The registered charity name of Mary’s is St Mary Islington Community Partnership.  It is governed by a Board of Trustees.  The Board meets

about 8 times a year to discuss the strategic matters and priorities of the charity.

The day to day management of the organisation is the responsibility of the Chief Executive Officer.

The current Trustees of Mary’s are:

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Helen Mylam (Chair since July 2010) – previously worked in the public sector as a product manager for national police computer systems where she gained knowledge and experience in people management,  project management, strategic planning and risk management.  She lives in Highbury attends St Mary’s Church and helps out with pastoral and children’s work.


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Martin Griffiths  Martin is a corporate lawyer who specialises in advising clients in the financial services sector. He lives in Islington.




Alan Shaw – is a commercial lawyer with 20 years experience working in both private practice and in-house. He lives in Islington and is a long-term member of St Mary’s Church, having served on the PCC for many years and has helped with children’s work in the Church.




Ian Mylam – Ian is a retired shipbroker and Lay Minister at St Mary’s Church.   He has had a long involvement with the Youth Club and ran football and cricket teams in 1980s/1990s.  He is active in his role as trustee in fund raising and as the trustee lead on safeguarding.



Jan Pester – Jan has a long career in marketing and communications and now runs her own strategic consultancy.  This experience enables her to bring her expertise in brand development, internal and external communications and research to the board.  She lives in Islington, is a member of St Mary Islington congregation and is a PCC-nominated trustee.


lisaLisa Waterman – is a communications professional with several years’ experience in corporate communications, most recently as vice president of global campaigns at Barclays and projects & programmes communications manager at BP. Lisa is a member of St Mary’s Church, having formerly lived in Islington and now lives in West London.


Ruth_OgierRuth Ogier – has worked in the not for profit sector for most of her career and is currently Programme and Partnerships Manager for Hope for Children.  She attends St Mary’s church.




Craig Bowen – Craig is a restructuring consultant providing financial management advice and expertise in financial management and operations. Originally from Wolverhampton, Craig now lives in Islington and was married at St Mary’s Church.




Cheryl Barrow – Treasurer, is a qualified accountant, with over 20 years experience in audit and accounting and ex-director of two London charities. Presently a freelance accountant and consultant, she lives in Islington, is a keen environmentalist and attends St Mary Islington.



Laura Megaw – Laura works as an educational senior leader in both secondary and primary schools, with specialisms in communications, partnerships, outreach, and post 16 education. She is a local Islington resident.