Senior Staff

James Macmillan - Chief Operating Officer

James joined Egmont in May 2011 with a brief to grow both the profile and the income of the Trust. He worked for BlackRock in London as a Senior Portfolio Manager, running international mutual funds for 17 years, and previously for a number of investment firms. He holds an MA from Trinity College, Cambridge in French and German and is an NLP Practitioner.

Colin Williams OBE - Director of Policy & Programmes

Colin spent 22 years with ActionAid, setting up country programmes in Somalia, Uganda (where he was part of the successful early response to HIV & AIDS) and Malawi, then becoming Africa Region Director. Since 2003 he has had trustee, management and coaching roles in Africa and the UK and helped to set up Egmont in 2005. He holds a BA in Economics from Sheffield and an MA from Carleton University, Ottawa, and completed the World Bank Executive Programme at Harvard. Colin was awarded an OBE in 2002 for services to fighting poverty in Africa.

Jane Baker - Finance Manager

For more than 20 years Jane worked in a variety of key operational roles for Barclays Bank plc, including Customer Service Team Leader and Regional IT Officer. In 2003, she joined the Wales Environment Trust as the Project Finance Officer devising and implementing financial controls, procedures and systems to measure developments of a wide range of publicly funded environmental projects. Jane joined the Egmont Trust in December 2009.

Lily Leung - Finance Administrator

Lily is the most recent Egmont recruit. She joined in March 2013 to assist Jane with the administration of the Trust. Her previous work experience includes roles as a finance Officer for the CAB in Cardiff and as Finance Assistant for Vale Healthcare.

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