Who are we?
Hermes Trust has five Trustees and one Administrator, all of whom are well acquainted with a range of enterprises based on anthroposophy. They are (l-r):
Richard Masters (Administrator) - who has spent 20 years working in ethical investment and social lending, including stints at Charity Bank, CAF's Investors in Society, Triodos Bank, and its predecessor Mercury Provident.
Martin Askew - whose active retirement, following a career in the Civil Service, has included directorship of Mercury Provident plc and Chairmanship of Michael Hall Council of Management.
Maria Barguirdjian - Former Membership Secretary and conference organiser for the Anthroposophical Society in Great Britain. Prior to bringing up a large family, Maria worked at the German Embassy in London.
Francesca Josephson - who has worked at Emerson College in Sussex for the past 20 years, latterly as librarian. Before that, she worked at Michael Hall for many years, and was also Company Secretary of Mercury Provident for 10 years from its inception.
Margarete Albath - who works in social therapy in an anthroposophical home for adults with learning disabilities. Prior to this, she worked as a senior buyer in the clothing industry.
Graham Holman - retired, following a career in local government.