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Two new trustees for Barrow Cadbury Trust

Barrow Cadbury is delighted to announce the appointment of two new trustees – Binita Mehta and Cathy Pharoah.


Binita Mehta works as a consultant in communications, public affairs and public relations.  She is a trustee of charity Progressive Women, helped launch an ‘electech app’ for the 2015 general election, and is a Governor of a local free school in Watford. Binita is one of the youngest council group leaders in the country, having been elected Conservative Group leader at Watford Borough Council.


Binita says: “I am very much looking forward to serving as a trustee of Barrow Cadbury Trust and helping to support organisations to achieve social justice and equality in our society.  I bring to the board a perspective on youth and diversity.  Attending a West Midlands university, and having been involved in community social action whilst there, also provides me with an empathic link to the Trust’s work.”


Cathy Pharoah is Visiting Professor of Charity Funding and co-Director of the Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy at Cass Business School. She is an expert on the funding of the voluntary sector, specialising in research on philanthropy. She produces the annual Family Foundation Giving report, with the Pears Foundation, now into its seventh edition and is collaborating with the Association of Charitable Foundations on a new series of annual Briefings on trends in foundation spending.  She has carried out research for government and many charitable clients, works with the donor advisor community, and was Research Director at Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) for 11 years. She is a founder and Policy Editor of Voluntary Sector Review, and presents widely on giving and philanthropy.


Cathy says:  “I am delighted to have this opportunity to contribute to the work of a family foundation at the leading-edge of voluntary activities in some of the most challenging rights and equality issues of our time.”