TRUSTEES

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Our Trustees are experts in their fields, providing guidance and oversight that helps drive LMK forward.
They ensure LMK is run in the best interest of the young people we work with, fulfils its objectives, and complies with laws and regulations.

Kirsten WestlakeChair of Trustees

Kirsten Westlake

Chair of Trustees

Kirsten has over a decade's experience working with start-up charities, particularly those related to the rights of women and girls. As well as her work for LMK, she is the director of Two Magpies Fund and also serves as a magistrate in London.  Before this, she co-founded and ran the North London operations of Little Village. She spent most of her early career in business development and marketing, in particular at the BBC.  Kirsten holds a first-class BA (Hons) from Oxford University, and an MBA from London Business School.  Together with Saloni, she co-founded Let Me Know in 2020 and is now its Chair of Trustees.

Helen Wolstenholme

Helen Wolstenholme

Helen is a barrister specialising in clinical negligence and personal injury, with a strong focus on cases involving psychiatric injury. She also sits as a part-time judge in the Crown Court. When she’s not working, she can mostly be found cycling around London, playing with her young children or enjoying the company of good friends.

Ndubuisi Uchea

Ndubuisi Uchea

Ndu is co-founder at Word On The Curb and an Impact Fellow at The Conduit. An expert in youth engagement, he specialises in creating content that connects with underrepresented communities, millennials and GenZ.

Umeeda Nathoo

Umeeda Nathoo

Umeeda is a brand marketer with over 15 years’ experience gained leading some of the world’s most well-known and well-loved brands. She is passionate about transferring her extensive knowledge to the non-profit sector and helping to build organisations that she feels strongly about. When she’s not working, she enjoys travelling and exploring new places with her friends, family and 3 children.

Louise Harland

Louise Harland

Louise is a year 5 primary school teacher.  Before that, she was a non-profit professional and researcher, with a particular interest in social-emotional learning. She was Deputy Director of Boston Afterschool & Beyond, an education non-profit focused on exploring innovative ways for youth to build knowledge, skills and experience beyond the classroom.

Keith MorganEDI Lead

Keith Morgan

EDI Lead

Keith is the CEO of Voluntary Action Camden, an infrastructure organisation that support over 300 VCS organisations in Camden. He is interested in supporting the development of a more inclusive and sustainable local VCS that champions social justice, and tackles inequality head-on. The foundation of his career is in youth work, where he learnt a lot about self-imposed and system-built barriers to progression. He is particularly interested in supporting LMK’s youth advisory board.

Sophie BlumenchanChair of HR Subcommittee

Sophie Blumenchan

Chair of HR Subcommittee

Sophie is an award-winning entrepreneur, having built and led an advertising and technology agency from infancy to industry-leading. She is passionate about creating equitable, diverse and inclusive organisations. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, yoga, and dreaming of being on a beach in New Zealand.

Nicole Walsh

Nicole Walsh

Nicole is a gender-based violence and violence against women and girls consultant. She is also a qualified Independent Sexual Violence Advocate and has spent the past 5 years supporting young people emotionally and practically in this role. With 15+ years’ experience working with children and young people, she has designed, developed, and delivered services for them in the fields of education, sexual violence and mental health, both as a frontline worker and through senior leadership roles within the charity sector. Passionate about youth voice, co-production and play, in her spare time Nicole enjoys long walks and finding the best baked goods in town.

Emma NeillieTreasurer & Chair of Finance Subcommittee

Emma Neillie

Treasurer & Chair of Finance Subcommittee

Emma is a chartered accountant with extensive experience in audit and forensic accounting, both for the professional services firm PWC and the global media and entertainment company Warner Media.

Esther TimsonChair of Safeguarding Subcommittee

Esther Timson

Chair of Safeguarding Subcommittee

Esther began her voluntary sector career as a helpline volunteer with Rape Crisis, before moving to Victim Support to manage their Pan-London Victim Assessment and Referral Triage Service and working as an Independent Domestic Violence Advocate in the City Of London. She established and leads the British Red Cross’ specialist safeguarding team, supporting 3,000 staff and 15,000 volunteers with complex child and adult safeguarding concerns, both in the UK and internationally. Esther is currently completing a master’s degree in social work and social care senior leadership at the University of Birmingham. When not working she can be found spending time with her children, Dalmatian Indy, supporting her local church, or throwing a good house party!

Meet Our Co-Founders

Saloni Thakrar
Co-Founder

Saloni is an accomplished pharmacist with a US Doctorate (Pharm D.), a Master of Public Health (MPH), and extensive clinical experience. She served as Chair of Healthwatch Camden, a statutory health and social care charity, from 2017 to 2020. Saloni has also been Chair of the Camden Patient Public Engagement Group and Lay Member for NHS England on two committees. She was Trustee for the charity Little Village and is Development Advisor for the charity Magic Breakfast. Saloni is passionate about making a difference to young people, especially by promoting and supporting greater youth participation in public life.

Kirsten Westlake
Co-Founder & Chair of Trustees

Kirsten has over a decade’s experience working with start-up charities, particularly those related to the rights of women and girls. As well as her work for LMK, she is the director of Two Magpies Fund and also serves as a magistrate in London.  Before this, she co-founded and ran the North London operations of Little Village. She spent most of her early career in business development and marketing, in particular at the BBC.  Kirsten holds a first-class BA (Hons) from Oxford University, and an MBA from London Business School.

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