The Foundation’s Board of Trustees comprises a team of dedicated, local volunteers with a passion for education and supporting their local community.

Tim Church


Tim is president of MIO Partners, Inc. the Investment Office of McKinsey & Company, Inc. McKinsey is an international firm of management consultants. MIO is responsible for managing a range of investment programmes for McKinsey’s current and former partners, as well as the firm’s retirement plans. Tim joined McKinsey in 1991, to start and head up the European investment activity for the firm, taking over the running of the global activity in 1997. Prior to that, he was a director of Advent Ltd, a UK based venture capital firm. He qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse in London. Tim received an honors degree in Engineering Science from the University of Durha.

Alicia Grimaldi

Alicia lives in Chelsea, a stone’s throw from the Academy. She graduated from Cambridge in 2001 with a degree in social and political sciences, having switched from medicine at the end of the first year. She has a longstanding interest in fundraising and was responsible for setting up The Bryan Adams Foundation in 2004, of which she is also a trustee.

Justin Manson

Justin has lived in Chelsea with his wife and three children for the last sixteen years. He is a Director of the Shareholder Executive, HM Government and member of the Executive Committee, where he is responsible for managing the government’s investments in a number of government-owned companies. Before that, he was an investment banker with Morgan Stanley where he was a Managing Director and Senior Adviser for 17 years, advising companies and governments in Europe and the Americas.

Dr Niccolò Caderni

The recipient of the 1978 Award of the Italian Physical Society for his research on General Relativity, Dr Caderni has been a European Space Agency Senior Fellow at Cambridge, a Fellow at the Institute for Theoretical Physics of the University of California, and a Professor at the University of Pavia in Italy. Next, Niccolo developed an interest in the then nascent field of technology transfer, and heeded to a new calling as a technology strategist. He has worked at Bankers Trust International, was a Managing Director at Phillips, the third largest auction house in the world, and a Senior Advisor to the Bentinck Thyssen family. He also served on the Board of the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels. In 1997 Dr Caderni co-founded IPG AG, a technology incubator, with a portfolio of new media companies focusing on the delivery of digital content, and in 2000 was elected Chairman of the Board of Webiz Holding BV, the private equity fund of the Italian utility giant ENEL, Europe’s second largest energy provider. From 2005 onwards, Dr Caderni has contributed to a number of initiatives leveraging on his interest and experience in technology, private equity, art collecting, and the fostering of innovation. He is Chairman of ETT Solutions Ltd, a company offering multimedia interpretations to museums and cultural venues, a Director of Unit9, a leading digital agency, as well an advisor to a number of financial institutions.

Simone Brych-Nourry


Susan Harris

After graduating from Durham University with a degree in Politics and Social Policy, Sue spent thirteen years in Procurement roles, working in the furniture, travel, telecoms, and FMCG sectors.   The arrival of children in 2004 marked a change in direction, though negotiation skills are very much still required when dealing with her two boys, Jack and Luke.  When Jack started school, Sue decided to get involved in education as well, spending eight years as a Governor of a local primary school. She became a Parent Governor at Chelsea Academy in the summer of 2016, where she is keen to strengthen the links with the parent body and encourage parental involvement in school life.  As a fluent Italian speaker, Sue takes every opportunity to travel to the region of Abruzzo in central Italy, where she continues her quest to produce the perfect risotto.



Matt Williams

Principal of Chelsea Academy

Cllr Elizabeth Campbell

Elizabeth is a local Councillor (Royal Hospital Ward, Chelsea) and is currently responsible for Family and Children’s Services in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. She is married with four children and has lived in Chelsea for more than 35 years. Elizabeth has had extensive experience as a school governor having been Vice Chairman of the Tri-Borough Alternative Provision Multi Academy Trust, which encompasses primary, secondary and boarding provision. She was also Vice Chair of Maxilla Children’s Centre and Chair of Governors at Bousfield Primary School. Elizabeth also served as Lead Member for Education in the Royal Borough. Prior to becoming a Councillor, Elizabeth worked for Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP as a Special Advisor. She has a degree in Modern History from Oxford University.