Trustees

Patrick ShinePatrick Shine…

…is Chair of the Board of Trustees. Patrick has extensive experience in social entrepreneurship and social investment.

A former investment manager, Patrick has worked at UnLtd for the past six years, where he has supported many award winning social entrepreneurs in start-up, development, growth and replication stages of their initiatives. At the Shaftesbury Partnership, Patrick leads on research and development as well as managing the financial and operational aspects of the business. Previously Patrick worked for nearly 20 years in investment management, specialising in global fixed income and derivatives, and was a director of Lazard Brothers Asset Management. Patrick read Mathematics at Queens’ College, Cambridge and more recently gained an MA in Middle East Studies from SOAS.


Alison Inglis JonesAlison Inglis-Jones…

…has over 20 years public affairs experience in both the private and voluntary sectors and has managed communications with local and national groups across the political spectrum.

She also runs local community mentoring projects to support young people in South London. She is married with two sons.


Richard Sargeant…

…is currently working in the Department for Energy and Climate Change.

Prior to this Richard worked for Tony Blair with the government of Sierra Leone, and before that he worked for Google, leading their engagement on technology policy and regulation with the UK government. He has also worked in various parts of HM Treasury and the Cabinet Office. He has been a school governor, and was a founding director of Engineers without Borders UK.


Philip UdehPhilip Udeh…

…founded the social enterprise Community Builders, a youth-led social enterprise delivering innovative workshop programmes in schools.

He also consults for national charities offering expertise on youth engagement. Philip is an emerging young entrepreneur who grew up in inner-city London. He was inspired to set up Community Builders after working for three years in Lewisham running the ‘For REAL!’ youth forum for disadvantaged young people from ethnic minority backgrounds. Philip has a degree in Economics from the LSE and his first work experience was as a campaigns officer for Catholic NGO, CAFOD. He was one of the founder young trustees of the V charity.


Paul Armstrong…

…is actively involved with Breakthrough, the social enterprise fund. Paul only recently became a Trustee for The Challenge.

He supported and advised Speaking Up during their successful merger with Advocacy Partners and is now working with the management of the merged entity to facilitate their operational and financial integration and create a long-term strategic plan for the new organisation.
Previously Paul worked for 8 years as a lawyer at Ashurst a leading European law firm, and, subsequently, at Fried Frank a leading Wall St firm. Paul read Politics at the University of Bristol and gained his PGDiP Law at the College of Law London where he was the Eidos Scholar. Paul is a qualified solicitor.


Stephen Peck…

…is a Director of The Scout Association in the UK.

He has over 30 years experience of working in not for profit organisations focussed on youth development. He has held senior professional positions in YMCA England and Endeavour Training, as well as a range of community based voluntary roles. Stephen has been an advisor to The Challenge since its inception and accepted the role of Trustee in May 2010.


Eleanor Boyer…

…Completed The Challenge in 2010 and is one of two Alumni Trustees on our Board.

She was part of the Media team (better known as “The Magic Numbers”) in the Hammersmith & Fulham wave. During The Challenge, her team produced a promotional video for the Elgin Close Resource Centre and also raised over £800 in aid of Centrepoint. Eleanor has wide experience of voluntary work, having run creative writing courses both in and outside school, as well as having done long-term voluntary work at Nazareth House Home for the Elderly. She is currently at the Godolphin & Latymer School in Hammersmith doing the International Baccalaureate and hopes to study English or Russian at university.


Marcus Martin…

…Completed The Challenge in 2010 and is one of two Alumni Trustees on our Board.

Although sceptical at first, Marcus decided to participate in the challenge in the summer of 2010.He was in the sports team which was famously called the ‘Team with No-Name’, the team delivered a campaign focused on promoting Healthy eating habits to address obesity issues in Southwark. Part of this campaign was an activity day in Dulwich Park, which attracted around 100 people despite competition from a council led festival the same day. He is currently studying his A-levels at Bacon’s College, Rotherhithe. In the future, Marcus aims to go to university however; he is still undecided on his degree course.


is passionate about mentoring youth to succeed, and development of character through service to the community.


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