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Meet the team

Meet the team

Meet the team

Duncan Shrubsole - Chief Executive Officer

I lead the St Martin-in-the-Fields Charity, working with the team to deliver our work to support frontline workers to be able to provide the possible to those experiencing homelessness though the VRF and the Frontline Network. We also fund initiatives that meet specific needs of different communities experiencing homelessness. I also work with the team to deliver activities to raise funds for this vital work including the Annual BBC Radio 4 Christmas Appeal with St Martin-in-the-Fields.

Natalie King - Head of Development

I manage the overall strategy for the Frontline Network and the VRF (Vicar’s Relief Fund) and have previously worked in housing advice and support roles, both nationally and in London. When not juggling work and family life you’ll find me eating ice-cream and plotting my next adventure.

Amanda Bennett - Partnerships and Participation Manager

I manage the relationships with our Network Partners and organise our Annual Conference. I have previously worked in frontline homelessness sector roles, Fundraising, project management of intervention schemes supporting women in contact with the criminal justice system, International Development work in the UK, East/West Africa, North Slope Borough of Arctic Alaska through to the scuba diving industry in S.E. Asia. Outside of work, I love adding extra stamps in my passport, photography and leading an amphibious lifestyle.

Nikki Wimborne - Grants Manager

I manage the day-to-day running of our main grant programmes (the Vicar’s Relief Fund and the Frontline Fund) and leads on the practical implementation of any new grant programmes. Nikki is an experienced Grants Manager with over twenty years voluntary sector experience. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with friends and family, walking and new experiences.

Naomi Trenear - Participation Officer

My role as Partnerships Officer includes developing and building relationships with frontline staff and organisations across different sectors who support people experiencing homelessness. This includes planning and organising our national and regional conferences and overseeing the Training Fund that awards grants to frontline workers to support them in their roles. For the last five years I have been working in frontline support roles in homelessness, substance misuse and young people’s services. I am passionate about system change and working towards social justice in the sector and society in general!

Abi Tsuts - VRF Coordinator

I support the Charity team with assessments and payments. I have worked in the charity sector for 8 years, with the last 6 in a grant giving. In my spare time, I like eating, reading and at times, I am known to actually enjoy doing DIY jobs around the house!

Barbara Flemmings - VRF Coordinator

I assess grant applications and prepare successful applications for payment. I have worked in the voluntary and public sector in a paid and voluntary basis- primarily in housing. I have an interest in current affairs, routemasters, Arsenal, collecting vinyl, the Tom Robinson Band, ballet and netball. I also have a football coaching certificate.

Nick Stevens - VRF Coordinator

I am a VRF coordinator, supporting the team with assessments and payments. I have worked for 18 years in frontline roles, supporting ex-offenders in a housing environment. I enjoy being outdoors at the beach, reading or listening to music. I am also an avid rugby fan.

James Ingram - Policy and Best Practice Manager

James Ingram leads our policy and influencing work, mobilising evidence, our network, and frontline workers to influence for positive structural change.

James has 15 years professional experience in the UK and internationally leading policy, public affairs, campaigning, strategic communications, research, and frontline work in the non-profit, social enterprise, and diplomatic/ intergovernmental sectors. This has been on a broad range of themes across human rights and social justice issues, advocating with and for individuals and communities to achieve sustained impact.

He is also Vice-Chair of Patients Voices at the Royal College of Anaesthetists, and is a disabled lived experience advisor to a PhD student at UCL. His other governance and volunteering roles have focused on support to refugees and migrant organisations, Holocaust education, and grant-making on humanitarian and international development projects, as well as with underserved Jewish communities across the diaspora.

You can connect with James and get involved with the conversation on our policy priorities on X (formerly Twitter) and LinkedIn.