Trustees & Patrons


Mick McAteer, Chair

MickMick McAteer is Z2K’s chair. He is the founder and Director of The Financial Inclusion Centre, a UK based not-for-profit think tank that promotes fair, inclusive, efficient and accountable financial markets.

Mick is also a board member of the UK Financial Conduct Authority, Chairman of the European Commission’s Financial Services User Group (FSUG) and a board member of the CARITAS (Westminster) Advisory Board.

Maev Sullivan


Maev is a qualified lawyer (Barrister) with over 30 years’ experience and a thorough knowledge and understanding of telecommunications law and strategy having been involved in the liberalisation of telecommunications in the United Kingdom since its inception in 1982.

In July 2008 she retired from consultancy work providing legal/regulatory advice in the telecommunications sector and has since focused her time on her family and on voluntary work that she began in May 2005 for various charitable organisations, including Trinity Hospice and, since July 2008, Z2K where she was appointed a Trustee in July 2009.

Siobhan Garibaldi

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Siobhan is the president of St Vincent de Paul Society in Westminster Diocese, a charity which makes around 600,000 visits to people in need throughout England and Wales each year and operates numerous projects to help people in local communities. She supports around 800 volunteers in 80 groups in London; north of the River Thames and Hertfordshire and has sat on many St Vincent de Paul committees during her 20 years of involvement, including a 5 year term on their Board of Trustees.

She is also on the Caritas Advisory Board for Westminster Diocese and a school governor for 16 years. Since giving up her career to look after her two sons, Siobhan has set up a residents association, asylum seeker support group and organised a wide variety of events to raise funds for charity.

Kay Lau

KayKay is a Chartered Accountant and a manager in the Public Sector Audit Department of KPMG. Kay specialises in the not for profit sector, and has also audited a number of charities and worked with local authorities on the certification of benefit claims.



Randeep Ramesh

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Randeep Ramesh is social affairs editor for the Guardian. He was the paper’s south Asia correspondent for six years and a leader writer for the paper, specialising in globalisation. He was a City news editor and worked on the home news desk. He has won Scoop of the Year and What the Papers Say Investigation of the Year for work on parliamentary lobbying scandals

Dame Ruth Runciman

LadyRuthRuncimAMN_228x356Dame Ruth Runciman worked for 30 years as a CAB advisor in Hackney and then North Kensington.  She also set up the first CAB in a prison, in Wormwood Scrubs in 1989.  She has a lot of experience in mental health, having been Chairman of the Mental Health Act Commission and Chairman of Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust. She was a founder Trustee of the Prison Reform Trust and is Deputy Chairman.


The Rev. Paul Nicolson

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Paul Nicolson began his working life in 1955 importing, marketing and distributing wines and spirits. In 1966 he attended Cuddesdon Theological College and was ordained into the Church of England as a Minister in Secular Employment in 1967. As a curate he took a Diploma in Personnel Management and in 1968 was employed by ICI Central Personnel Department as a Personnel Officer responsible to the Manager who negotiated with the Trades Unions.

He left ICI in 1972 and became the Founding General Secretary of the Confederation of Employee Organisations engaged in opposition to the Closed Shop. In 1982 he joined the Hambleden Valley Group of Churches as a Parish Priest.

The harsh treatment of his poorest parishioners, who could not afford the Poll Tax, led to the foundation of the Zacchaeus 2000 Trust to work with impoverished debtors tangled in the welfare system, of which he has been chairman from 1997 to February 2013.


1996 – 2000: The Rt. Rev. Lord Runcie
1996 – 2009: Sir John Mortimer CBE QC


The Most Revd & Right Hon the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury; Justin Welby
The Duke of Richmond and Gordon
Victoria, Lady Getty
His Honour Judge Jan Luba QC
Sandi Toksvig
Sir Henry Brooke
Lady Antonia Fraser D.B.E.
Jeremy Paxman