Edward Mackaness was appointed to the Trustee board in September 2011. A qualified surveyor, Edward first came into contact with Switchback when helping us negotiate our office move. Having served with the Brigade of Gurkhas in the Far East, Edward moved on to hold senior management roles at Credit Suisse, BT and Prudential. After three years as a management consultant at Ernst & Young, he is currently Associate Director for Business Services at the law firm, Allen & Overy LLP.
- Edward Mackaness - Treasurer
- Duncan Shrubsole
- Jim Narey
- Katharine Danton
- Katie Beck – Chair
- Primrose Bell
- Simon Eyers
Duncan Shrubsole observed Switchback emerge and grow while working at Crisis where he led its policy, communications and research for 9 years. He is passionate about the role of charities in changing lives and public policy and is now Director of Policy Communications and Partnerships at the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales. He started his career in local government and the civil service and is a school governor in South East London.
Jim Narey joined the Prison Service as a policy advisor and later worked as Assistant Information Manager and as Bill Manager on the Racial and Religious Hatred Bill. Jim got involved with Switchback in 2008 when he was on secondment to Business in the Community, with the aim of working with businesses to increase the number of employment opportunities for people with convictions. He went on to work on the Home Office Identity and Passport Service and the Ministry of Justice’s Community Justice Project.
Katharine Danton started her career as an academic researcher and then headed up the Research and Evaluation department at The Prince’s Trust. After three years as an independent consultant for charities and government agencies, working on performance frameworks, feasibility studies and organisational change, she is now Director of Research and Policy for UnLtd, Foundation of Social Entrepreneurs.
Katie began her career in the corporate finance division of Lazard and moved into private equity in 2005. She worked as a member of the investment teams at Doughty Hanson & Co and Darwin Private Equity LLP before moving to August Equity LLP in 2015, where she is now responsible for portfolio performance and monitoring. Katie joined the Switchback Trustee Board in 2008 and became Chair in 2015. She holds a degree in Philosophy and Economics from the London School of Economics.
Primrose Bell is a Family Panel Magistrate. With over 40 years experience as a charity trustee, she and her husband have been strong supporters of Switchback since its inception and Primrose was the Chair of Trustees for six years up until June 2014.
Simon Eyers studied Electrical Engineering at Edinburgh in the 1980’s. He then went onto become a banker at SG Warburg, Goldman Sachs & Credit Suisse, before setting out on his own in 2000. Simon is now a private equity investor at Warburg Pincus.
H H Judge Daniel Worsley (Ret.)
Sir David Bell
General Sir David Ramsbotham