John Lyon’s Charity has a small staff team who can be contacted on the email addresses below.
Andrew was instrumental in the formation of John Lyon’s Charity in the late 1980s. He was the Clerk to the Governors of Harrow School from 1983 – 2011 and in this capacity he was pivotal in drawing up the Rules by which the Charity continues to be governed today. In 2011, Andrew became the Charity’s first Chief Executive. He is responsible for the management of the Charity’s endowment and overseeing the grants programme. He is a partner at the law firm Pemberton Greenish, where he is part of the Private Wealth Team. Andrew is also a Trustee of the Harrow Club W10 and three other grant-making charities.
Chief Executive Designate
Dr Lynne Guyton
Lynne joined the Charity on 18 April 2017. Lynne holds a Doctorate in Economics from Cambridge University and had a career in banking until 2012, including senior positions in RBS Investment Bank, Barclays Capital and Accenture. For the last four years Lynne has been with the Kew Foundation, latterly as the Co-Chief Executive. As Chief Executive of John Lyon’s Charity, Lynne looks forward to providing strategic leadership with a particular focus on the management of the Charity’s Endowment and the development of John Lyon’s Foundation and the links between three elements of that Foundation: Harrow School, The John Lyon School and John Lyon’s Charity.
Cathryn has been the Grants Director at John Lyon’s Charity since 2007 and was a Grants Manager prior to that. She has been instrumental in the development of the Charity since it started giving grants in the early 1990s. Cathryn is particularly interested in helping schools work with mental health professionals to develop effective models to assist with children’s resilience and emotional wellbeing. She also works closely with large Arts institutions to bring creative learning to the heart of their work.
Lloyd has been with John Lyon’s Charity for over ten years. He is responsible for and has oversight over all aspects of the day-to-day management of the charity’s finance function. Lloyd spent many years as a Senior Manager at the law firm Pemberton Greenish where he specialised in the administration of grant-making charitable foundations, trusts and estates, including the provision of related accounting, compliance and tax advice.
Senior Grants & Communications Manager
Anna has been with John Lyon’s Charity for eleven years and has been the Grants & Communications Manager since 2007. Her primary areas of expertise include arts and music projects, projects that provide opportunities for young people with special needs and/or disabilities and childcare initiatives. Anna is also responsible for the Charity’s marketing and communications including the website and Annual Report.
Senior Grants & Public Policy Manager
Erik Mesel has been with John Lyon’s Charity for seven years. He is responsible for maintaining the close links between the Charity and the local authorities in the beneficial area. Erik also nurtures relationships with other external organisations and sits on the boards of London Funders and CVS Brent. His particular grant-giving focus has been on working with BME groups, supplementary schools and youth clubs.
Grants & Research Officer
May joined John Lyon’s Charity in June 2015. Her previous experience has been in the education and charity sectors.
Community Development Coordinator
PA & Office Manager