UP is managed by a trustee board comprising of six trustees.
Stuart Roden: Chair
Stuart Roden is Chairman of Lansdowne Partners, a senior partner and a member of its management committee. Prior to joining Lansdowne Partners in 2001, Stuart was a Managing Director of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM). Stuart started his career in the City in 1984, joining SG Warburg & Co. Stuart is the non-executive chairman of the investment committee of Marylebone Partners LLP, chairman of the Jewish Care and Oxford Centre of Jewish and Hebrew Studies investment committees. He is a Trustee of One Family UK, Jewish Care, Oxford Centre of Jewish and Hebrew Studies, The Covenant and Conversation Trust (Lord Sacks’ Foundation), and UCL Institute of Jewish Studies. He is also heavily involved in a number of other charities including Afrikids, Shelter & Myeloma UK.
Stuart received a 1st class honours degree in Economics (BSc) from the London School of Economics.
Brian Linden: Vice Chair
Brian is a founder partner of the Private Equity firm Cinven which he joined in 1985. He has been involved in transactions including Aprovia, Dynacast, Gardner Merchant, IPC, MediMedia, NCP, Springer, Truvo and Ziggo. Brian continues as a Board Director of the managing entities of the Cinven Funds.
Before establishing 2nd Chance, Brian had been involved in a number of charities and taught maths at the Urban Academy in Southwark where his experience of teaching young people who are striving to achieve academic qualifications and a position in the workplace encouraged him to set out the blueprint for 2nd Chance.
John Frieda: Vice Chair
The London born John Frieda began his career as a junior for legendary stylist, Leonard, and soon made a name for himself in the industry. During the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s his flagship salons in London, Paris, New York and LA became the centre for creative excellence and attracted the cream of celebrities, top models and those of influence in the fashion, beauty and media worlds. In the early ‘90s his eponymous hair product range was launched and within a decade became one of the largest and most successful global brands becoming best sellers in every country where it was launched. He sold the product company in 2002 and now devotes most of his time to charitable pursuits.
In 2009 he founded the charity “HAIRraising” to help raise money to build two new, state of the art operating theatres for Great Ormond Street Hospital. HAIRraising worked in conjunction with the organisation “Theatres for Theatres” and together they raised £4M to build the operating theatres which have now been completed and which have enable the hospital to increase the number of operations it performs by 20%. HAIRraising continues to raise money for GOSH and has just raised close to another £1m to go toward the building of a new respiratory wing in the hospital.
He has also founded a sister charity to HAIRraising in America which raises funds for the highly renowned Children’s Hospital Boston.
In 2012 John founded a new charitable venture in conjunction with Kids Company called The School of Confidence. He personally provided all of the financing for this venture and was hands on in running the operation. He employed two full time staff and the school helped to build the confidence of 100+ students who come from severely disadvantaged backgrounds.
William de Winton: Treasurer
William is a partner of Lansdowne Partners where he ran the Global Financial Fund until early 2015. Prior to that he was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley. He has extensive interest in education-based charities. He helped establish the Prince Albert Foundation (for bursaries) at Wellington College in the period 2011-15, and he is a founding Trustee of the Springboard Bursary Foundation, which seeks to offer life-changing bursaries in the private sector for disadvantaged pupils.
Tatty Amory has a decade of experience at a senior level within children’s charities in the UK. She has worked in corporate fundraising, volunteering and directly managing therapeutic programmes. Prior to this, Tatty worked in the finance sector, and spent 3 years working in Romania with orphans and children living with HIV.
Tom Bible co-manages the Bondi Foundation, a US-based family foundation, that seeks to help communities in the Global South to build capacity across key areas such as regenerating food, water and energy systems.
Tom is also a trustee of the Barrow Foundation UK (a UK based charity) that acts as the international fund-raising and education arm of the Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) in Phoenix, Arizona.
Previously a Head Start Teacher, Jeanne then Headed Psychotherapy Services at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and was a Consultant Psychotherapist in Ellern Mede Centre for Eating Disorders in London. She trained at the Tavistock Clinic in London to become a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist (PhD level), Family Psychotherapist and Adult Psychotherapist. Previous vice-president and joint coordinator of training, she currently teaches for the Centro Studi Martha Harris Tavistock model trainings in Florence and Venice, Italy. She works as a private child, adult and family therapist and consults, publishes and gives talks and in London and internationally. She also currently teaches on the Tavistock Programme on Suicide and Self-Harm. Her multi-lingual publications include her editing of Universals of Psychoanalysis, and jointly edited Psychotherapy with Families, Crises in Adolescence, Intimate Transformations: Babies with their Families, The Silent Child: Communication without Words (Karnacs, 2012) and Observacion du Bebes (Mexico City, Mexico: PAIDOS, 2012) and Creativity and Psychotic States (Routledge:2015) and Bebegi Anlamak (Infant Observation) (Istanbul: Balgam Press:2016)