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Introducing our Executive Team

Jessica Taplin

Position: Chief Executive Officer

As British Gas Energy Trust’s first full time CEO, Jessica brings with her significant sector leadership and grant making experience.

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Juliah Mackenzie-Luck

Position: Head of Finance

Juliah trained as an accountant and has been in finance for all of her working career.

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Ros Halley

Position: Head of Programmes

Ros leads on the development of the Trust’s funding programmes and is passionate about empowering communities through innovative and accessible initiatives.

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Jenny Wilcox

Position: Head of Services - Direct Grants

Jenny acts as the managerial point of contact between the Trust and our remote grant assessment team.

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John Downie

Position: Senior Head of Policy and Insight

John is a highly experienced public affairs and policy professional and influencer with over 30 years experience.

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Catherine Cook

Position: Communications Manager

Catherine leads on communications for the Trust. With over ten years’ working in media and communications, she brings multi-sector communications experience.

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Hannya Hunter

Position: Programmes Manager

Hannya ensures Trust funded organisations across Britain are effectively supporting the most vulnerable within local communities.

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Hasina Ali

Position: Programmes Manager

Hasina brings over five years of experience working as an advisor/caseworker in the charity sector.

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Kim Greenfield

Position: Programmes Manager

Kim has worked in the charity sector for over seven years, working within operations management and individual grant funding.

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Paula Crymble

Position: Administration Manager

Paula is responsible for the day-to-day running of the virtual office.

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Amy Wright

Position: Outreach Programme Manager

Amy is British Gas Energy Trusts Outreach Programme Manager with several years' experience managing anti-poverty projects and initiatives.

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Rkia Sayar

Position: Programmes Assistant

Rkia assists the operational management with the development and maintenance of efficient operating and reporting procedures, ensuring a smooth delivery of Programmes.

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Beatrice Morris

Position: Communications and Administration Assistant

Beatrice assists in the implementation and delivery of communications across a range of medias. She also supports the administration manager with office based tasks.

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Marwa Malaeb

Position: Programmes Assistant

Marwa brings over 5 years of experience in the charity sector, having worked in International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) in the Middle East and the public sector in the UK.

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