Trustees and committees

Our Trustees and committee members play a vital role in guiding the work of CABA. We are always interested in hearing from people who would be prepared to serve as Trustees and committee members when vacancies arise.

Kaaeed Mamujee

President

Kaaeed Mamujee was appointed President in 2019. Kaaeed is a Partner within a specialist firm, M Cubed Chartered Accountants, serving clients nationally from offices in the heart of the East Midlands. He is an economics graduate and trained to be a chartered accountant with KPMG. Once qualified he spent 15 years in industry where he worked for large multinationals such as Six Continents, Calor Gas and United Biscuits where he was UK Financial Controller. Kaaeed has been a non-executive Director & Chair of the Audit Committee of NHS Leicestershire County & Rutland Primary Care Trust and Vice Chair of Governors at South Leicestershire College. He is currently a Support Member for the ICAEW. Outside of work Kaaeed enjoys community based organisations such as Round Table where he served as President. He is always up for a challenge and has walked and cycled the Coast to Coast route in England and enjoys travelling internationally.

David Leafe

Vice President and Chair of Support Services Committee

David Leafe was appointed Vice President in 2016. David retired after a career starting in the profession, moving to a light engineering company, then into an association providing support services to prep school heads and finally running the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, an animal conservation charity. Over the years he has held a number of positions in small charities mostly involved in helping people. David now fills his time by travelling, tasting real ale, and watching cricket.

Susan Field

Trustee

Susan Field is a chartered accountant with over 30 years' experience, and has worked with a variety of charities, small businesses, individuals, not for profit organisations and the organisations that fund them. Susan has sat on many professional committees throughout her career and is currently a Member of Council for ICAEW, the LSCA Main committee and an ICAEW Support Member. Susan has acted as a trustee for other charities throughout her career, and is currently providing Financial Director support to a CIC working with people with learning difficulties.

Heather Lamont

Trustee and Chair of Investment Committee

Heather Lamont is a Client Investment Director at CCLA, the UK’s largest manager of charitable investment funds. She has worked in charity finance since qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1992. Before working full time in investment management, her roles included that of Finance Director at the British Lung Foundation, Editor of Charity Finance magazine, and Audit Manager at Kingston Smith LLP. She was elected to CABA’s Board of Trustees in 2013. Elsewhere she serves as a trustee of the Honorary Treasurers’ Forum and of the Robertson Trust, Scotland’s largest independent charitable grantmaker, where she chairs the Investment Committee; and she is also on the committee for ICAEW members in Scotland. As well as chartered accountancy, her qualifications include the Diploma of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment; the ICAEW's Diploma in Charity Accounting; and an MBA from Manchester Business School.

Mary Hardy

Trustee and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee

Mary is a non-executive member of the Boards and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committees of the Royal Navy, Sensyne Health plc and the Oil and Gas Authority. She is also a member of the Audit Committees of the Ministry of Defence and the Commonwealth Games Federation. She qualified as a chartered accountant with a predecessor firm of EY where she spent 19 years, the last 8 as an audit partner, and is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors. After EY her career was mainly in internal audit and risk assurance, working in Director roles for Diageo, Transport for London and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games where she was also responsible for the insurance programme.

Caitriona Flynn

Trustee and Support Services Committee member

Caitriona was appointed to the Board of Trustees of CABA in 2014 and became a member of the Support Services Committee in 2017.  Caitriona has many years of experience in compensation management both as a professional advisor and in-house. Following qualification as a chartered accountant in 1994 with Price Waterhouse in Newcastle upon Tyne, she then spent more than 5 years with Arthur Andersen in Reading, largely within the Human Capital Services practice where she was a manager handling significant projects for major clients. She then moved into Reward Consulting with Towers Watson in London, within their Executive Compensation practice. An in-house specialist HR role at E.ON in Coventry followed. Following a career break to bring up her family, she returned to consulting with PwC in their Reward and Employment practice and now works independently.  Caitriona is married and lives in Northamptonshire with her husband and two daughters.

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