Our people

Our trustees bring specialist knowledge from a range of backgrounds to help the Sandford St Martin Trust achieve its mission. We are grateful to them for the time and energy they freely spend contributing to our work. Read more about each of them here.

Rt Rev Nick Baines, Lord Bishop of Leeds

Nick Baines


Nick is the Bishop of Leeds, an experienced broadcaster, writer and blogger Nick will be well known to many from his regular contributions to ‘Pause for Thought’ on Chris Evan’s Radio 2 show and Radio 4’s “Thought for the Day”.

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Anna Drew

Trustee and member of the Communications/PR Group

Anna is the Director of Communications at the Diocese of Canterbury.

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Tom Loxley

Trustee and member of the Awards Group

Tom is a writer, journalist and the executive editor of The Radio Times.

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Roger Bolton

Trustee and chair of the Awards Group

Roger currently presents the ‘Feedback’ programme for BBC Radio 4, and also presented ‘Sunday’, BBC Radio 4’s religious current affairs programme and Channel 4’s ‘Right To Reply’ programme for many years.

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Paresh Solanki


PareshI work on projects linked to Near Neighbours which encourages religiously and ethnically diverse communities to build better relations and come together to improve their local communities.  He’s a member of BAFTA and of the British Psychological Society.

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Joanna Moriarty


After many years in senior leadership roles in publishing, Joanna Moriarty is an Associate Partner for the Charities and Social Enterprise Team at Green Park.

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Torin Douglas

Torin Douglas

Trustee and chair of the PR/Communications Group

Torin is a former BBC media correspondent who speaks and writes about the media and other issues.

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Ranil Perera

Trustee and Finance Group member

Ranil is a director of Regulation and Risk Ltd a financial services risk and regulatory compliance contracting firm and has years of experience in the financial sector.

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Dr Tony Stoller CBE

Tony Stoller

Deputy Chair

Visiting professor in media history at Bournemouth University, Tony is also Chair of Trustees for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

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Natasha Maw


Natasha is a Media and Leadership trainer and coach and co-founder of the Quattrain consultancy.  With a background in radio production, she has produced numerous programmes for the BBC including ‘In Our Time’, ‘Start the Week’ and ‘Woman’s Hour’.

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Dr Catherine Wills


As daughter of the Trust’s founder Sir David Wills, Catherine plays a vital role on our Board.

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Abdul-Rehman Malik


Abdul-Rehman Malik is a journalist, educator and the Director of the Insight Film Festival.

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Anna McNamee

Anna McNamee

Executive Secretary

Anna McNamee is an award-winning Canadian journalist and writer who now leads the work of the Trust to promote excellence in religious broadcasting.

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