Seckford Foundation appoints new trustees
The Foundation has announced the appointment of two further trustees, Judi Newman and Jeston Na Nakhorn.
Judi has worked across the charitable and public sectors in local, national and international organisations as a fundraiser and philanthropy advisor for the past 20 years. She was previously the Development Director for the Suffolk Community Foundation, where she helped raise endowments for Suffolk worth over £7m from local benefactors and match funders. During her time at the Suffolk Community Foundation, Judi worked on a range of initiatives to raise awareness and funds for Suffolk communities, including Suffolk Dog Day, the EADT’s Surviving Winter Appeal and the 2011 “Hidden Needs” report from the University of Cambridge.
Judi is now establishing a new independent charity to improve access to renewable energy in remote communities in rural India, called the Armstrong Energy Global Foundation.
Jeston followed up a Classics degree from Bristol University with military training at RMA Sandhurst, after which he was commissioned into the Army, serving first in the Royal Logistics Corps and subsequently the Coldstream Guards. During a 17 year military career he served in Kosovo, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan, with further overseas postings in Italy and Denmark.
Upon retiring from the Army he joined J Sainsbury and is currently the manager of Sainsbury’s London Road Ipswich store.
Welcoming Judi and Jeston to the Foundation, Roger Finbow the Chairman, said
“I am delighted we have managed to recruit two such experienced and capable trustees whose skills and expertise will undoubtedly enhance and complement the already wide range of skills represented by our board of trustees”