Trustees and Staff
Borough Market is a charitable trust, run by a board of volunteer trustees. Between them, the trustees bring a wide range of relevant skills and experience, and it is their responsibility to ensure that the activities of the market meet the trust's clearly defined responsibilities.
Chair: Donald Hyslop works as the head of regeneration and community partnerships at TATE. His work involves building links between the museum and potential new audiences, often in marginalised and excluded communities. He is also Chair of Better Bankside, the business-led regeneration body for SE1.
Vice Chair: David Lyon, FCCA, is a chartered certified accountant, and over the past 10 years has built up considerable experience in charity accounting and management. He is currently Director of Resources for the Centre for Mental Health, a national think-tank supporting government in developing policy, based in Borough High Street. He has previously worked for a number of London boroughs, including one where he helped bring in borough-wide asset management for the property portfolio. He lives in Docklands and is a regular shopper at the Market.
Adrian Bunnis is an Executive Director of CBRE, currently in charge of their Central London Development Consultancy Team with a brief that includes the site for the 2012 Olympics. With over 30 years professional experience in property development, Adrian specialises in the sale and acquisition of development sites in the Central London markets and has been involved in the assembly of sites for a number of the current crop of high profile City of London commercial schemes.
Drew Cullen has over 25 years experience of working in professional publishing, charities and the not-for-profit sector. He is currently Director of Corporate Communications and Marketing of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and brings a wide range of experience from marketing, brand management, communications, media relations, and public affairs. He has a successful track record of staging high profile events, delivering effective campaigns and community action. Drew lives in Southwark, where he has served as a school governor and trustee of a small international development charity. He’s been committed to the concept of good food ever since living in northern Italy in the 1980s.
Tim Lang has been Professor of Food Policy at City University London’s Centre for Food Policy in London since 2002, working on food supply chains as a meeting point of health, environment, social justice and culture. In 2006, he was appointed natural resources and land use commissioner on the government’s Sustainable Development Commission. In 2008-10 he served on the Council of Food Policy Advisors to Defra. He is a regular advisor to public bodies, both nationally and internationally.
Camilla McGibbon, writer and playwright, has lived in the Borough Market area for many years and is passionate about this unique place and its people. Amongst her many involvements in SE1, she sits in an advisory capacity on the Tate Modern Council as a champion of culture as a force for local regeneration, and is a Trustee of United St Saviour's Charity, the oldest charity in Southwark, which seeks to improve the lives of people in this area.
Celia Palmer has worked in London as a medical practitioner for the past 20 years. She and her husband moved to Bankside in 2000. Since then she has shopped regularly in Borough Market and has a particular interest in the potential benefits offered by the market for promoting healthy living in the residential and working communities in south-east London.
Bengü Said is a scientist with over 15 years post-doctoral experience in health protection. Her research interests include gastrointestinal and zoonotic diseases and she provides expert advice and guidance on managing and preventing public health threats. Bengü is also a long-standing member and Chair of the Exclusion and Admissions Appeals Committees for a London Education Authority, and is currently a community school governor with previous experience as a non-executive director of a London based NHS Mental Health Trust. Bengü is passionate about good quality food and self-sustaining communities and is a strong advocate for promoting equality, diversity and community cohesion.
The task of putting the Trust's policies into place, while ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of the Market, falls to a small executive team headed by Managing Director, Keith Davis.
Keith has overall responsibility for the running of Borough Market and works closely with the Trustees to formulate the strategic direction of the organisation. He manages a senior management team who are specialists in and have responsibility for Administration; Finance; Operations; Property; Legal; Market Development and Communications and Marketing.