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Rosie Parr MA, Solicitor (Chair)

Rosie studied history and law at Cambridge University and then qualified as a solicitor. She spent 40 years working for a wide range of law firms as a commercial lawyer and in general practice.  She then specialised in advising charities and social enterprises and in 2009 established her own legal firm.  Rosie has been a trustee of Futures for Women since 2010 and became its chair in 2019. She is also a trustee of a charity providing residential and day care for adults with learning disabilities.

Joanna Murray (Vice Chair)

Joanna has been a trustee since 1995 and acted as chair of the charity for four years.   She is also a former beneficiary of a FfW interest-free loan which helped her pay for the costs of a flying exam.  Joanna spent many years working as a commercial pilot and has also been a flying instructor.  She is now retired from the aviation industry and works on a number of interests from home.

Quintilla Wikeley

Quinn joined our Board in January 2020.  She is a director of the Brunswick Group specializing in global health and consumer industries – working with a range of organisations on reputation-building projects and campaigns. Prior to joining Brunswick, Quinn was head of communications for the Art Fund – where she led the communications on major fundraising, consumer and corporate campaigns.

Harriet Anderson

Harriet became a trustee of Futures for Women in January 2020.  She works for the Gates Foundation, focusing on grants and contracts made by the Donor Government Relations team. Before joining the foundation, Harriet worked as a Parliamentary Assistant to an MP in the House of Commons. Harriet is the daughter of a long-time supporter and so has a family connection to Futures for Women.

Victoria Lee BArch MA MSc FRSA

Victoria joined the Futures for Women Board in June 2020.  She is an Urban Development Strategist with over 12 years of experience advising UK and international governments, property developers and master planning teams on large-scale, complex and nationally significant projects. Victoria is currently the Lead Programme Manager on infrastructure at the Design Council and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, both UK-based charities which are at the forefront of design, innovation and social change.

Dr Andrea Dexter

Dr Andrea Dexter studied at Sheffield University Medical School and has been a General Practitioner since 1988. She has been involved in medical education from 1994 to 2014, for which she was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners.  She now works for the South Central Ambulance Trust and the Helen Bamber Foundation and outside of work is a Parish Councillor.  Andrea joined our Board in September 2021.

Ayesha Bharmal

Ayesha Bharmal is a Partner at Brunswick Group and co-lead of the firm’s Healthcare & Life Sciences team in the UK, providing advice to companies across the sector in areas including corporate communications, reputation management and disease awareness campaigning. Prior to Brunswick Ayesha spent 15 years specialising in healthcare communications, in agency and at the global pharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca. Her early career included a focus on consumer technology, both in agency and as a Government Press Officer.  Ayesha joined the Futures for Women board in December 2021.

Louise Paterson

Louise is a former beneficiary of Futures for Women and joined the board of trustees in December 2021.  After reading Art History at Cambridge University and completing the Graduate Diploma in Law, Louise studied for a postgraduate certificate in Art Crime and Antiquities Trafficking at the University of Glasgow, funded in part by a loan from Futures for Women.  Now a solicitor, Louise provides legal and tax advice to individuals, trustees and charities, with a particular focus on artwork, cultural property and national heritage.