Sandra was appointed to the Board of Trustees in December 2019.

A Chartered Accountant, she was formerly Finance Director of the Canal & River Trust. Prior to that she spent eight years as Finance Director at NHBC (the National House Building Council). She is a Non-Executive director of Finsbury Growth & Income Trust plc as well as being Chair and Governer of Headington School in Oxford. She previously held senior finance positions in the commercial sector, most notably for BMW GB.

Deborah was appointed to the board of Trustees in December 2019.

She brings 30 years’ experience as a Senior Investment Banker primarily as a Director for Barclays Investment Bank and Merrill Lynch. She is now a Non-Executive Director and member of the Investment Committee of The Methodist Insurance Company.and a pension fund trustee for the Leprosy Mission International.


Nick spent over 31 years working for several asset management organisations, the last 17 years as a Managing Director with BlackRock, currently the world’s largest asset manager. Nick spent almost all of his career as a fund manager specialising in UK Equities. In addition to a BA in Economics, he also has a Masters Degree in Finance from the London Business School. Nick chairs the Investment Committee and also sits on the Audit Committee.

As well as his work with The Land Trust, Nick is also a member of the Investment Committee of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Nick was appointed to our board of trustees in December 2019.

Nick is the Research Manager for the Faculty of Science at the University of Sheffield. He previously worked on the ‘Realising Just Cities’ project, helping to co-ordinate the programme of work and the design, delivery and evaluation of co-production projects across two-city regions in the North of England. He has a PHD in the natural sciences and is also a qualified Chartered Surveyor.

Jon Irvine, from Homes England, joined the board of Trustees in September 2019. Jon is an experienced Chartered Surveyor who has worked for Homes England (previously the Homes and Communities Agency) since 2004 in a number of roles including management of the agency’s Commercial Joint Ventures and leading the Development and Disposals teams. Jon currently leads the Contingent Assets and Liabilities and Commercial Disposals Team dealing with the resolution of historic land and property matters alongside disposals of the agency’s non-core and commercial land.


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