Our Trustees

Our trustees and patrons

FILT is the charitable arm of the national body for home improvement agencies and handyperson services.

  • Chair - Sara McKee FRSA FCIM

    Sara is the Founder and Director of Evermore (www.evermorewellbeing.com), an organisation that co-creates places where older people always have love and companionship, a safety net when they need it, and the ability to lead meaningful lives in the heart of their community.

    Sara is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM) and Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Management consultants.

    Chair - Sara McKee FRSA FCIM
  • Jon Trigg

    Jon began his working life in the Army, serving several tours overseas, before leaving to join Deutsche Bank in the City of London.

    Jon then returned to public service in Local Government as an Executive Director responsible for performance management and service transformation.

    Jon became Director of the CEL Ltd in June 2010 and headed a management buy-out of CEL’s public services delivery including Home Improvement Agencies, Skills and Local Government work. The new organisation was christened Astral and Jon remains its CEO today.

    Away from work he is a student of military history and has been published several times on the subject.

    Jon Trigg
  • Jacqueline Winstanley BSc hons

    Founder & CEO- Universal Inclusion & The Inclusive Entrepreneur

    Chair – FLUIDITY UK Forum for Hidden & Fluctuating Conditions

    Pink Shoe Club Ambassador & Diversity lead

    APPGD Secretariat Hidden and fluctuating conditions UK

    Virgin Start Up Mentor

    Executive –  Chair Courage & Sparkle

    Global Co-Chair –  Friends of the Society for ‘Agequake’ Student Designers ICCC

    Trustee –  Foundations Independent Living Trust

    Trustee –  Disability Rights UK


    Jacqueline is best described as a Global Disruptor & Innovator with a deeply held and proven conviction to increasing equality of access to life’s opportunities through the creation of Inclusive environments.

    A thought leader in the reduction of Global inequalities, Jacqueline’s work is recognised as good practice in the UK and internationally, having an audit trail in terms of proof of concept and outcomes most notably in Inclusive Economic Growth, Workforce Retention, Inclusive Entrepreneurship, Inclusive Play, Childcare, Parks and Open Spaces.

    Author, Public Speaker and regular contributor to National & International Advisory boards, Good Practice Guidelines, White Papers & Select Committee evidence sessions.

    Jacqueline has influenced significant changes in government policy in the UK throughout her career, as a direct result of her clarity of vision in this area.

    Jacqueline continues to develop and implement solutions to Global inequalities, most recently within her work as Founder of Universal Inclusion & the Inclusive Entrepreneur, presenting at Westminster on the role of Inclusive Entrepreneurship in achieving the 2030 Agenda Paradigm Shift for Disabled People.

    Jacqueline Winstanley BSc hons
  • Patron - Baroness Elizabeth (Kay) Andrews OBE

    Elizabeth (Kay) Andrews OBE, Baroness Andrews of Southover, was Chair of English Heritage from 2009-2013.  She served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Communities and Local Government from May 2005 – May 2009 and held the position of Government Whip on Education and Health from 2003-2005.

    Before being raised to the peerage in 2000, Baroness Andrews was a Fellow of the Science Policy Research Unit at Sussex University from 1968 -1970, Parliamentary Clerk in the House of Commons from 1970 -1985, and Policy Adviser to Neil Kinnock as Leader of the Opposition from 1985 to 1992. From 1992 until 2002, Baroness Andrews was the Founder and Director of Education Extra, the national charity for out of school learning and activities. She received the OBE in 1998 for her work in education.

    Baroness Andrews has written books and articles on the history and organisation of science and technology policy, on poverty and social policy, and on education.

    She is a graduate of the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University and in 2014 became an Honorary Fellow of the University.

    Baroness Andrews is the author of a recent report for the Welsh Government on Culture and Poverty (2014) which explores harnessing the power of the arts, culture and heritage to promote social justice in Wales.

    She was Chair of Foundations Independent Living Trust from 2010 to 2014 and became FILT’s first patron in 2015.

    Patron - Baroness Elizabeth (Kay) Andrews OBE
  • Patron - Lord Richard Best

    Lord Best retired at the end of 2006 after 18 years as the Director of both the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust.

    He is Chair of the Hanover Housing Association, Vice-Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Urban Development and Hon Treasurer of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Homelessness and Housing Need.

    He was President of the Local Government Association until June 2015 and Chair of the Independent Commission on the Future of the LGA. He is also Chair of the Giving Forum and President of the Continuing Care Conference.

    Some of his previous posts have included: Chairman of the Westminster Housing Commission (2005-2006); Commissioner, Rural Development Commission (1989-1998); Chair, Inquiry into Social Inclusion in Glasgow (1998-2000); Secretary, Duke of Edinburgh’s Inquiry into British Housing (1984-1991). Between 1973 and 1988 he was Director of the National Federation of Housing Associations. He was a member of the Commission on the Future of Birmingham’s Council Housing and chaired the Hull Partnership Liaison Board (2002-2004).

    Richard Best was created a Life Peer in 2001 and sits on the crossbenches.


    Patron - Lord Richard Best

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