Staff and Trustees


Paul Fleming
Executive Director

Paul has been a resident of Hoxton for over 15 years and joined the Trust in June 2018. His background is charity fundraising and communications following a successful career in the corporate sector. He has a master’s degree in business administration.

Margaret Lauder
Legal advisor

Margaret is our longest serving employee having joined the Trust in 1993 when the Legal Advice service opened. She is an expert in welfare and housing rights. Margaret lives in East London.

Clarissa Trevor
Legal advisor

Clarissa has worked at the Hoxton Trust for 10 years.  After a career in Marketing and PR, Clarissa took time out to have four children and do a 2nd degree, returning to work at Enfield Citizen’s Advice Bureau where she did her Adviser training. Clarissa speaks French fluently and holds the Diploma of the Institute of Marketing.

Abbas Kaptai
Legal Advisor

Abbas is a trained legal advisor and lives locally, with his wife and children, in Stepney.

Stephen Mason
Community Gardener

Stephen is an organic gardener/tutor and environmental educator/trainer working with people of all ages and abilities in a variety of settings.

Max Mason
Garden Manager

Max has been a resident of hackney for over 20 years. She is an artist with an MA from the Royal College of Art and has a studio locally. She also has a background in art education, events, exhibition curating and creative production. She has been working at the Hoxton Trust since May 2022


Maria Way

Maria is a local resident and has been on the board since 2010, and as Chair since 2015.

Lelah Palmer

Lelah is the Senior Finance Officer at the Churches Conservation Trust and lives in the East End. She speaks fluent Krio.

Richard Bartrum

Richard is the Director of Migrant Law Partnership, a local law firm specialising in Immigration law.

Ruth Lomax

Ruth is a senior leader in further education and has worked in Hoxton since 2006. Over the years, Ruth has contributed to countless regional and national initiatives with a clear focus on creating opportunities for individuals and communities. With a solid background in marketing and communications, she also holds the professional accreditation of Chartered Marketer.

Warren Drew

Warren is a lawyer and journalist and an expert in litigation. Warren is a Fellow of The Royal Society.

Brogan McPherson

Brogan is the Business Development and Marketing Manager for PTRC Education and Research Services. She is experienced in setting up and managing volunteering projects. Brogan is originally from Canada and loves travelling.

Victoria Acuta

Victoria is an experienced Marketing Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the entertainment industry. Previously at CNN, Victoria now works at Disney where she is an Owned Media Manager and Head of Philanthropy at Women@Disney UK&I BRG.

Fr Ben Bell

Fr Ben is the Vicar of St Anne’s Hoxton, a community-based church in the heart of Hoxton.

Kam Adams

Kam is a local resident and a Councillor for the Hoxton East and Shoreditch ward on Hackney Council. He was the Speaker of the council from 2019 to 2021.

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