HALO Trust Trustees

Board members

Tim Church HALO Trust

Tim Church


Tim retired in December 2016 as president of MIO Partners, Inc. which manages investment programmes for McKinsey's current and former partners, as well as the firm's retirement plans. Tim joined McKinsey in 1991, to start and head up the European investment activity for the firm, taking over the running of the global activity in 1997. Prior to that, he was a director of Advent Ltd, a UK based venture capital firm. He qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse in London and has an honours degree in Engineering Science from the University of Durham.

Mark Aedy The HALO Trust

Mark Aedy

Mark Aedy is a Managing Director and Head of Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Investment Banking and on the Management Committee at Moelis & Company, the global independent investment bank. He has over 35 years experience, building and managing investment banking franchises and advising clients on a range of strategic merger, acquisition and capital markets transactions in multiple jurisdictions. Previously, Mark served as Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa Corporate and Investment Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and was a member of the Global Corporate and Investment Banking Executive Committee. He also held several senior management positions at Merrill Lynch, including Head of Investment Banking, Europe, Middle East and Africa; Head of Metals & Mining; and Head of General Industrials.
He is the Senior Independent Director of the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. Mark holds a B.A. (Honours) degree from Durham University.

Paddy Beeley, HALO Trust

Patrick Beeley

Paddy Beeley was an Army Officer and then worked in Emerging Markets at JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley for 18 years. He left in 2004 to set up his own emerging market fixed-income consultancy. In 2009-10 he worked part-time as a volunteer for HALO, training in Cambodia and Angola and then working in Afghanistan. He has a good working knowledge of mine clearance. Paddy has a degree in Classics from Trinity College, Cambridge and lives on a remote hill farm on Exmoor.

Anthony Bird, HALO Trust

Anthony Bird

Anthony Bird has over 35 years’ experience in investment banking, having worked in many countries around the world; before that he served in the Army. He was born and brought up in Portugal and is a Managing Director of Rothschild & Co.

Jane Davis HALO Trust

Jane Davis

Jane is a nurse, currently on the board of NHS Camden Clinical Commissioning Group and the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council, sitting on panels of conduct and competence hearings. She spent 34 years as an officer in the Army Reserve, retiring in 2015 as a Colonel and has visited most HALO programmes since she joined us in 1994 as a medical advisor. Jane is involved in developing training and validation programmes for the minefield paramedics and procuring medical equipment. She is Vice Lord-Lieutenant in Greater London and Colonel Commandant of the QARNC.

Nima Elbagir

Nima Elbagir is an award-winning senior international correspondent for CNN based in London. She began her journalism career as a stringer with Reuters reporting from Sudan and was one of the first to provide footage from inside Darfur, while also filing material for the Economist, the FT and Radio France International. She subsequently reported for the "Unreported World" documentary strand; and both reported from Kabul and presented for More4 and Channel 4 News. She joined CNN in February 2011 as a Johannesburg-based correspondent before moving to the network's Nairobi bureau and later London. A recipient of the Royal Television Society's 2016 Specialist Journalist of the Year Award, Nima has focused much of her reporting on Africa. Her recent reporting at CNN includes exposing the sale of African migrants at slave auctions in Libya, for which she was presented with the 2018 Courage in Journalism Award.

Gemma Mortensen

Gemma has worked in the media, for government, international organisations, non-profits and within the tech sector; all in a life-long quest to learn the skills needed to bend the arc of power, wherever it resides, towards the public interest and the least advantaged. She is abandoning sunny California, where she served as Change.org’s first Chief Global Officer overseeing teams in 17 countries, to return home to contribute to More in Common.
She is co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Platforms and Systems, a board member of Intelligence Squared and co-founder of The Syria Campaign (with Tim Dixon). She was previously Executive Director of Crisis Action from 2008 to 2015 and received the 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions and the 2013 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. CNN named her as one of their inspirational women for 2014 and she became a Yale World Fellow in 2015. She believes we are experiencing an unprecedented rate of change that will only intensify.

Paddy Nicoll, HALO Trust

Paddy Nicoll

Paddy Nicoll, a former British Army Officer, co-chairs Henley Estates, a property company. He is also the Chairman of The River and Rowing Museum in Henley-on-Thames; Managing Chairman of Row2Recovery, the military adaptive rowing charity; a Trustee of The Annabel Arbib Foundation; a Trustee of The Langley Academy Trust and a Board Member of The Endeavour Fund, HRH Prince Harry’s charity which supports endeavours by wounded servicemen. He is also studying for a Masters Degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy.

John Raine

John served 33 years with the Foreign Office where his overseas postings included Syria, Baghdad and Islamabad. He worked extensively with UK Armed Forces on deployed operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, and was a senior member of the national security community in the UK, contributing to the design and implementation of UK defence and security strategy. John retired from Government service in 2017 and set up international risk advisory company Palmer & Paling Ltd, which advises clients including the International Institute for Strategic Studies and HSBC on geo-political due diligence. He has a number of charitable interests ranging from supporting former service personnel to education. His interests include the Scottish Highlands, classical literature and the outdoor life.

Anastasia Staten the HALO Trust USA Board

Anastasia Staten

Anastasia joined the HALO Trust with nearly 20 years of experience spanning nonprofit management, fundraising, communications, and politics. She is currently serving as the Executive Director of the ESA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the video game industry. Previously, she served in leadership positions with distinguished organizations such as American Humane Association and Foundation Fighting Blindness. Prior to her career in nonprofit philanthropy, Anastasia worked in politics in her home state of Ohio.

Rupert Younger, HALO Trust

Rupert Younger

Rupert is a leading commentator on reputation matters and Director of the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation, which he founded in 2008. He is also a consulting partner of The Finsbury Group, which he co-founded. Rupert is a member of the Senior Common Rooms at Worcester College, Oxford, and at St Antony’s College, Oxford. He is currently Chairman of Oxford University’s Socially Responsible Investment Review Committee of Council, and was appointed by HM The Queen as High Sheriff of Hampshire for 2013-14. He has an MA (Hons) from the University of Aberdeen.