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Trustees & Senior Management

Borough Market is run by a charitable trust, with the running of the Market devolved to the senior management team

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The Act of Parliament from 1754 that helped establish Borough Market in its current form stated that the Market must remain “an estate for the use and benefit” of the local community “for ever”.

The body responsible for fulfilling this daunting remit is a charitable trust, run by a board of volunteer trustees. While the management team is responsible for day-to-day operations, the trust oversees strategic governance. The trustees, who are chosen for the breadth and relevance of their skills and experience, are here to ensure that the Market adapts to changes in the food world and uses its influence to help shape those changes. Ultimately, their responsibility is to pass on the Market to the next generation in the best possible shape. And so on down the line.

Our trustees devolve the day-to-day running of the Market to the senior management team.


Chair: Shane Holland

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.

Vice Chair: Claire Pritchard

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

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

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.

Erica Sibree

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

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 a volunteer for Plan Zheroes.

Danny Homan

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.

Michelle Lam

Michelle Lam is an experienced finance professional and has worked in both the social housing and education sectors. She is a long-standing London resident, having been drawn to the capital by its vibrancy and diversity. Michelle’s passion for food is sparked by its ability to combine cultures and create communities.

Adrian Benedict

Adrian Benedict is a real estate professional with over 20 years’ industry experience. As head of real estate solutions at Fidelity he has created a €3bn investment business and launched one of the first pan-European climate impact real estate funds. He also chairs the Association of Real Estate Funds (AREF) and sits on the governing body of a local primary school. He has long been a regular shopper at Borough Market, much to the delight of his children.


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 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 since 2015, 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.

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.

Head of Development: Shaun Johnson

Shaun has over 20 years’ experience working across the theatre, events and hospitality sectors, including Battersea Arts Centre, Bush Theatre and several London restaurants. His current role involves managing the day-to-day operations of Borough Market, including maintenance and health and safety, and overseeing a large team of in-house and agency staff. He works closely with the Market’s traders, as well as with external stakeholders such as Southwark council, the police and local residents.

Head of Communications and Marketing: Bethan Davies

Bethan worked in the PR team at Waitrose before joining as Borough Market’s Head of Communications and Marketing in January 2023. With a specialist knowledge of food and drink media and passion for social media, Bethan has a wide range of experience delivering creative campaigns, brand launches and high profile events.