Our trustees and staff

Our Staff

The St Martin-in-the-Fields Charity has a staff team of 3 based at St Martin-in-the-Fields.  We are supported by a committed and able group of over 230 volunteers.

Tim Bissett – Director
Tim is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Charity, working closely with the Trustees.  Before joining St Martin’s Tim was the Chief Executive of the Church Urban Fund.
His interests include following the fortunes of Southampton FC, playing the trumpet and he is a keen cyclist.

Kirsty Cunningham – Charity Communications Manager
Kirsty is the newest member of the team.  She joined us from Excellent Development in April 2015.  Kirsty’s role is to look after our many donors and spread our message to inspire people to give and get involved.  She is another keen cyclist.

Martin Cobb – Grants and Volunteer Coordinator
Martin oversees the Vicar’s Relief Fund which receives on average 20 applications each day.  He joined St Martin’s in 2008 – when he started working in the St Martin’s shop as a retail assistant.  Martin is a avid gamer and a bit of a geek at heart.

Joe Peduzzi – Charity Administrator
Joe is our charity administrator.  He ensures the smooth running of our office, assists with grant making and the annual Christmas Appeal.  Joe does not live in a shed.

Our Trustees

The St Martin-in-the-Fields Charity has a passionate and dedicated Board of Trustees. Their job is to take the lead in driving the charity’s development by making key strategic decisions and ensuring we’re running as efficiently and effectively as possible. Our Trustees have a range of skills and expertise from a variety of backgrounds.

Patricia Castanha – Chair of Trustees
Revd Dr Sam Wells – Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields
Mike Wooldridge – World Affairs Correspondent BBC News
Helen Simpson – Director Simpson and Associates
Jonathan Burdett – Director PwC
Caroline Wiertz – Reader in Marketing at Cass Business School
Catherine Murray – Press Officer Girlguiding
Christopher Smith – Former Chief of Staff to Archbishop of Canterbury
Denis Nowlan – Head of Station Management at BBC Radio 3, Radio 4 and Radio 4 Extra
Adrian Harris – Church Warden, St Martin-in-the-Fields

You can contact our trustees here.