Key People


Ram Gidoomal CBE (Chair of board)

Ram Gidoomal, CBE, is a businessman and entrepreneur who over the last twenty years has used his business acumen to support the work of numerous public and charitable organisations.

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Robin Roth (Traidcraft Chief Executive)

Robin was Managing Director of Germany-based GEPA for seven years before he took up his role as Chief Executive at Traidcraft in October 2016.


Charlotte Timson (Director of Traidcraft Exchange)

Charlotte joined in 2014, having spent more than ten years in international development, including as Country Director for Christian Aid in Malawi, and working with the Fairtrade Foundation and Restless Development, leading their global programmes.


Liz May (Director of Policy and Advocacy)

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Liz Cotton (Board)

Liz is Director of Rainbow Turtle Just Trading Ltd - a fair trade business and charity based in Paisley. 

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David Neale (Board)

David is Group Commercial Director for English Lakes Group. He has significant experience of marketing branded consumer goods in highly competitive markets.

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Margaret Sentamu (Board)

Margaret is a Non-executive director of the Leeds & York Mental Health Trust. She's also a trustee/patron of a number of charities mainly to do with education, health and poverty in the global south.

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Sarah Hughes (Board)

Sarah has more than 30 years’ experience in the development sector. She has worked for a number of international NGOs in senior management positions. 

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Chris Moorhouse (Board)

Chris has had a number of commercial and charity Board roles including 8 years as Chair of the Institute of Business Ethics. He was previously Group Vice President HRM of BP plc.

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Matt Edmunson (Board)

Matt is an entrepreneur who runs a group of health and beauty companies including online retail, salons and a consultancy service.


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Jenny Borden (Board)

Jenny has worked in the international development sector for more than 40 years. She was previously Deputy Director and International Director at Christian Aid.


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