Charmaine Griffiths


Charmaine was appointed as Chair of the Cranfield Trust in 2021, having been a Trustee since July 2019 and a volunteer over many years since receiving a Trust scholarship to undertake an MBA. Since February 2020 Charmaine has been Chief Executive of the British Heart Foundation - the UK's largest independent funder of cardiovascular disease research and the nation's heart charity. 

Previously she held leadership positions at organisations and programmes including The Institute of Cancer Research, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, the Human Tissue
Authority and Brain Research UK. Since her PhD in Neuroscience and early career as postdoctoral scientist at University College London, Charmaine has been passionate about the power of health research to save and improve lives. She is also currently Chair of the Global Cardiovascular Research Funders Forum and President of the European Heart Network.

Graham Clarke

Trustee & Treasurer

Graham is a Non-Executive Member of the Department of Health & Social Care and Chair of the largest Social Enterprise providing NHS urgent care services. He is an alumnus of Cranfield School of Management and a volunteer with the Trust for over 20 years.  He has been a Trustee & Treasurer for a number of charities, most recently CLIC Sargent, the children and young adults cancer charity and Mind, the mental health charity.

Stephanie Hussels


Professor Stephanie Hussels joined our Trustee Board in 2017. Stephanie teaches at Cranfield University on executive, graduate, and doctoral levels on entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance, family business and quantitative research methods. Her current research focuses on entrepreneurial resilience, family business and business survival. Stephanie has written several prize winning case studies and is now frequently asked to give talks about case study writing and teaching.

Stephanie has also been an invited member of the judging panel for the National Business Awards, the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, Growth Investor Award and the Case Centre Awards Competition. She has also been an external mentor at JLAB, the John Lewis incubator.

Rebecca Mauger


Rebecca has been Director of Fundraising and Marketing at Barnado's since September 2022. Before Barnado's, Rebecca held the position of Director of Fundraising at St John Ambulance. Over the previous 20 years, she also held a variety of other fundraising roles driving significant income growth at the British Red Cross, Canadian Red Cross and across the International Red Cross Movement through the development of their first global fundraising strategy. 

Rebecca has led fundraising teams and partnerships at Action for Children and The Children’s Society. As a graduate of the Executive MBA at Cranfield School of Management, for which she was awarded a Cranfield Trust Scholarship, she is committed to supporting the organisations she has worked for and the voluntary sector more widely in maximising the impact they have on the people and communities they support. 

Jacky McMahon


Jacky McMahon has a long career in HR, Organisation Change and Consultancy. Her career has encompassed working with PricewaterhouseCoopers, running her own consultancy for 10 years and holding senior roles in the retail, travel and hospitality sectors. She has a degree in Business Studies from Middlesex University, a Masters in Organisational Consulting from Ashridge and qualified as a Fellow of the CIPD. She is now focussing on building a portfolio career and is committed to using her business and HR skills in the not-for-profit sector. Cranfield Trust is her first charity Trustee role and she joined us in June 2021.     

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Salma Ravat


Salma is a founder member and CEO of One Roof Leicester, a charity providing accommodation and support to single people who are homeless in Leicester. With over 20 years experience of setting up and running voluntary and community groups, Salma is passionate about bringing different faith and community groups together to tackle social action. Salma has recently completed the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship at Nottingham Trent University. Her final year thesis focused on strategic planning in small charities, an area Salma would like to explore further.

Salma is a strong advocate for partnership working, sharing ideas and practices and has worked hard to build strong working relationships with local and national organisations including those that deliver front line services, policy makers and organisations campaigning for change. 

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Andrew Caveney


Andrew is a Senior Partner at EY and joined Cranfield Trust’s Board of Trustees in October 2023. He has extensive consultancy experience from previously leading EY’s Global Operations Consulting practice and is currently EY’s Head of Sustainability Consulting in Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA). Before this role, Andrew led EY's Global Supply Chain and Operations practice consisting of over 6,000 consultants worldwide. Andrew has an MSc in Supply Chain Management from Cranfield University.

Andrew will draw on his wealth of consultancy experience to support the Trust to further enhance its operations and explore new opportunities to support its charity clients. He is particularly interested in the Trust’s Journey To Excellence performance framework and how it could be developed further to support more charities. This is Andrew’s first Trustee role. 

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