Board of Trustees
The Glass-House Board of Trustees share our belief in the importance of quality of place and a commitment to placing local people at the heart of making changes to their neighbourhoods. The Board provide support and guidance to The Glass-House team and oversee the organisation's strategic development. They are:
Ros Dunn - Chairperson
Ros Dunn became a Glass-House Trustee in 2010 and took over from Alex Sainsbury as chair in January 2012. Ros has spent most of her career in the public sector working in a variety of roles, from managing public spending in the Treasury to setting the strategic direction for the development of the Thames Gateway as Director of Strategy in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. She moved from there to concentrate on economic development and regeneration in London, first as Director of Strategy at the London Development Agency and then as Chief Executive of Thames Gateway London Partnership (TGLP). Ros now works as a freelance consultant on a variety of regeneration projects in the UK and overseas.
Alex Sainsbury began working on non-profit art exhibitions in 1995, founding the arts charity Peer in 1997, the project gallery 38 Langham Street in 2001, before opening Raven Row, an exhibition centre for visual art in Spitalfields, London, in 2009, where he is the director. Alex established the grant-making charity Glass-House Trust in 1993, initiating various projects, including A Space, a support service for young people in Hackney, Families Children and Childcare (FCCC), a longitudinal study of the effects of childcare on childrens' development, The Glass-House Community Led Design, and, MayDay Rooms, a safe house for vulnerable archives and historical material linked to social movements and experimental culture.
Rosie Ferguson is Chief Executive of London Youth, a network of 400 youth clubs across the capital. Previously she was their Operations Director with responsibility for Quality Standards, Training, Sports Development, Youth Action and Leadership and Woodrow High House. Rosie was Chair of UNA Exchange, an international volunteering organisation, at the age of 24 and lived for six months learning Russian in Moscow. She is currently on the Fellowship Council of the RSA. Rosie has a Masters in Voluntary Sector Management and a Diploma in Charity Accounting.
Clare San Martin
Clare is an architect, urban designer and community planner and a partner of John Thompson & Partners. She has extensive experience in developing regeneration masterplans using participatory planning techniques. Her projects include the Liberties Local Area Plan, on behalf of Dublin City Council, and Sweden's first Community Planning process in Stockholm. She has worked with many residents groups to develop plans for estates including the award winning Angell Town Estate in Brixton and Nordica Apartments in Tower Hamlets. She has also worked on major redevelopment schemes with communities of former mining towns in Yorkshire and in deprived areas of Sandwell.
Nicola Greenan was one of the founders and is the current Development Manager of The LS14 Trust based on a large housing estate in Seacroft, Leeds. Nic grew up on the estate but left at an the age of 17 to pursue a career within the creative Industries. After successfully completing a degree at Leeds University in Arts Management Nicola went on to create and deliver collaborative projects in Yorkshire working with partners from BBC, Arts Council of England, Channel 4 and the UK Film Council among others. In 2009 Nic returned to the estate she grew up on to find a huge lack of confidence, pride and motivation and the LS14 Trust was formed in 2009 to support the estate to be a better place to work and live. Nic joined Glass-House in 2010 and brings a mixed bag of skills from her grassroots knowledge of living and working in communities and her experience of creating innovative partnerships with large organisations.
David works for the development and infrastructure group Lend Lease. He is responsible for the financing, design, build and operation of complex assets. In this capacity he has been CEO of a waste management joint venture with AMEC. Previously, David worked for BAA and Gatwick Airport Ltd in a number of senior roles and was a Board member of Gatwick for the sale and de-merger from BAA. As Development Director, he led the £1bn Gatwick transformation programme. His focus is the alignment of operational processes and infrastructure to ensure that solutions are efficient and respond to the needs of customers.