Our people

KPMG Foundation people bring a wide variety of skills, experiences and networks. All of them are passionate about our purpose, to improve the lives of the most vulnerable children and young people in the UK.


Melanie Richards CBE – Chair

Deputy Chair KPMG UK and Partner Corporate Finance, Debt Advisory; joined KPMG in 2000 after a successful banking career. Member of the Harvard Women's Leadership Board; Chair of the Eve Appeal UK

Tony Cates – Chair

Vice Chair and Board member of KPMG, maintaining some of the firm's key client relationships in the FTSE100. He has held a variety of the most senior roles in KPMG and is the Board representative on disability and mental health issues. He is also a Trustee of Create (Arts), empowering lives and enhancing the wellbeing of disadvantaged people, both young and old

to 30 Sept

from 1 Oct

David Bartram OBE

Founder, Director of Prescient Education. Special educational needs and disability (SEND) leader in London, UK and internationally. SEND policy adviser to Department for Education; expert advisor to the Timpson Review on school exclusions. Author of the SEND Review Guide, a national peer-review framework

Robin Cartwright

Consultant, coach and author. Former Director of Leaving Well Digital, Social Finance. Senior Fellow at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime; Former Executive Director at UK Government Investments; one of the founding KPMG Partners of the Strategy Group; Fellow of the RSA

Christine Gilbert CBE

Visiting professor of education at UCL. Formerly chief inspector at Ofsted, Christine has been a teacher, secondary headteacher and a director of education, first in Harrow and then Tower Hamlets, and chief executive in two London boroughs. Chair of Camden Learning, a place-based partnership and of the charity Future First which helps state schools set up alumni communities

Corrine Harms

KPMG Senior Corporate Responsibility Manager, Education lead with a focus on literacy, numeracy and lifelong learning skills. Experience in front line work with vulnerable young people, as well as employment and skills commissioning. Trustee at Refugee Youth, supporting young people through participatory arts projects

Rachel Hopcroft CBE

KPMG's Head of Corporate Affairs; formerly principal private secretary to Sir Jeremy Heywood in the Cabinet Office. Member of the Living Wage Advisory Council

Peter Sherratt

Executive Chairman of Against Malaria Foundation; Chair of Lehman Brothers Foundation Europe; Chair of Governors at Stebon Primary School and Oaklands Secondary School, both in Tower Hamlets. Vice Chairman and Head of Legal for Lehman Brothers Europe

David Woodward

Tax Partner and Head of KPMG's Innovation Reliefs and Incentives Group; communications and leadership specialist. Chartered Quantity Surveyor


Judith McNeill

Joined the KPMG Foundation in 2019; previously Grants Director of Comic Relief; Director of Philanthropy at the Mercers' Company; senior roles at Scope, WaterAid and Macmillan Cancer Support. Early career as a research biochemist and PhD in cancer research. Trustee of the Coutts Foundation and Trustee of the Nationwide Foundation

The team

The KPMG Foundation is generously supported by colleagues in KPMG across a range of disciplines, including finance, legal and corporate communications