Our Trustees

Carolyn Herbert 

About Carolyn

Carolyn has lived in Greenwich for many years and first came across Home-Start Greenwich when she met a volunteer at a drop-in session she was attending at a Home-Start Greenwich Children Centre with her grandson.

She joined as a volunteer in 2017, after her retirement from teaching, and has supported two families through home visits and was delivering food parcels to vulnerable families during the height of the Pandemic.

During her teaching career, she worked in primary schools in several Inner London boroughs in a variety of roles – class teacher, reading support and advisory work with a focus on ethnic minority achievement. She has worked closely with refugee families and children for whom English is an additional language. She also acted as teacher-governor for twelve years.

She has two adult children and is now the proud grandma of two wonderful grandchildren.

Sara Gorgoni

About Sara

Sara is a published associate professor in Economics at the University of Greenwich.

She has experience in teaching various economics modules and in conducting research on a variety of economics topics.

She also has an interest in economics teaching, sharing of best practices for quality enhancement, curriculum design and inclusion.

She has experience as a volunteer with immigrants. After becoming a mum she has been seeking to support other mums and children during the important early years. She feels very proud to be doing so through HSG. This is her first experience as a charity’s trustee.

Sonia Olsen

About Sonia

Sonia has two children and four grandchildren. She lived for many years in Wales, where she brought up her children.  Her background is in teaching. For eleven years she was the Special Needs Coordinator in a school near Heathrow, due to the location, the school benefited from a diverse cohort.  Sonia gained experience supporting children and their families with temporary housing, refugee, immigration, deprivation, and asylum challenges.

Eventually, she became Inclusion Manager responsible for all children with additional needs and a member of the Leadership Team.

On retiring, she moved to Greenwich to be near her daughter and to help with her Grandchildren. She was recruited as a volunteer for Home-Start Greenwich outside Sainsbury’s in Charlton. She missed her job enormously, so she found supporting families extremely rewarding.  She says it is so satisfying to make a real difference in families’ lives. She also volunteers at Greenwich Refugee and Community Enterprise.  She has been a Trustee for HSG for just over three years.

Ana Bartolo

About Ana

Ana brings more than 20 years of experience working in risk management in financial services. She has worked in different risk teams in different banks covering credit risk, market risk and models. She brings a wealth of experience having a variety of roles as a risk SME, project manager and emerging process lead where she had developed valuable experience in leadership and project delivery. She spent the last six years supporting the Chief Risk Office organisation at Barclays and most recently being the Market Risk Chief of Staff.

Recently she has joined Credit Suisse in a strategy and regulatory interaction role in counterparty market risk.

Ana has also a big passion for developing people, driving change and supporting communities. She is training to be a coach and she is trust of a charity.

Elizabeth Aderoju

About Elizabeth

Elizabeth is a chartered manager with over 12 years of experience in project/programme management and financial services; specialising in compliance, risk and regulation. She is currently the Projects & Capital regulatory functional lead at one of the FTSE 100 banks in the UK.

Elizabeth has experience supporting local charities with various activities, including risk management, safeguarding/compliance, investment strategy and fundraising. She is passionate about developing young people and supporting families, especially new parents, in our community. Hence why she is proud to join Home Start Greenwich as a trustee.

She lives with her husband and 3 young children.


About Kingsley

Kingsley is a Director of All Change Here Ltd, a specialist provider of advice on organisational change, HR strategy and HR system improvements.

Federica Franco

About Federica

Federica is a Senior Legal Project Manager at Allen & Overy  LLP, a global law firm. Federica is also a solicitor of the courts of England and Wales and is a qualified PRINCE 2 Practitioner.

Federica has extensive experience in project managing litigation and investigations. Prior to joining Allen & Overy, Federica worked as a lawyer in both Italy and London with a focus on commercial, banking and financial disputes. In her previous role, she had the day-to-day conduct of large regulatory and criminal investigations as well as civil cases stemming from them. Federica also spent considerable time on client secondment to the legal teams at Lloyds Banking Group and Giorgio Armani S.P.A., providing her with a good understanding of the day-to-day in-house challenges and the benefits that legal project management can provide to clients.

Since joining the Project Management team, Federica has project-managed litigation, investigations, arbitration, banking, corporate and employment projects gaining exposure to a large breadth of work and ensuring the delivery of excellent services in a timely and cost-efficient manner.