for West Midlands Police and completed a BA Hons in History. Her passion is to help deliver a vital message to current and future generations of youth about equality and the importance of embracing each other’s differences.

FUNDRAISING AND EVENTS TEAM

RACHEL HOLMES, GRANTS MANAGER
Rachel is responsible for securing funding from trusts and foundations, statutory funders and other grant-makers.

CHANTELLE MORGAN, SPECIAL EVENTS MANAGER
Chantelle joined the Trust in November 2018. Previous to this she worked at the charity Wellbeing of Women for over 10 years as an Events Organiser, also managing the day-to-day running of their busy office.

PIPPA MARSHALL, FUNDRAISING AND DATABASE ASSISTANT
Pippa joined the trust in October 2018. As part of her role she maintains the database and helps with the organisation of events within the fundraising team. Prior to this Pippa completed her BA in Economics and International Development at the University of Sussex and worked for Renewable World and Advocates for International Development within their fundraising teams.

COMMUNICATIONS TEAM

ALEX FERNANDES, COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Alex joined The Anne Frank Trust in 2016. She is responsible for ensuring that the Trust’s vision and mission are communicated to wide-ranging stakeholder audiences across multiple media channels. She has considerable experience of in-house communications roles in areas as diverse as newspaper publishing and further education.

OFFICE AND ADMINISTRATION TEAM

PAUL LEGATE, BOOKKEPER
Paul is an experienced bookkeeper who has worked across a range of sectors and organisations including the Civil Aviation Authority, British Airways and accountancy practices as well as for NGOs, in London and the South East.