Our trustees

Our Trustees

Jim Minton

Chair of Dost since

June 2017. 

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.

Coordinator for Women on the Move Awards, an awards ceremony which celebrates refugee and migrant women carrying out ground-breaking work in the UK and seeks to change discourse on migration and London Community Organiser for The Labour Party. 

Works with a young person in a voluntary capacity, as an Independent Visitor to a Looked After Child.  

Maymuna Osman

Joined Dost as a trustee in

August 2018. 

Community Organiser working with migrant communities in North Kensington, London, post-Grenfell.  

Joined Dost as a trustee in 
October 2018.

Works at Emergency Department and is a Senior Paediatric Nurse.

Holds BSc (Hons) in Children's Nursing.

Gabriele Gestautaite

Has been a volunteer at Dost from June 2016, giving young people indispensable opportunities to connect,  develop and thrive towards a positive future.

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.  

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.