Katija (Teej) Dew
Teej is the Chair of
Trustees of the Charity and has been a member of the MSE GAP since 2011. Living
in South Wales she has worked in debt advice, social enterprise, financial
inclusion and tackling poverty in the public and third sectors, at the Wales
Co-operative Centre as Programme Director and Financial Inclusion Champion for
Wales. Identifying the parallels between managing personal health and managing
personal money, Teej is passionate about helping people to take control of
these aspects of their lives and about fair access to the tools and services
that support them to do so. As such she has been appointed as an Independent
Member to Aneurin Bevan Health Board.
Tony is the director
of Tesciuba Limited, Chartered Accountants, and Chartered Tax Advisers. He has
been helping clients since he qualified in 1982. In 11 years with Price
Waterhouse, Tony trained and was later a senior manager in its audit and
business services division in Manchester and London. Since then, Tony has been
a partner in leading regional firms until setting up his own firm in 2001.
Educated at Manchester Grammar School and London School of Economics (LSE),
Tony is married with four children. He enjoys running, music and family
Katie was one of the
founding members of the MSE GAP in 2008, and has served as a Trustee of the
Charity since November 2009. She now works part time as the MSE Charity’s
Operations Manager. Previously she spent several years as a grant-making trust
researcher for a fundraising consultancy in Norfolk. Voluntary roles have
included collecting for her local Credit Union, and working as a CAB Debt
Vanessa lives in London and has been a member of the MSE GAP since its inception and has served as a Trustee of the Charity since November 2009. She has experience of managing services within the charity sector, including managing various grant-giving programmes for individuals, organisations and grass-root initiatives and community schemes. Vanessa has also previously worked for the Citizens Advice Bureau and the British Red Cross, and is passionate about supporting and empowering people in creating positive change, by providing opportunities, support and funding.
Clarissa is a Litigation partner at K&L Gates LLP and has served as a Trustee of the Charity since 2015. She specialises in high value multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes. She has been involved in pro bono litigation since she qualified and was involved in the National Autistic Society advocacy scheme. She is also a member of The Anne Frank UK Trust Fundraising Committee.