Trustees


David Forbes-Nixon

Chairman

David is the Co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive of Alcentra and chairs the Alcentra European Investment Committee. David also sits on the Executive Committee of BNY Mellon Investment Management and the BNY Mellon Operating Committee.

Norman Stromsoy

CEO

Norman Stromsoy, Adv.DipSE, MA was appointed CEO of DFN Charitable Foundation in June 2015. Previously a special education teacher working with students across the age range with a wide range of special needs, Norman was also a very successful headteacher for 26 years, working in both the state and charity sector with six distinctly different schools, all of which were judged outstanding.

James Dickson

James has been an investment manager in the City for the last 22 years. Over the last eight years he has been Governor at three schools and also an academy chain. He brings a deep understanding of the education system in the UK. James also spent a year teaching English in Pakistan.

Simon Konsta

Simon is a Senior Partner of Clyde & Co, LLP and heads up the firm's insurance practice. He also sits on their global board. Prior to this Simon was a Senior Partner at Barlow, Lyde & Gilbert LLP. Simon is married with 3 children.

Eric Low OBE

Eric has worked in the field of medical research charities for over 20 years. He founded Myeloma UK in 1996 and was their Chief Executive until February 2017. Currently, Eric combines working for the Amyloidosis Research Consortium as their Head of Global Strategy with a consultancy business specialising primarily in market access and evidence development strategies.