Alice Dawnay

CEO & Co Founder

Blaise Boulton

Switchback Mentor

Harriet McBain

Partnerships Coordinator

Hayley Topley

Fundraising Manager

Kat Grant

Switchback Mentor

Milka Fiseha

Switchback Mentor

Monique Williams

Senior Switchback Mentor

Nadia Taylor

Finance & Office Manager

Richard Hurst

Head of Delivery

Sam Boyd

Policy & Impact Manager

Sarah Dedola

Switchback Mentor


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.

Daniel Worsley practised as a barrister and was then a Circuit Judge for seventeen years, retiring in January 2017. He became convinced that many young men in prison wanted to turn their lives round, but ended back in custody because the bitter reality of unsupported life after release was too much. He has long championed Switchback’s work as paying untold dividends not only for Trainees but also for the community and public purse.

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.

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 a Founding Consultant at PurposetoImpact, delivering a range of services for charities, social enterprise and foundations.

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.

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.


Alison Flynn
Andrew Robinson MBE
Anna Yearley
Sir David Bell
General Sir David Ramsbotham
Ed Wethered
Emma Bell
Gilbert Holbourn

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Jim Narey
John Podmore
Leah Selinger
Lizzie Day
Louis Steyn
Niall Bryant
Pamela Dow

Philip Dundas
Rachel Gill
Richard Springer
Roma Hooper OBE
Sophie Samuel
Slaney Wright
Teresa Meek
Wayne Hodges

James Reid
Mo Munim

Pellum McCook

Rasel Ahmed
Sulaiman Musa