Patricia Alexander has been
Managing Director of Shared Interest since 2006. Prior to
this, she was Managing Director of Saint-Gobain Quartz Group.
Patricia is a member of the UK Fair Trade Leader's Forum, and a
member of the Institute of Directors (IoD). Patricia is also a
Governor for Newcastle High School for Girls.
David Bowman David Bowman has a
politics degree from Durham University. Following his degree, David
became a Chartered Accountant who specialised in audit before
joining a technology company where he became Finance and Personnel
Director. For the last 20 years he has worked with a varying
portfolio of companies and charities as their part-time Finance
Director/Controller. David campaigned for Jubilee Debt Cancellation
and Trade Justice and has been a Director of a fair trade shop in
Oxford. He was also a Non-Executive Director of
Traidcraft, chairing their audit committee from 2004 - 2013.
Pauline Cameron established her
own consultancy business in 2004 delivering strategic planning,
project management and research services to the private, public and
voluntary sectors. She specialises in brokering partnerships
across sectors, most recently in developing some of Scotland's
Business Improvement Districts and delivering the Scottish Business
Mentoring Programme in Argyll and the Isles. Previously
Pauline worked in the public sector in corporate policy,
regeneration and policy led grant making (with what is now the Big
Lottery Fund). She has been active in the fair trade movement
at grass roots level for 25 years.
Paul Chandler was chief executive
of Traidcraft from 2001-13, and President of the European Fair
Trade Association from 2005-12. Drawing on his fair trade
experience and early career in Barclays Bank, he is now focusing on
promoting greater ethics in financial services, especially as that
relates to providing services to disadvantaged people. In this
connection he is a director of Engage Mutual Assurance - a
member-owned insurance company - and Chairdesignate of the William
Leech Foundation. Paul is also Chair of Durham Cathedral Council, a
Fellow of St Chad's college in Durham University and a trustee of
the County Durham Community Foundation.
Mary Coyle, MBE is a trustee of Newcastle
University staff pension plan, a Deputy Lieutenent for the Councy
of Tyne and Wear, and an advisor to Tyne Gateway, a local charity
tackling child poverty. She is a member of Northumbrian Water
Forum, an independant panel who challenge the decisions the company
makes for the future of local water and sewerage services.
Mary is also a Non-Executive Director of Gentoo whose core business
is social housing. She is also Deputy Lay Chair for
North Tyneside NHS Clinical Commissioning Group.
Martin Kyndt has worked in the
international development sector for over 25 years. Following a
spell with Sightsavers, managing their programmes in Asia the
Pacific and the Caribbean, he joined Christian Aid in 2001. He is
currently the Director of Organisational Development and Strategy,
heading up corporate strategy development, performance and
stakeholder accountability. His past non-executive roles have
included being the Chair of ECLOF, a global micro-finance NGO based
in Geneva and being the Treasurer of BOND. He is currently a
co-opted member of Sightsavers Audit Committee.
Tim Morgan has been Finance
Director at Shared Interest since 2010. He is a Chartered
Accountant and Secretary who has worked with values based
businesses for 17 years. He was Finance Director of Traidcraft for
eight years and continues to be Company Secretary of Cafédirect
Producers' Foundation and Ecology Building Society.
Sadler was Risk Director and Corporate Director for
Barclays Bank for most of his career. Prior to joining Shared
Interest, he worked as Treasury Director at Grainger plc, a quoted
property investment company. Keith has also been involved in a
number of voluntary organisations. He served on the board of Dance
City, the national dance agency for the North of England, and on
the funding committee for Percy Hedley Foundation, which provides