Who's who on our board
The Board of Trustees governs London City Mission and establishes the overall strategy and policy. They advise and support Chief Executive Graham Miller in implementing the vision, determine matters of principle, and deal with budgeting and other financial matters.
Mark, our Chair and longest-standing board member has been with us since 1991. He has wide experience chairing numerous trade associations and committees, as well as being a practising solicitor and General Counsel for two banks. He lives in Idle Hill, Kent, and attends St Nicholas Anglican Church in Sevenoaks, with his wife Susan. They have two daughters, one son and one granddaughter.
Marcia, a family lawyer who specialises in representing children in care, joined the board in 2015. For the past nine years she has volunteered as chaplain at Holloway Prison, and has many years of experience working with Teen Challenge amongst those struggling with drug and alcohol addictions. She lives in east London and attends Shoreline Calvary North London. She has two grown-up children, a son and daughter.
Ewen is another recent addition to our board, and joins us from an executive search background. Ewen chairs our Human Resources Subcommittee. He’s married to Jemimah, and has his hands full with two young children. Together they attend a church plant, Anglican Mission Order, on the Isle of Dogs, and regularly visit Café Forever and Husk Coffee, two of London City Mission's cafes. Ewen also plays football with local dads through an LCM outreach project.
Carolyn’s background is in primary and adult education and tuition. She joined the board in 2007. Apart from that, she helps lead conferences for pastors’ wives. Though Swansea City FC supporters, she and her husband Christopher live in Cambridge and attend an Anglican church, St Andrew the Great. Her biggest task, apart from looking after her three grandchildren, is looking after Christopher.
Roger joined as a trustee in 2013, after a long career as Chief Executive in the NHS and three other charities. He is now a management consultant for the government and Chair of the Macfarlane Trust. He lives with his wife in Wimbledon, where they attend Emmanuel Church. Any spare time he has is spent with his six grandsons.
Mosun joined the board in 2008. She is a Consultant Child Psychiatrist with a background in healthcare. She has been an active leader in mission for her church for many years.
She lives in Tufnell Park and attends St John the Evangelist, where her husband, Reverend Karowei, is the vicar. They have one grown-up son.
Richard joined the board in 1998 and acts as Chair of the Finance Subcommittee. As a corporate London lawyer, he brings much legal wisdom to the table.
He attends St John’s Blackheath, an Anglican church near where he and Joanna, his wife, live. They have three grown-up children.
Elizabeth, one of our longest-standing current trustees, joined the board in 1996. Her background is in pastoral care, teaching and lecturing in New Testament Greek. She is a member of the General Synod and her current PCC and deanery synod. She attends Cromer Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul with her husband Gordon, retired principal of Oak Hill College. Two of their three daughters are vicar’s wives, and their hands are full with ten grandchildren.
Ian, trustee since 1992, has a background as a Company Secretary. He's served on many boards and committees as Chair and Deputy Chair, and is co-leader of the Grace Church plant. He’s also Church Warden of St Nicholas, Sevenoaks, and has led small groups for many years. He attends St Nicholas with his wife, Hilary. They have four sons and a daughter, and five grandchildren.
Richard joined the board in 2015, and is currently employed as an actuary. He’s married to Kay, and they live in Ashtead, Surrey, where they attend Chessington Evangelical Church. They have one grown-up son.
Graham, our Chief Executive, joined the Mission in 2014 after close to a decade in China as a missionary. His background is as Finance Manager for two large corporations and as an International Student Worker for Dundonald. He attends St Andrew’s Anglican Church, Chelsea with his wife Alison and their three young children.
Andrew, with us since 2015, is the Assistant Head of his local Church of England primary school, and has a background of ten years working in politics.
He lives in New Malden, and attends New Malden Baptist Church with his wife, Ruth. Their two children keep them busy and entertained!
Our most recent addition to the board, Nigel Parrington, has worked in social housing since 1975. Shaped by his father’s example as an LCM missionary through the slum clearance era of the 1960s, he’s now the Chief Executive of the Salvation Army Housing Association, which provides for over 5000 rough sleepers and young homeless people each year. As well as being a deacon in Bessels Green Baptist Church, he is married to Denise and has a son, two daughters, a granddaughter, two dogs and a motorbike!