Accumulate is a registered charity, no.1170009 and is set up as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Accumulate benefits from having 10 trustees, who are:
Michelle Sally, Chair of Trustees
Michelle is a senior lawyer at a City commercial law firm; working with technology-based companies on industry-leading projects and providing commercial advice on a pro-bono basis to charities. As well as being appointed as Accumulate’s current Chair, she is a mentor to tech start-up companies through the Abbey Road Red incubator and was previously an adjudicator for innovation competitions for the Government’s Technology Strategy Board.
James is Head of School of Cambridge School of Creative Industries at Anglia Ruskin University. He has the responsibility for the strategic and day-to-day planning and development of the School. The School covers four subject areas: Computer Games, Film & Media, Music & Music Technology and Writing & Performance. James is an experienced Higher Education academic leader with extensive knowledge of creative learning, teaching & assessment, administration, management and widening participation. Equality, diversity, and inclusivity are at the forefront of his decision making and has a proven track record of delivering positive change. Additionally, James is a Further Education college Governor at Morley College London.
Graham is a senior adviser on creative industries policy and innovation and is currently Director of the Loughborough University Policy Unit. He has over 25 years of experience at a senior level managing policy and research programmes. He is a trustee of The Samosa, a small charity working with young BAME people in East London, and of Accumulate, the Art School for the Homeless.
Tom has over 25 years experience of working in the cultural and creative industries, digital technology and economic development. This includes direct industry experience, as well as programme management and policy work intended to grow the creative industries through initiatives around innovation, enterprise support, access to finance and skills. His particular interest is in how the culture can be best used to address long-standing policy issues around employment, regeneration and widening access.
Debra is a founding partner of SAY Property Consulting, she has over 25 years experience in residential property and is recognised as one of the major contributors to the industry. She has a keen interest in the positive social impact that can be delivered by the Real Estate sector. As well as being a Trustee of Accumulate, Debra has non-executive roles for Grove End Housing Limited, M&G Shared Ownership Fund, Deverell Smith Recruitment, Jewish Care and she is a property expert for Big Society. Previously Debra served on the Board of Notting Hill Housing for nine years and was Head of Asset and Property Management at Grainger plc.
Jon is a Non-exec director specialising in mental health with a leading NHS provider and higher education with a regional anchor institution university. Professional career in academic and professional publishing as Managing Director of global business serving health-related and other professionals and researchers. Investor in new businesses dedicated to fighting climate change via Green Angel Syndicate.
Daved is a Commercial Director at S&P Global, based in London, UK. He has more than 10 years experience in sales, analysis of the energy markets, journalism, and product management. With unique experience of end-to-end product life span, he has helped create the product that he now sells.