Our Trustees

The Chairperson is David Reid, who has over 40 years connection with Peckham, working over recent years with Peckham Voluntary Sector Forum (PVSF) to support the area’s diverse communities.

Jeff Burnige is a former chairman of MILLWALL Football Club, regularly goes to matches still at The Den, and comes from a Southwark family. He also chairs the Millwall for All Trust and enjoys working towards community cohesion – which explains his presence on the Board of The Peckham Settlement. His membership of The Peckham Settlement Executive Committee goes back years.

Paddy Cribb, chairman of The Peckham Settlement from 1982 to 2006. Paddy  was the legal director of Freemans, the catalogue mail order company, which contributed to the social framework of Southwark and Lambeth as many of its staff lived there.

Michael Fowke, a solicitor, was for many years a partner in a large commercial firm based in the City of London. For the past 15 years, he has been a member of The Peckham Settlement’s Executive Committee and has also worked as an adviser for the Citizens Advice Bureau. Michael was Chair of the Settlement up to July 2017 and guided it into this new grant-making incarnation.

Chris Haydon runs Peckham-based local media charity, Community TV Trust. He created and ran Southwark.TV from 2003-14, a cutting edge venture in local media. He makes films with and delivers media training to marginalised young people, mental health service users and the disability sector. Chris was Chair of the Settlement from 2017-2020, and currently runs LET’S TALK, a project investigating knife crime by taking professionals to listen to local young people in schools and youth clubs.

Kat Joyce is co-Artistic Director of the theatre company called Tangled Feet. She is a mother of two and despite now living in Cornwall continues to support the Settlement’s Executive Committee.

Linda Smith is a local resident living close to the heart of Peckham, a Churchwarden, formally retired but extremely active in the community. She is the newest recruit to the Executive Committee. Linda had supported The Peckham Settlement as a volunteer over a period of years before becoming a Director.

Tracey Francis joined Peckham Settlement in May 2020 and is a local resident. Since 2005 she has been involved with film and art based community projects and is co-founder of the Women in Film SE15 project. Tracey is also a volunteer with the Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival.

Alex Wells is a relative newcomer to the area, having moved here in 2016, but has since put down many local roots, volunteering with Peckham Fesitval, Nunhead Knocks and South London Cares. In his day job he supports fundraisers through the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, and previously worked at the Small Charities Coalition.