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.
Ken Coppock was appointed a member of caba’s Support Services Committee in 2016 and co-opted to the Board in February 2017. He qualified with Coopers & Lybrand and has had a career working in consultancy and the communications sector. He held a number of senior positions during his career, including CFO of a company’s American operations and director of their Africa, Middle East and Indian Ocean operations. In 2005 Ken retired and took up the role of Finance Director for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and its sister organisation, The International Award Foundation until 2014. Ken also served as a trustee of the Thames Hospice from 2014-2021.
Roger Merchant is a Chartered Accountant and a Charity Specialist Partner for UHY Hacker Young, a national Accountancy and Business advisory firm. After graduating from Bristol University in Economics and Statistics, Roger worked in London and Warsaw as a partner with PwC, before moving to the East Midlands 25 years ago. He is a former President of the Leicestershire & Northamptonshire District Society and has represented them on the ICAEW Council for ten years, including sitting on the Ethics Advisory Committee. His voluntary roles also include trustee / audit committee of Warwick Care, Derby Museums, Leicester College, East Midland Housing and Leicester Business Voice. Outside work, Roger enjoys playing golf and is a season ticket holder at Leicester City FC. He is married and lives in a village near Melton Mowbray and has four sons.
Phillippa Seagers serves caba in two capacities, as both a trustee and a member of our Support Services Committee. She attended Durham University where she gained an undergraduate degree in politics and economics and following this qualified as a chartered accountant. Her experience is extensive having worked at senior management level for many years within the private and charity sectors. She started out at Coopers & Lybrand in London before spending eight years working in the Norwich and Northampton. After this she moved to BDO and then the Seckford Foundation, an endowed charity, which specialises in the care and support of the elderly and the young. As well as her voluntary work with caba, Phillippa is an active board member of her local Community shop and served as a governor of a prep school. She’s married, lives in Suffolk with her family and cocker spaniel and recently completed an MA with the University of London.
Kaaeed Mamujee, a partner at specialist firm M Cubed Chartered Accountants, was appointed President of caba in 2019. An economics graduate, he undertook his chartered accountancy training with KPMG. After qualifying he spent 15 years in industry where he worked in senior position for large multinationals including United Biscuits where he was UK Financial Controller, and others including Calor Gas and Six Continents. Kaaeed has served as non-executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of NHS Leicestershire County & Rutland Primary Care Trust, and Vice Chair of Governors at South Leicestershire College. He’s also currently a Support Member for the ICAEW. Outside work Kaaeed supports community-based organisations such as Round Table where he served as President. He’s always game for a challenge and has walked and cycled the England Coast-to-Coast route and enjoys travelling internationally.
Fay Ashwell has worked in the finance industry for 25 years, most recently as an Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer at Oxford University Endowment Management Ltd. She joined OUem in November 2007 and, prior to this, spent eight years at the Wellcome Trust, the UK’s largest medical research charity. Fay is a graduate of the University of Kent (BSc Hons) and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen in 1999.
Angela Catlin is a Chartered Accountant with over twelve years banking experience. She is an experienced Investor Relations professional spending five years as an Associate Director of Investor Relations at Lloyds Banking Group before joining The Co-operative Bank as Head of Investor Relations in July 2023. She’s previously worked closely with ICAEW students as her role as Deputy QPRT for the Finance Graduate Scheme at Lloyds Banking Group and has also spent time as a professional mentor. Angela is married and is mum to twin boys Leo and Logan.
Toby Bushill is a chartered accountant specialising in tax with a focus on the charity sector. He qualified with Price Waterhouse in London and has more than 30 years’ experience as a tax specialist, latterly with Deloitte in Birmingham and London. For the past seven years he was Head of Tax at the British Council, a global charity and the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Toby has a particular interest in charities and, until 2017, served for some years on the committee of the ICAEW’s Charity and Voluntary Sector special interest group. Toby lives in Warwickshire with his wife and has three children. In his spare time, he enjoys messing about in boats and amateur choral singing.
Colin Williams joined caba as a trustee and member of the Investment Committee in July 2017. Colin is a retired Chartered Accountant who trained with a small firm, worked for a large firm and then became a self-employed tax consultant and part-time University Lecturer. He also has considerable experience of working with charities. One of his current roles is the Chairman of a Charitable Trust which is required to financially assist the ‘poor and needy’ of Bristol. Colin has written a book on the history of his old school, travelled extensively around the world and has been a cruise ship lecturer presenting about globalisation and is a passionate supporter of his local football team, Bristol City. He has also been very active in public life and is an Honorary Alderman of the City and County of Bristol.
Isabel DiVanna is a values-driven Director-level business development professional. She specialises in sales and commercial strategy - from new business models and markets, to new products and services, including digital. Her expertise is business development and commercial revenue growth through portfolio realignment and design, including innovation strategy, pricing, marketing, sales and business development. Isabel is a Fellow of various societies and institutes and an accredited civil /commercial mediator. Outside of work, she is a trustee at the partnership Asthma + Lung UK.
Laks Mann is an award-winning Diversity and Inclusion Champion with a career spanning the corporate, charitable and public sectors. He is currently working at the College of Policing on their National Talent Development Strategy. Laks qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2001, specialising in Real Estate M&A Tax, before joining JLL and Deutsche Bank to work in International Strategy Finance roles. He is a Mayor of London appointed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor to City Hall, and a Trustee for South Asian Heritage Month. Laks was listed in the UK's Diversity Power List 22/23, is the LGBT+ Positive Role Model 2020 Award Winner at the prestigious ITV National Diversity Awards, and was listed in the UK's Top 30 BAME Leaders of 2020 by University of Oxford, House of Commons, Lloyd's Bank and Operation Black Vote.
Anne Davis is a Chartered Accountant, with over 25 years’ experience in strategy, governance, risk, compliance, regulation and change management gained in a wide variety of sectors. She has been a trustee and chair of several charity boards in the well-being, health, and social care sectors.
She currently has a portfolio career, a blend of voluntary, non-executive and consultancy roles. Most recently, Anne was Associate Director for RSM UK, where she had oversight responsibility for anti-money and sanctions compliance to mitigate legal and regulatory risks.
Prior to that she had various senior roles in professional accountancy bodies including ICAEW. She also has experience of charity accounting, membership support, stakeholder engagement and government policy making.
She is married and has three sons. Outside work, she enjoys photography, singing in a local pop and rock choir, exercising and Tai Chi.
Anokhee is a Chartered Accountant bringing extensive commercial and public sector experience. After moving into the public sector she amassed broad expertise across all aspects of government finance and investment at the Department for Education. Prior to this, Anokhee held other senior positions at the Department for International Trade and HM Treasury. Other roles include private and public company experience with a mid-tier firm of Chartered Accountants. She attended Manchester University where she gained a first-class honours degree in Economics. Anokhee lives in Chiswick, West London with her husband and children.
Helen has over 25 years’ experience in audit, advisory and regulation within the financial services sector. As a standard setter, regulator and Big 4 audit partner, she has led professional services firms towards purpose-led outcomes that build trust in the profession. Whilst an audit partner at Deloitte, she had a particular sector focus in investment management and private equity. She also had various leadership positions including being the Head of People and Purpose and leading the Jersey practice in the Channel Islands. In her current role at the Financial Reporting Council, Helen oversees conduct and culture in the audit market, with a focus on ensuring the highest ethical standards. Helen lives in Bath with her husband, two teenage daughters and Labrador.
Sahil joined caba in January 2024 as a Trustee and Finance, Audit and Risk Committee member. He qualified as a chartered accountant with Grant Thornton and has 15+ years’ experience in the field of audit and risk management. Sahil currently leads the Group Internal Audit & Risk team at the British Standards Institute (BSI) and has experience in creating and developing value adding risk and assurance functions in both a listed and non-listed environment. He has extensive international experience working across cultures and has held leadership roles in London and Singapore. He is a Fellow of the ICAEW and past winner of the Institute of Internal Auditors’ audit and risk award for ‘Outstanding Team – Private Sector’. In his spare time, Sahil enjoys playing golf and travelling with his wife and daughter.
Andrew is an investment professional and charity trustee/board member. He is a graduate of Queen Mary University London & a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Securities and Investment. As well as sitting on the Board of caba and on the investment Committee, he chairs The Harrow Mission Trust, which supports the work of the Harrow Club W10 in Notting Dale. He is Honourary Treasurer of The Sir Halley Stewart Trust (which was set up by the Founder of The London Brick Company) and is a grant-giving charity that supports innovative and pioneering Social, Medical and Religious projects. He is a trustee of the Accountants Charities and the Solicitors Charity as well as an external advisor to The RCN Foundation and the Institute of Civil Engineers. He is also a governor of The Royal Masonic School at Rickmansworth and a former Master of the Worshipful Company of Ironmongers, a City of London Livery Company, as well as a board member of the Ironmongers’ Trust Company.
Rupert Terry is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a graduate in Business Studies. He currently serves as a Partner and Chief People Officer at Capula Investment Management. Rupert has worked in Financial Services for over 40 years, including a spell with Coopers & Lybrand and 19 years at J.P. Morgan. He has two sons, shares a horse, lives in London and is restoring a cottage in Oxfordshire close to the border with Warwickshire.
Mike Grant began his working life as a secondary school teacher, but then trained with KMPG in Cardiff. He spent his career as an accountant in a number of roles, firstly in local and central government and subsequently as a Finance Director in two higher education institutions in Wales. From 2004 he worked in various broad management roles within Cardiff University, retiring as a College Assistant Registrar in 2017.
David qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Robson Rhodes, now part of Grant Thornton, specialising in receiverships and liquidations during the latter part of his time with the firm. After leaving the profession David worked for the US insurance broking group Marsh & McLennan, before spending 16 years as Finance Director of the independent specialist insurance group, BMS Group. During his time with BMS David was also appointed a non-executive director of Film Finances Inc, a Los Angeles based film completion bond company. Following this David founded the consultancy firm Effective Pension Solutions, which assists companies to control and manage their defined benefit pension schemes, and he is Chairman of Minova Pension Trustee Ltd, which acts as a corporate trustee to pension schemes. David is also Chairman of LK Productions, which helps to finance and produce independent films and theatre productions.
Robert Holl is a Principal in the Investment Division at the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation, and is responsible for Commercial Property investments. He has experience of long-term investing across private and public markets, having joined Wellcome in 2012. Robert is also currently a Trustee at Thomas Pocklington Trust, a leading charity in the sight loss sector. He is a CFA charterholder and qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte at the start of his career.