The Team

Our trustees with the core team to devise strategy and ensure our legal responsibilities are met. The board is small and made up of talented people who have strong experience building businesses and community groups.

Ben Wilson - Interim Chair

Ben works in the Office of the Chairman at Liberty House Group. His financial career has been focussed on banking and traditional industry, including working previously for Nomura International, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and Noble Group. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and holds an MBA. Ben supports North London Cares’ financial management.

James Lee - Trustee

James is a born and bred Scouser and works as Head of Service in Culture and Community Development and as Service Group Manager for Prevention, Inclusion and Public Health Commissioning at a local authority. 

Vix Anderton - Trustee

Vix works to improve the lives of women and girls as individuals, in organisations, and in society. She is passionate about mental health and wellbeing, as well as diversity and inclusion issues. A former Royal Air Force Officer, she spent three years working in the international development sector running projects all over the world before moving into a portfolio career.

David Easton - Trustee

David is an Investment Manager at CDC Group, responsible for investments in Africa and South East Asia. As well as working with Liverpool Cares and the Cares Family, David is a mentor on the OnPurpose Social Enterprise Leadership scheme.

Polly Balsom - Trustee

Polly is Head of Communications and Marketing at Royal Trinity Hospice where she leads on messaging and campaign delivery. She previously worked at the charity Missing People where she was responsible for communications and partnership campaigns. Polly has worked across all fundraising disciplines as well as helping to establish HIV support charity Body & Soul’s social enterprise 'Brave'.

David Hayman - Trustee

David is a Special Advisor to the Executive Director at the One Campaign. A strategy specialist, David previously worked for education charity Ark, Educate Girls where he was responsible for expansion over three new Indian regions, and The Prince’s Trust.

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