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Board of Trustees

Dee Conaghan: Chair, Trustee Board

Dee1Dee was appointed as Chair of the Trustee Board in November 2017. Dee has had a long relationship with Citizens Advice both in voluntary and paid roles, in local offices and on national committees. She has delivered and managed; counselling , mediation and advocacy services for other charities and voluntary agencies.  She has been a lay member of the Central London Employment Tribunal.

Georgia Ackland

georgiaGeorgia’s career includes over 11 years working in construction across mining, oil & gas, infrastructure and property sectors in Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific. She has worked in various roles up to and including Associate Commercial Director. Georgia has Bachelor Degrees in Civil Engineering and International Business, and is a member of Engineers Australia.

Gwyneth Macaulay


Gwyneth is a Westminster borough resident, has had over 37 years’ experience working as a finance and transactional lawyer in City law firms. Until retirement recently she was a partner at law firm Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) and head of their finance and banking team. She is an experienced corporate advisor having led numerous large scale transactions across a wide range of business sectors, both domestically and globally. Gwyneth has advised many boards and has strong corporate governance knowledge and risk management capability.

Jenny King

Jenny King Jenny is a senior HR practioner, experienced in delivering change in complex environments.  With over 25 years’ experience in leadership and management in the not for profit sector, she has contributed to numerous Boards and Remuneration Committees.. Jenny currently works as an independent HR consultant with a range of charities and third sector organisations advising on HR and governance matters.    She is a Fellow member of CIPD and qualified coach. Jenny joined Citizens Advice Westminster’s Trustee Board in 2019 and is the lead trustee for HR.  Jenny joined Citizens Advice Westminster’s Trustee Board in 2019.

John Robinson

John lives and works in Westminster.  He is a qualified accountant with over 10 years’ experience in the Charity sector as both a Finance Director and a Trustee.  Previously he had worked as Finance Director in White & Case, BCG and other professional services firms.    He is a volunteer mentor for the CIPD, Charity Finance Group and Brunel University and believes mentoring is a great way to increase diversity and inclusion in the professions.


Ksenia Zheltoukhova

Ksenia Zheltoukhova

Dr Ksenia Zheltoukhova is Director of Research Operations at Nesta, the innovation foundation.  Ksenia is responsible for developing the strategic decision-making and project delivery capability of the Research, Analysis and Policy team.  Previously, Ksenia was Head of Research and Thought Leadership at the CIPD, where she developed the organisation’s research strategy and governance, overseeing programmes on technology at work, corporate governance, and skills, as well as leading CIPD’s own strategic research.  She also spent three years at the Work Foundation, carrying out research and evaluation projects in areas of health and well-being, leadership, and future of work and employment.  Ksenia is our Campaigns Lead and joined our board in 2019.


Richard GellerRichard trustee 2

Richard is Managing Consultant at XPS Pensions Group, the largest specialist pensions and investment business quoted on the London stock exchange. He has over 20 years experience in marketing financial services for several leading brands. Richard is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Institute of Public Relations.   Richard chairs our Fundraising and Campaigns Committee.

Rodney Chau

Rodney1Rodney has over four years of experience in financial services and has lived and worked in the US, Belgium, Hong Kong, and China.  Rodney joined our organisation early 2019.



Srishti Mahhajan

An experienced banker, MBA, with a background in strategy and business transformation, has a track record of improving business profitability. Having substantial experience in multiple countries, Srishti is a sharp and effective Strategic Advisor on Employment and Family Law cases, and a staunch humanitarian.

Srishti is a Board Member for Federation of Westminster Special Schools and a Trustee at Share Community School for Mental Health & Disabilities. Recognised by the Mayor and residents of the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, she has a dedicated room equipped with computers to conduct her ‘digital’ classes. She delivers counselling, meditation and dance movement therapy to boost creativity for mental health. She has also been instrumental in securing and connecting organisations and NHS to help the vulnerable during COVID 19.

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