Chestertons Foundation operates through the help of trustees, employees and volunteers, all of whom give up their own time to help the causes we support. Meet those involved here.
Chestertons Foundation Chairman Salah Mussa has grown a successful business portfolio over four decades, spanning finance, and commercial and residential real estate. He is best known for purchasing and vastly expanding Chestertons, a prime London estate agency with a 220-year history. Salah is committed to philanthropy and giving back to society.
Entrepreneur and natural innovator Alison Cooper has successfully built and scaled several businesses. Her specialism is finding creative solutions to gaps in the market. She is currently founder and CEO of Alicia J Diamonds, before which she grew En Route International, her award-winning multi-million-pound global on-board service business, before selling to dnata (Emirates Group).
Willem has significant C-suite board-level experience with international companies across healthcare, telecoms & technology, real estate and finance. He has expertise in facilitating growth, fundraising and building teams. He now has a portfolio of Non-Executive Board roles and is Chairman of Adaptix. His charity and charitable foundation experience includes World for Libya and Venture Partnership Foundation.
Sir Vincent Fean
A former British diplomat, Sir Vincent Fean retired from being Consul-General to Jerusalem in 2014, after roles in Libya and Malta. He chairs the Balfour Project charity, advocating equal rights for Israelis and Palestinians. He is a Board member of the Palestine Britain Business Council, and co-patron of the Britain Palestine Friendship and Twinning Network.
Roger trained as a chartered surveyor and had an initial career in newspaper management at TODAY and The Observer, also setting up and running Fresh FM radio station. He founded Rural Solutions, and runs the Broughton Hall Estate, which hosts a well-being centre, hospitality business, and rural business park, and is Executive Chairman of Rural Concepts Group. He is also a founder of the charity Skipton and Ripon Enterprise Group.
Coordinator & Trustee
Raiha is the Coordinator of Chestertons Foundation and a trustee board member. With an International Relations degree from SOAS, plus an LPC and law-conversion qualification, Raiha is also an aspiring lawyer. Her role at the Foundation chimes with her charity work. From raising funds for Libyan refugees as a teenager, and working with the Collateral Repair project in Jordan, Raiha is now a volunteer at London foodbanks, food kitchens and community projects.