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The Foundry is currently led by a small team of trustees, based in London and Edinburgh.



Chair of Trustees

Julie has worked and led practice in early education for over thirty years and her experience and knowledge has been gained from a variety of roles, including leading projects at a local and national level. She is now a freelance early years consultant, trainer and business and life coach. Julie is a child of God and is passionate about leading and encouraging individuals to step into the plans and purposes that God has for them and to share the gospel with people she meets. Julie is married to Steve and has three grown up sons, one of which is married.


Trustee & Executive Lead

Akhtar is a former social worker, teacher and church pastor who loves people and is fascinated by developments in geopolitics, culture, finance and tech. Married to Marta, with two kids, Akhtar speaks Polish and loves all things art & music. He sits on the leadership team for the All Nations family of churches. And is continually grateful for Jesus and the privilege of being called to know and serve Him in these days



Trustee & Operational Lead

Lewis’ background is in technology and business, mainly in product development, design innovation and business process improvement. Lewis is passionate about people courageously following what Jesus calls them to do, while understanding their unique value in the world. He is married to Louise and they have two passionate & energetic sons.



Zoë is a foster carer for a vibrant and awesome teenager. She is passionate about the truth of the word of God transforming the lives of others and people becoming everything God created them to be. Zoë is a qualified accountant and has worked in finance for over 20 years, focusing mainly on business partnering, driving efficiencies, global process ownership and programme management.

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