Key People


Senior Management Team

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Charlotte Timson, Chief Executive

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.


Maveen Pereira, Director of Programmes

Maveen has over 40 years’ experience of work in South Asia on a range of development issues and focusing on a variety of supply chains.


Sally Thompson, Head of Finance

Sally is a Chartered Accountant, and has worked for Traidcraft Exchange since 2004.


Amy Wilson, Head of Fundraising

Amy started working at Traidcraft Exchange in July 2018 after spending 10 years working in fundraising and marketing for a health charity.

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Mary Milne, Head of Campaigns and Communications

Prior to joining Traidcraft Exchange in 2014, Mary led campaigns on international development and older people’s issues at Christian Aid and Age UK respectively.


Board of Trustees


Jenny Borden (Deputy Chair)

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

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.


Robin Roth (Traidcraft Chief Executive)

Robin sits of the Board of Traidcraft Exchange as the Chief Executive of Traidcraft plc, a post he has held since 2016. Prior to that he was Managing Director of Germany-based GEPA for seven years.

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Sarah Hughes

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

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

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



David Neale

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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Laurence Sewell

Laurence has over 45 years’ experience working in international development for donors, public organisations and the private sector, specialising in monitoring, evaluation & learning.


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