Mary's Trustees are responsible for ensuring that the mission and vision of Mary's are being fulfilled through strong leadership, effective planning, and sound fiscal management. Thank you to the Mary's Trustees for their hard work, dedication, and enthusiasm. 

Helen Mylam - Chair

Previously worked in the public sector as a product manager for national police computer systems where she gained knowledge and experience in people management,  project management, strategic planning and risk management. She lives in Highbury attends St Mary’s Church and helps out with pastoral and children’s work.

Martin Griffiths

Is a corporate lawyer with over 15 years experience, both in-house and in private practice.  He specialises in the financial services sector. He lives in Islington.

Alan Shaw

Is a commercial lawyer with 20 years experience working in both private practice and in-house. He lives in Islington and is a long-term member of St Mary’s Church, having served on the PCC for many years and has helped with children’s work in the Church.

Ian Mylam

Is a retired shipbroker and Lay Minister at St Mary’s Church.   He has had a long involvement with the Youth Club and ran football and cricket teams in 1980s/1990s. Nowadays he loves trekking in mountains at home and abroad and swimming in wild waters. He is active in his role as trustee in fund raising and as the trustee lead on safeguarding.

Jan Pester

Has had a long career in marketing and communications and has run her own strategic consultancy.  This experience has enabled her to bring her expertise in research, brand strategy and development, and internal and external communications to the board.  She lives in Islington, is a member of St Mary Islington congregation and is a PCC-nominated trustee.

Lisa Waterman

Is a communications professional with several years’ experience in corporate communications, most recently as vice president of global campaigns at Barclays and projects & programmes communications manager at BP. Lisa is a member of St Mary’s Church, having formerly lived in Islington and now lives in West London.

Ruth Ogler

Has worked in the not for profit sector for most of her career and is currently Programme and Partnerships Manager for Hope for Children.  She attends St Mary’s church.

Craig Bowen

Is a restructuring consultant providing financial management advice and expertise in financial management and operations. Originally from Wolverhampton, Craig now lives in Islington and was married at St Mary’s Church.

If you're interested in joining our Trustees or would like to reach a specific Trustee member, please contact Balazs Csernus a 020 7354 1387 or at [email protected]