Our trustees


Claire Hoffman

Chairman of Trustees

Claire has worked in international development and global health for the past 16 years with a focus on communications and advocacy.  Having spent some time volunteering overseas and beginning her career in consumer publishing, she has since worked in the NGO sector including with the Save the Children Fund UK and CAFOD managing advocacy, policy, media, publications, brand and web.

She is currently Director at a communications consultancy that works with the UN and humanitarian organisations and has travelled extensively across Southern countries. 

Sandip Shah

Sandip Shah

Sandip is currently a partner at KPMG and is responsible for coordinating services globally in areas including Corporate Finance, Transaction Services and Audit.  He specialises in helping private equity clients in transactions and has over 25 years’ experience in accounting and finance. He was born in Kenya and spent his early years in Uganda.

Sandip has a strong interest in Africa and the governance issues that Companies and Individual Countries in Africa need to deal with in order to compete in the new world.  His previous involvement in the charity sector includes Ethnic Minority issues in the UK. He has also served as a board member of the Ethnic Minority Fund.

Brenda Killen


Brenda Killen

Brenda Killen is the head of OECD’s Global Partnerships and Policy Division, leading on development effectiveness and working with partners around the world to implement the commitments made at the High Level Forum for Aid Effectiveness in Busan. Among other things, she directs technical and policy work on gender, environmental sustainability and green growth, climate change finance, conflict and fragility, governance, effective institutions, gender equality and women’s rights, and aid effectiveness.  

Before joining OECD, Ms Killen worked for WHO as Deputy Director for Health Policy, Development and Services, and prior to this she held a number of roles at DFID.

Gordon Mylchreest

Gordon Mylchreest

Gordon started his career working in the finance industry, first as a clerk in the Bank of England, then as a financial auditor for a gold mining company in South Africa. During this time in South Africa, Gordon was involved with the salvation Army and saw at first hand that relief work in African townships during the apartheid years.

Gordon returned to the UK to pursue a career in the insurance industry, finishing his career as Marketing Director of an international insurance group.


Maria Shum

Maria Shum

Maria Shum is an associate director in corporate communications at Coutts. She has over eight years' experience working in public relations.  

She has travelled extensively including spending six weeks working with children as a volunteer in Cuba for LatinLink.  Maria is also a proactive supporter of Compassion. In her spare time, she is a keen runner, most recently completing the Edinburgh Marathon as a runner for Jubilee Action.

John Graham, Chairman of Trustees

John Graham

John was linked with Jubilee Action for a number of years, before coming on board as trustee in 2006. Acting as Chairman of Trustees until 2012, John worked hard to improve the governance and effectiveness of the charity.  

Previously, John was managing director of a major retailing business, which had over 22 branches in the UK, before later selling the company to focus on his interest in church and community work.  Further to this, John continues to promote Jubilee Action through the active support of his church congregation, teaching both young and old about the pressing global issues that Jubilee Action seeks to address.