Let’s Talk About Loss is committed to ensuring that our Board of Trustees is diverse and representative. We support both the Action for Trustee Racial Diversity campaign, and the Young Trustees Movement. We are not currently recruiting new Trustees but if you would like to get in touch with the Trustee Board, email the Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our amazing Trustees
Kate Moreton, Chair
Kate has 12 years experience of working with young people in a professional capacity in schools and youth work, as well as volunteer pastoral support. She works as a project manager for an international development charity and as such has strong skills with clear communication, leading teams and getting stuff done.
As a trustee, Kate hopes to keep the board working well together to achieve our charitable objects of supporting every young adult who has been bereaved to talk about their loss. Kate’s most significant loss was her Dad when she was 17 and after not engaging with the minimal support that was available, has since discovered the power and peace of talking about his death and how to keep on keeping on with life.
Kate can be mostly found whizzing around on her bicycle, baking cinnamon swirls, and seeking adventure and comfort in equal measure.
Debbie has been a University lecturer and teacher and currently runs a charity called Love Russia, supporting orphans in Russia. She may be older than those LTAL is aimed at (59!) but she too has lost loved ones; her mum, her grandparents, three aunts, and the most challenging was losing babies before they had a chance to be held in her arms. Debbie knows how tough it can be to carry on living when your heart is broken and is thrilled to support this fledgling charity with this incredibly important work.
Jon has created an award-winning production studio, a digital pioneer since the late 90s and the co-founder of Byte Entertainment.
As a trustee, Jon’s vision is to create a world where everyone can access the support they need when faced with bereavement. Jon sadly lost his Dad to suicide as a teenager and at the cost to his own health, now realises how important it is to talk about loss.
Jon is the proud Dad of two young children, loves going to gigs and the odd run.
Rebecca-Monique is an ICF accredited coach whose work centres around helping people normalise and navigate their trauma and grief so they can forge fulfilling lives; thriving with confidence, self-love and authenticity.
Before becoming a somatic and transformational coach, Rebecca-Monique acquired over ten years of PeopleOps (HR) experience – in stand-alone roles and leading small teams in VC-backed tech start-ups – where she built out and scaled People functions from scratch to support plans for hyper growth.
During her career as a People leader Rebecca-Monique was responsible for collaboratively designing, implementing and iterating holistic people-first processes, frameworks, guides and experiences spanning the entire People lifecycle, including hiring, onboarding, and the growth & development of individuals and teams.
Having lost her adopted mother at the age of eight, Rebecca-Monique has had first-hand experience of the emotional, psychological and physical challenges young people face when managing grief and loss. This experience, and overcoming many other personal traumas has influenced her deep advocacy for mental health support; seeing her work not just as a profession, but a calling.
Amy has been working in charity communications, campaigns and community building for the past 8 years. She is passionate about connecting with others and working together to find ways to improve people’s lives so the mission of Let’s Talk About Loss is a natural fit.
Amy experienced bereavement in her 20s and understands what an isolating and difficult experience it is. She is committed to working to make sure that young people who have experienced loss have a way to connect with others and never feel alone.
Bekki runs an international programme at Cancer Research UK, following nearly a decade spent in the UK diplomatic service, which included two overseas postings and leading UK policy in Central Africa. She has wide-ranging expertise in developing and delivering policy and advocacy strategies and joined our board of trustees in June 2020. Having experienced two sudden bereavements in her early 30s, Bekki is passionate about making peer support accessible for all bereaved young people in the UK.