TRUSTEES

STAFF
TRUSTEES
HONORARY

DANIEL MENDOZA, CHAIR
Professionally Daniel advises a full spectrum of clients on buying and selling commercial property assets. He joined the industry in 1986 at the age of 17, and is a Founder of Ereira Mendoza – established in 1990. He has been a guest columnist for the leading trade journal Property Week since 2004 providing insight and analysis into unfolding market dynamics. Daniel’s journey to The Anne Frank Trust started in his youth – he has always been interested in what shapes peoples’ attitudes and behaviours towards each other, in a world where those attitudes and behaviours are not always positive or accepting. In his desire to answer these questions, and believing that people are on the whole products of their environments and experiences, Daniel wanted to be involved in a organisation that could bring about long-term attitudinal and behavioural shifts of significant scale. As chair of the Anne Frank Trust, he spear-heads a charity that is doing precisely that.

CAROLINE HOARE, VICE-CHAIR

Caroline is an experienced senior leader in the not for profit sector and a qualified solicitor. She has worked in education for much of the last twenty years, most recently as Chief Executive of the Independent Schools Inspectorate. She has proven experience in building successful teams and leading change, particularly as the former Director of People at The Girls’ School Trust, and is a great believer in the importance of mentoring and coaching, sharing experience and expertise to help individuals and organisations develop. Caroline is passionate about the power of creative writing and its importance in helping young people find their voice so that they can shape the future for the better.

PROFESSOR DOMINIC ABRAMS
Dominic is Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Kent. His research explores how group processes can increase or reduce prejudice and discrimination. His research covers all kinds of prejudices, from childhood to old age. He has designed and directed surveys of prejudice for the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Age UK, Communities and Local Government and the European Social Survey. He also conducts experimental studies to evaluate the impact of strategies to deal with prejudice. He is Director of the Centre for the Study of Group Processes and co-editor of the journal Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. He received the British Psychological Society’s President’s Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychological Science, and is a member of Council of the Academy of Social Sciences, and President Elect of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.

FIONA BRYDON
Fiona is Head of Communications and Digital at Cruse Bereavement Care Charity and provides mentoring for charity communication professionals. She has been leading teams in marketing communications for over 10 years. Prior to joining the charity sector, she worked in theatre, film and television production, latterly at the BBC. In both industries developing strategic compelling storytelling has proven to be valuable and vital to success. It is her personal passion that the powerful and unique legacy of Anne’s story should be learned from at every opportunity and used to empower society to stand up for equality and truth.

BERNARD HOWARD
While working at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Bernard became ACA qualified. He went on to set up totallylegal.com, a website that became the number 1 legal recruitment company in the UK, and later totallyfinancial.com – a leading financial recruitment website. He is now the director and owner of Portman Scott which is a Sales and Marketing recruitment agency focused on SME’s.

JOANNA MYERSON
Jo is a qualified lawyer and has worked in city law firms including Slaughter and May and Mayer Brown. She has also worked as a strategy, policy and governance consultant to pension schemes of all sizes. Jo is also a past member of several industry committees and other decision-making bodies.

PAUL STEIN
Paul is an experienced fundraising director and consultant, specialising in start-ups and the building of effective philanthropic partnerships. He began his career at Macmillan Cancer Support, before moving to World Jewish Relief, where he became their first Director of Fundraising, Marketing & Communications. During his seven-year tenure, the charity’s profile and voluntary income increased substantially, an achievement which was replicated at MQ: Transforming Mental Health, which he joined in 2014. From a standing start, the charity now raises £1.5m-£2m annually, funding innovative research which aims to transform the mental health landscape and achieve genuine patient impact. A published author (Donors for Life: A Practitioners’ Guide to Relationship Fundraising), Paul has been regularly acknowledged in a list of the UK’s 50 most influential fundraisers.

UZMA ZAHID
Uzma was among the very first cohort of Anne Frank Ambassadors, having completed her training in Bradford in 2008. She completed a BSc in Psychology at Royal Holloway University of London, and an MSc at King’s College London. She is now conducting research in psychiatric imaging for a PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London and in collaboration with Imperial College London. Her research interests lie in the neurobiology of psychosis and early intervention in psychosis.

MIKE BETTLES
Mike worked as an English teacher and Head of Department in various schools before becoming deputy at Heathfield Community School in Taunton in 2001. The school has been designated Outstanding since 2003.. Mike has also undertaken considerable work for the Taunton Teaching Alliance – including a key role in two successful SSIF bids. Mike was one of the authors of the SSAT Vision 2040 pamphlet, an advisor on the development of the SSATs Framework for Exceptional Education, a contributor to the London Leadership Strategy’s book Gathering Greatness and a regular contributor on International Education to a variety of forums. He has a particular interest in international education, the arts in education and the development of elite sports people. Mike has worked on Erasmus and Comenius projects with schools across Europe and he has advised organisations such as the Fulbright, the LTA and the MCC. In addition to working as a facilitator for Growing the Top, he has worked for Bristol University, the International Baccalaureate Organisation, Erasmusplus and The British Council.

JEFFREY KRIEK, TREASURER
Jeffrey is an experienced finance director in high growth companies in the Telecom sector. He began his career in investment banking at ABN AMRO and RBS, advising TMT companies on corporate finance and capital raising transactions. Jeffrey holds an MSc in Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands.