We are pleased to announce the appointment of five new trustee members to our board, bringing to the organisation a wealth of knowledge and experience across various fields.

Alla Bashenko

Alla is a financial industry professional with 20 years of experience in investment banking and consulting, encompassing multiple senior executive roles across full range of asset classes and financial products covering a broad spectrum of industries, clients and partnerships globally. Alla had spent the majority of her career at Goldman Sachs, followed by Nomura.




Andrew Howat

Andrew is a Senior Executive, with 37 years experience of financial markets in Europe, U.K. and U.S.A. Following a 13 year progression through LCH.Clearnet Group Ltd. the leading global CCP; he has recently been working as a Business Development Consultant for Calypso Technology, a leading U.S. Fintech company and SAFE an emerging South African equities exchange. 




Tram Anh Nguyen

Tram is Co-Founder of CFTE – a centre of excellence in learning and innovation – and Industry Fellow at Imperial College Business School. She is part of Top 100 Women in Fintech 2019, Innovate Finance Women in Fintech Powerlist. She started her career at Standard Chartered as a trader and market maker on the emerging market desk in New York.




Geeta Sidhu-Robb

Geeta Sidhu-Robb is an author, inspirational speaker, CEO and Founder of Nosh Detox and Board Apprentice to Invesco Select Perpetual Trust.  Her frequent appearance on Radio and National TV has given her a strong media profile as an expert on Natural Health Solutions. Geeta gave up her career as a corporate lawyer to set up her own business, Nosh Detox in 2008




Sarah Thomas

Sarah is a Managing Director at Accenture, and now leads the Executive Positioning practice globally and spent more than 10 years as Chief Marketing Officer for the $11bn+, 120,000 people strong Accenture Operations business and as head of Accenture’s Industry Analyst relations team.





CEO Leonor Stjepic said: “I am delighted to bring on board a group of such highly talented individuals, particularly at such an exciting time for the organisation, and looking forward to their expertise in enhancing and further developing the work of Montessori St Nicholas.

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