Board of Trustees
Teresa Tideman – Chair of the Board of Trustees
Teresa Tideman is a Non-Executive Director of STDupont and a Senior Associate of Quarto Advisors, an international retail consultancy. Teresa was formerly CEO of Style Group Brands, one of the leading British Fashion Houses. Prior to that she held a number of senior roles at the Walt Disney Company including Senior Vice President and Managing Director of The Disney Store and Managing Director of the Consumer Products division for EMEA. Teresa spent time working in Australia as Fashion Director for David Jones Ltd and is also a former Executive of Arcadia having spent 13 years with the Group working across a number of the fascias. Teresa is actively involved in a number of charities in the UK and has been a Trustee of In Kind Direct since 2010.
Michael Ross – Deputy Chair of In Kind Direct International
Michael Ross is co-founder and Chief Scientist of Order Dynamics, formerly called eCommera. Prior to Order Dynamics Michael was the CEO of Figleaves.com, the world’s leading online retailer of multi-brand lingerie, underwear, hosiery and swimwear. Prior to Figleaves, Michael was at McKinsey and Company where he worked with media and retail clients in the early days of the Internet. Michael is also a non-executive director of Abcam plc. and Warehouse Express Ltd.
Robin Boles LVO
Robin Boles is the Chief Executive of In Kind Direct, hired in 1996 to start up the charity. She is an American born tax lawyer with an MBA, naturalised in 1996, after living in Britain for 14 years. Robin had a financial services career, initially specialising in taxation of Americans abroad at Arthur Young. She was then Finance and Operations Director for a small asset management company working in four countries. Subsequently, Robin worked as Deputy Chief Executive and Head of Operations at what used to be called The Investors Compensation Scheme, the official UK rescue fund for defrauded investors.
Christopher Hyman CBE
Until the end of 2013, Chris was the Group CEO of Serco, one of Britain’s largest companies, with an annual turnover in excess of £5bn and more than 120,000 employees working in over 40 countries. Prior to becoming Group CEO, Chris was Divisional Finance Director, Group Company Secretary, Corporate Finance Director and Group Finance Director of Serco. Prior to joining Serco, Chris qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen in South Africa and transferred to London to work with Ernst & Young. Chris also served as Assistant Director of the CBI in the UK. Chris holds several positions on the Boards of Charities and non governmental organisations.
Graham joined DHL in 1994 and has held a number of senior international leadership positions within the Group. Before retiring in Spring 2017 Graham was Chief Development Officer, DHL Supply Chain, for 3 years, responsible globally for all Sales, Account Management and Product Development activity, driving the M&A agenda for DHL Supply Chain and managing the global Service Logistics and Life Science & Healthcare businesses. Graham is also a Non-Executive Director of OneMed, a medical supplies distributor headquartered in Sweden, and a Trustee of Transaid, a charity whose aim is to improve livelihoods in the developing world through creating better transport arrangements.
Valerie Jaffe is Head of Operations for In Kind Direct International. Valerie trained and worked as an intellectual property lawyer. She has worked in the charity sector since 2003 and has managed charity start-up projects, including a certification scheme. Her experience has included working with representatives from government, the private sector and voluntary sector. She has also served as a trustee for a charity dealing with health issues, including a role on several sub-committees.