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Trustees

Michael de Giorgio – Co-Founder 

Mike spent 19 years as an accountant before selling his financial consulting business shortly after he ran a successful pilot multisports scheme with the Metropolitan Police for young offenders. He decided to start a new charity and together with Justin Byam Shaw, he co-founded Greenhouse in 2002. He continues to be involved full-time. In 2011, Mike chaired the Centre for Social Justice’s report on how best to harness the power of sport to transform the lives of young people. He has played sport all his life, but is now picking up tips from Greenhouse Sports players.

Jeffrey Berman

Jeff started his career as a Director of London’s Waddington Galleries, a leading contemporary art gallery, before transferring in 1993 to the fund management industry. In addition to chairing Greenhouse he now divides his time between investing in private companies and pursuing philanthropic interests. He is currently serving his second term as a member of the TATE Modern Council.

Luke Ellis

Luke is CEO of Man Group plc (‘Man’), based in London, and a member of the Man Group Executive Committee. Before joining Man in 2010, he was Non-Executive Chairman of GLG’s Multi-Manager activities and manager of the GLG Multi-Strategy Fund from April 2009. Prior to this, he was Managing Director of FRM from 1998 to 2008 and one of two partners running the business. Before joining FRM, he was a Managing Director at JPMorgan in London.

Lynn Gadd

Lynn was the long serving Principal of The Harefield Academy in Hillingdon, which specializes in sport, and has overseen the school’s dramatic improvement in educational and sporting standards. Her leadership has been described by Ofsted as “visionary” and students at Harefield received “exceptional care, support and guidance.” She has spent all her teaching career in London schools.

Penny Linnett

Penny worked for 15 years in the City in the sphere of corporate finance and corporate broking, latterly as a director of the corporate broking arm of Smith New Court PLC before it was acquired by Merrill Lynch in 1995. Following the birth of her two (sports mad) sons, she put her career on hold, but enjoys active involvement with Greenhouse Sports.

David Meller

David is joint Chairman of the Meller Group, one of the largest luxury home and beauty suppliers in the UK. Formerly Vice-Chairman of Watford F.C, he now concentrates on educational ventures and is sponsor of the Harefield and Bushey Academies.

Michael Sherwood

Michael until recently was Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs Group and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs International. Michael is a sponsor of the Harefield Academy and chairman of the Development Committee at Westminster School.

Andrew Lowenthal

Andrew Lowenthal is an Advisor at Manchester Square Partners, where he advises leaders and Boardrooms across a wide range of contexts and is an experienced practitioner of Board Effectiveness Reviews. He spent 27 years with Egon Zehnder, where he co-led the Global Board Practice; previously, he led the Global Financial Services Practice.  Andrew’s earlier career was with JP Morgan and the Credit Suisse Group in London and New York. In addition, he is a Trustee of The Garden Bridge and Chairman of Campden Hill Lawn Tennis Club.

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