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 CARITAS (Westminster) Advisory Board, board member of ShareAction, board member of Registry Trust, and deputy Chair of the Northern Ireland Consumer Council. He is a former board member of the UK Financial Conduct Authority and former Chair of the European Commission’s Financial Services User Group (FSUG).

Siobhan Garibaldi, Trustee

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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 set up and chairs the Vinnie Pack project to pack and distribute over 12,000 packs containing cold weather essentials to the homeless in England and Wales every winter.

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

Kay Lau, Financial Trustee

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.



Emma Lough, Trustee

Emma is Programme Manager for the UK and Europe at the Thomson Reuters Foundation. She is a qualified lawyer and experienced trainer in welfare, social security and housing law. Previously, she managed Z2K’s partnership project focusing on maladministration in the delivery of welfare services before moving to The AIRE Centre to lead their work with EEA Women in Prison.


Chris Pond, Trustee

Chris has spent most of his career in the voluntary sector, first as Director of the Low Pay Unit, campaigning for a national minimum wage and later as CEO of One Parent Families/Gingerbread, and Vice Chair of End Child Poverty.  Chris was MP for Gravesham between 1997 and 2005, during which time he served as a Work and Pensions Minister.

He later became Director of Financial Capability at the Financial Services Authority and then Head of UK public affairs for an international communications agency.  He is now Chair of the Lending Standards Board, of the Money Charity, the Caxton Foundation and of the Equity Release Council Standards Board and is Vice-Chair of the Financial Inclusion Commission.  Chris is also trustee of the Family and Childcare Trust.

Randeep Ramesh, Trustee 

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, Trustee

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
Sir Henry Brooke
Sandi Toksvig
Lady Antonia Fraser D.B.E.
Dr Shuja Shafi
Jeremy Paxman