Our Board

130315A_058Patricia 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.


130315A_079David 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.


PaulinePauline 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 ChandlerPaul 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 CoyleMary 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. 


130315A_053Martin 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 Strategy and People Management, 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.


130315A_041Tim 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 Caf├ędirect Producers' Foundation and Ecology Building Society.


KeithKeith 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 services for
disabled people.