Richard took over as Chair of the Kreitman Foundation in 2017. Passionate about nature and the environment, he has been focussing largely on the charity’s climate direction, best philanthropic practices and grant-making and investment strategies. Previous experience includes his role as a trustee of the Pandana Charitable Trust, with a particular humanitarian and health and welfare focus.
Emma is a solicitor in the Regulatory & Disciplinary team at Leigh Day, having trained as a social welfare lawyer at a Legal Aid firm between 2010 and 2012.
In December 2012 Emma joined Leigh Day's international department, working on corporate accountability cases. Between March 2015 and August 2018 she worked almost exclusively on a high-profile regulatory investigation and prosecution of her firm and in September 2018 helped launch a new service advising and supporting regulated professionals with compliance queries and disciplinary issues.
Fluent in Spanish, Emma has been interested in conservation and welfare issues from a young age and has looked for opportunities in her work that champion access to justice for all and promote equality.
Rowena is the Programmes Specialist in the Open Society Initiative for Europe. Previous foundation experience includes working as the Programmes Officer for the Baring Foundation, focussing on the foundation’s International Development and Strengthening Civil Society programmes and in the International Human Rights team at the Oak Foundation. She has also worked with the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust and Global Youth Connect. She holds an MSc from Durham University in human rights and development.
Anna has worked in fundraising and events for over 10 years; starting out in the charity sector with The Soldiers’ Charity and most recently in her role at Act IV, with a focus on fundraising and strategic development in the Arts. She has a strong interest in the Kreitman Foundation’s current focus areas and the philanthropy world as a whole.