Our Board of Trustees
Stephen Collings - Chair
Stephen is a partner in a London Law firm practicing in major infrastructure provision. He has been involved with St Katharine’s Trust since 2006 prior to becoming a charity. Stephen assisted with the establishment of the charity and has undertaken fundraising and administrative duties since joining the Board of Trustees on creation of the Trust. Stephen has lived in Wapping since 2000 and is keen to ensure that accessible sporting opportunities exist across the borough and that public sports facilities are preserved and enhanced for the benefit of all residents. Stephen believes that St Katharine’s Trust makes a valuable contribution to the provision of sporting and other opportunities to diverse members of the local community not readily served by mainstream providers of sporting facilities and support.
Azad Ali - Secretary
Azad is a partner is a City law firm practicing in Financial Regulation. He has been involved with St. Katharine's Trust since 2008 prior to it becoming a charity and has helped it grow from its roots in Wapping focusing on the provision of football to the widening out to other sports and across age groups. He has had a life-long interest in and regularly participates in various sporting activities himself. He has used his sporting passion and his skillset as a lawyer to assist in the ongoing growth and development of St. Katharine's including in relation to fundraising and other key tasks. He has particular interest in ensuring sports is accessible and available to participants across a wide age range and for both genders and believe St. Katharine's can make a valuable contribution to sporting provision to underserved sections of the community in the east end of London.
Jonathan Campbell - Treasurer
Jonathan is a founding partner of a Boutique International maritime law firm in the City of London and has lived in Wapping since 2005. He has assisted in fund raising for his local church and for his daughters school. Jonathan fully supports the aims of the charity in ensuring good sporting opportunities are available to everyone and that as many people as possible have access to good sports facilities. Jonathan believes that St Katharine's Trust is very well placed to make a valuable contribution to the well being of the local community and he is keen to help in any way he can.
Ehtesham is a Tech Manager for a Fintech company in Sweden. He has been a member of St Katharine's Trust board since 2009 and has been part of its journey from a relatively new club to becoming a charity and a community hub. As the Treasurer he has been focused on activities such as the financial structure, reporting to the Charity Commission, presenting accounts to the AGM, and supporting funding applications. Ehtesham has been involved in a number of community projects through other organisations which are focused on the British-Bangladeshi diaspora. He strongly believes St Katharine's Trust will greatly impact the community as a whole and will bring dividends with a more fulfilled, cohesive community
Dr. Sabir Zaman
Sabir is a General Practitioner working as a partner in a Tower Hamlets GP Practice serving a diverse community, as well as an Academic at Queen Mary University of London. He first encountered St Katharine’s Trust in 2007 as a junior doctor, and after a decade of working in and around the local area joined the Board of Trustees in 2017. He is passionate about sport as a means to help support the physical health, mental health, and social needs of communities across the East End and beyond. He regularly coaches youth football in his spare time and keeps active through a variety of sporting activities. He has a keen interest in ensuring that children and adults of all backgrounds throughout the community have readily available access to high quality sporting facilities and coaching within their localities, an ethos at the core of St Katharine’s Trust.
Matin Miah - CEO & Founder
Matin is a local resident. Growing up within the St Katharine's area, he experienced first-hand the lack of opportunity in accessing sport. Matin is a the founder of St Katharine's Trust, a keen football fan, cyclist and supported by a team of volunteers.