Board of Trustees

board of trustees

Our Board of Trustees serves as the governing body to everything One25 does.

The Board meets quarterly and there are two subcommittees:

  • Finance, audit, risk and governance
  • Services and operations

Our Trustees are:

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Rachel Clark


Rachel is an independent consultant working with purpose-led organisations, advising on strategy, organisation development and complex change. Rachel has extensive Board leadership experience, as executive director, non-executive director, trustee, and Chair, gained in organisations seeking to achieve positive social impact.

Steve Rixon

Stephen Rixon

Vice Chair

Stephen is a recently retired Charted Surveyor with a career in leadership and strategic development. He has guided, mentored and empowered high performing teams to achieve commercial growth, performance improvement and business transformation gains for their clients, staff and the bottom line. As a commercially focussed director, he has invested in, transformed and grown UK and International businesses in established and emerging markets.

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Matt Bentley


Matt spent over 15 years working for various social landlords before retraining as a chartered accountant. He has extensive experience of working with a wide range of organisations from across the private, public and voluntary sectors.

Karen Black

Karen Black

Karen has worked in leadership roles within the local voluntary sector. Her background is in services for young people and families, mental health and supporting those affected by substance misuse. With over twenty years’ experience in the voluntary sector, she has a focus on developing and delivering services for those with complex needs and she is passionate about sustained system change and partnership working.

Rebecca Dunn

Rebecca Dunn

Rebecca has worked as a senior manager in local health services since 2006. She has a background in hospital general management and business planning, and now works to deliver improvements across health and care in a system transformation role.

Fiona Parfitt

Fiona Parfitt

Fiona has over 30 years working in HR in a variety of roles, supporting operational and change management in the public sector.

Melody Brown

Melody Brown

Melody is a solicitor in private practice with over 15 years experience in family law. She is an accredited children’s law specialist and has also provided pro bono legal advice through a number of voluntary organisations in all areas of family law.


Shiona MacPherson

Shiona has a background as a management consultant and senior fundraising manager, including five years as part of the One25 team. She now works in the NHS promoting collaboration between hospitals across the South West to improve patient care.

Zoe Davies

Zoe Davies

Zoe works in the nature conservation sector, specialising in collaboration and coalition building. She currently manages a cross-sector partnership of local authorities, NGOs and private sector organisations in the West of England with a focus on multi-partner project development and fundraising.

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Anastasia Blaize

Anastasia has worked in various roles within Mental Health Services for 15 years ensuring the embedding of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. She is also an accredited mediator.

Jacqui Goozzee

Jacquie Goozee

A Social Policy and Women’s Studies graduate, Jacquie brings career experience in the field of Corporate Communications and PR; as well as an understanding of Addiction & Recovery services. Jacquie divides her time between London and Bristol, and is Mum to four children.

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Lynn Gibbons

Lynn has over 12 years experience in Public Health, most recently in a local authority setting, and has held a strong focus on the wider determinants of health and tackling inequalities.

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Ella Remes

Ella has worked in operational and strategic leadership roles in national NGO’s for over 15 years. Qualifying in Social Work 22 years ago, Ella specialises in safeguarding and is currently driving forward the implementation of protection from sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment strategies in countries in the Global South. Ella is passionate about co-created service provision, ensuring the experiences of service users are at the core of the design, delivery and evaluation of provision.

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