Chair: Adrian Bunnis
Adrian Bunnis is chairman of Greycoat, a property development company. He specialises in the commercial real estate market in central London and has been involved in the assembly of sites for a number of high-profile City of London commercial schemes.
Vice Chair: Ann Ball
Ann Ball has worked in social housing and community regeneration for over 30 years becoming managing director of a housing association in east London and chief executive of a New Deal for Communities Programme in New Cross. More recently she has been working with housing providers supporting improvement in their operations and asset management services.
Claire Pritchard is CEO of the Greenwich Co-operative Development Agency, a social enterprise. Food has played an important part in her work, with urban growing, school food projects, community cookery clubs and street markets all featuring prominently. She currently Chairs the London Food Board.
Shawn Anderson is a capital markets lawyer, where his role involves helping companies obtain debt financing for acquisitions, capital expenditures and restructurings and advising on corporate governance matters. Originally from the United States but resident in Borough for close to a decade, he worked as a newspaper reporter and editor before becoming a lawyer.
Daisy Dunlop has worked in communications and public affairs for more than 20 years. She is currently director of corporate affairs at News UK. Daisy is also a trustee of OnSide Legacy Youth Zone: a charity that provides skills training and socialising space for young people in deprived areas across the UK.
Shane Holland is executive chairman of Slow Food in the UK, part of the global organisation that campaigns for good food and farming. He is a trustee of United St Saviours, a charity with strong links to Borough, and has been a school governor in Southwark for a combined 20 years. His professional background is in food operations, involving senior roles in businesses both large and small, including food markets.
Erica Sibree has over 20 years’ experience of business development and capital markets, with a focus on the infrastructure and financial services sectors, and currently leads on capital raising and investor relations for Amber Infrastructure Group. Erica’s enthusiasm for produce and cooking was sparked in the local markets of Melbourne, Australia. Since moving to London she has found inspiration in Borough’s vibrant trading environment, sense of community and focus on sustainability.
Eva George works on trade policy strategy at the Department for International Trade. She was previously clerk to the House of Lords International Relations and Defence Committee, and the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy. She has also worked for a financial market infrastructure and as a freelance strategy consultant. She has lived in Borough since 2003 and is both a volunteer for Plan Zheroes and an enthusiastic member of the Cookbook Club.
Tim Cochrane is a senior partner global consulting firm Bain & Company, with expertise in financial services and private equity. He lives locally to Borough Market and is currently also a governor at London Metropolitan University.
Danny Homan is chairman of Brighton Dome & Festival. Previously he was chief of staff at the National Lottery Community Fund and for 14 years was director of communications and development at Historic Royal Palaces. Danny has lived in Borough since 2004. He also enjoys running his family’s small farm in Suffolk.
OUR SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM
Interim CEO: Jane Swift
After a career in the corporate world, Jane is now bringing her skills and experience to the charity sector and has had the privilege of working with amazing organisations like the Trussell Trust, Workers Education Association and the Landscape Institute before joining Borough Market. She is incredibly passionate about food poverty and women in business and is a trustee of the Harold Hill Foodbank and the Hornchurch Passion Play.
Director of Communication & Engagement: Kate Howell
Kate started her strategic communications career in central government with stints in several key departments, and has also delivered campaigns for BBC Vision and the Reed Recruitment Group. She has been leading Borough Market’s strategic communications for the past decade, in which time she has been responsible for establishing the Market’s engagement strategy and developing the brand across multiple platforms. She also sits on the boards of the NABMA and Better Bankside.
Interim Director of Operations: Lucy Charles
Lucy has worked in hospitality and operations in one way or another for over 20 years and has been part of the Borough Market team for the past six years, following a year out to pen her own cookbook. Now responsible for overseeing the operations and trader development, she is deeply passionate about the trading community and quality produce, and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise into helping accelerate plans to maintain our world class offering on an historical site.
Director of Finance: Tony Osborne
Tony worked for 15 years in the biotechnology sector before moving to the charity sector. He spent the following 10 years working for organisations that support some of the most vulnerable people in society. He then used his experience with social housing to set up his own consultancy supporting a number of Housing Associations clients. In 2019 he came to work at Borough Market, taking the lead on finance, then in 2020 also became the lead for investment property.
Executive Administrator: Maria Budgen
Maria joined Borough Market as Executive Administrator in 2009. This followed similar roles at the British Railways Board, at the time of rail privatisation, and then at Cory Environmental, a private waste management company. Maria acts as PA to the CEO, as well as being the HR administrator for the organisation, and is the first point of contact for traders. She also organises and takes the minutes at all trustee board and committee meetings.
Head of Communications & Marketing: Amanda Cole
Amanda has worked in marketing and comms for 20-plus years, firstly in brand advertising agencies such as Saatchi & Saatchi, working with clients to develop brand strategy and marketing and communications campaigns. Eight years ago, she moved to the charity / visitor attraction sector, including Historic Royal Palaces, the Design Museum and the Royal Horticultural Society. She joined Borough as Head of Communications & Marketing in June 2021.
Head of Asset Management: Stephen Wall
Stephen has worked in property for nearly 40 years, with a varied career ranging from shopping centre development in Spain to institutional property investment in Germany, Holland, Lithuania and Finland. Eight years ago, he took a role with a residential charity in Islington and joined Borough Market as Head of Asset Management. This role primarily involves the management and development of the Borough Market’s 28 investment properties, all of which are located on the surrounding streets.
In-house Solicitor: Rebecca Cowley
Rebecca has over 12 years’ experience as a corporate real estate lawyer in the hospitality and leisure sector, initially with City law firms DLA Piper and BCLP, and more recently as part of the in-house development team for Marriott Hotels International. Since joining Borough Market on a part-time basis in March 2021, Rebecca has been supporting the property team, dealing with the management and letting of the investment portfolio. She also provides governance and charities law support.