Thomas Newman, Chairman
Tom joined the Foundation Trust in September of 2016 as an independent trustee and chairman.
Tom has lived in West London and worked in the City since 1980. His career has been involved with a wide range of positions in the international financial markets. He currently consults with clients in the financial markets as well as working with charities directly and through the livery company in which he is on the Court.
Tom grew up outside of Chicago, attended a local school and graduated from Princeton University with honours in Economics. After serving as an officer in the US Navy he obtained a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley. He then entered banking in San Francisco.
Toby Young, Trustee
Toby is one of the founders of the West London Free School. He was the first CEO of the Trust from 2014 - 2016 and remains a Director. Toby is a journalist and the author of How to Lose Friends and Alienate People (2001), The Sound of No Hands Clapping (2006), How to Set Up a Free School (2011) and What Every Parent Needs to Know (2014).
Suzie Hobart, Trustee
Caroline Bondy, Trustee
Clare Roberts, Trustee
Clare joined the Foundation Trust in May 2017. She is a specialist in advertising and marketing and has worked with some of the UK's best loved brands such as the BBC, The Economist, Sainsbury's and Unilever. She is currently Head of Brand Marketing at ITV. Clare has three children. Her two eldest boys attend WLFS secondary school and her daughter will follow. She grew up in West London and was educated at Godolphin & Latymer. She studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford.