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Our Trustees

Jim Minton

Chair of Dost since

June 2017. 

Chief Executive of the

Mayors Fund for London.

Former Chief Executive of the anti-poverty charity Toynbee Hall.​

Spent 5 years as a director at London Youth, following a range of other roles in government, charities and international development.

Former Chair of school governors and trustee of an East London community arts charity. 

Holds an MBA from London Business School.

Zoe Mellis

Joined Dost as a trustee in 

February 2023.

Director of Programmes

London Youth.

Zoe joined London Youth in 2003 to support young people to take up volunteering opportunities.
She then became Head of Volunteering before leaving London Youth to spend six months at Sport England as London Regional Manager. 
When she returned to London Youth in 2009, she led the Sports Development team and plays an integral role in the organisation’s strategic direction.

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Joined Dost as a trustee in 
July 2022.

Winnie Sham

Passionate about creating safe environments for people, no matter their background.


An immigrant child who moved with her family from Hong Kong to Canada as a young child.  Fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.


Has mainly worked in the financial services sector in Hong Kong and London, spanning financial crimes compliance and learning & development functions.


Currently a regional financial crimes training officer at an international bank.

Michael Harvard

Joined Dost as a trustee in 

June 2017.

Works at Spacehive, a start-up transforming how people make their ideas for their local area become reality.

Helped charities covering homelessness and children's services. 

Worked in new income functions for 18 years in both the private and charity sectors.

Developer of income strategies that includes; trusts, commissioned services, social enterprises and corporate funding streams.  

Stella Ogunlade

Joined Dost as a trustee in

January 2021.

First came to Dost as a young person in 2014, engaged in the programmes and felt a

sense of belongingness and acceptance.


Volunteered in the UK and overseas to provide sporting opportunities and resources for young people living in impoverished communities.


Psychology graduate working in an inpatient and community based mental health service for clients with complex needs.


Aspiring Clinical Psychologist seeking to change the stigma surrounding mental health and to deliver evidence-based interventions.

Tommy Edwards

Joined Dost as a trustee in December 2018.

An experienced creative technology facilitator and participatory


Worked for 8 years within the creative education sector, developing and delivering differentiated inclusions programmes to young people with learning disabilities, complex needs, mental health problems and those that are at risk of isolation.

Currently working at Octavia Foundation, managing it's innovative digital media programme for young people aged 10 to 25 from diverse backgrounds.

Bejal Shah

Joined Dost as a trustee in 

July 2023.

An experienced charity leader, passionate about supporting young people from marginalised communities.

Former CEO of ReachOut.  Led the Charity to develop strategic direction and achieve growth, priotising youth voice and inclusion.

Led programme delivery at ReachOut since 2017, initially in London, then nationwide in 2019, before becoming CEO in 2021.

Before joining ReachOuth, worked for Explore Learning for 7 years managing education centres, leading teams to provide high quality support to children and their families.

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