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Home > Our staff > Senior Management Team

Senior Management Team

Jane Easton


As Director-General, Jane works closely with the Chairman and the Board on the charity’s strategy and governance, and acts as Secretary-General to the International Council of the ESU, seeking to maximise the number of people who benefit from our work.

0207 529 1561

Tim Morris

Director of Finance & Operations

As Director of Finance & Operations, Tim ensures the charity is on a sound financial footing, as well as ensuring the smooth running of Dartmouth House, our Grade II* listed headquarters and a thriving members’ club.
0207 529 1581

Gavin Illsley

Head of Programmes
0207 529 1568

Juliette Young

Director of Engagement & Development

The Engagement & Development team comprises  experts in fundraising, marketing and communications enabling the ESU to grow across all core areas.
020 7529 1585


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