Runnymede Trustees

Clive Jones CBE (Chair)

As well as his role on Runnymede's board of trustees, Clive is also the chair of Netplay, the interactive television company; chair of Energetic Communications, the New York marketing and events company; and the sole non-executive director of S4C, the Welsh public service broadcaster.

Until he stepped down in 2007, Clive was also the chief executive of ITV News and Regions and the longest serving senior executive in ITV.

During his thirty-plus year career in television Clive has been non-executive director of GMTV, managing director of the ITV Network, CEO of Carlton Television, managing director of Central Television and managing director of London News Network. He began his career on the news desk of Yorkshire Television after eight years as a newspaper journalist.

As a consultant Clive recently chaired the Peer Review of the UK Film Council for the DCMS and was the project leader overseeing the digitisation of the ITV and Channel Four newsrooms for ITN. He is currently advising a group of Britain’s leading theatres on their new media and digital ventures.

A graduate of the London School of Economics, he has chaired Skillset, the sector skills council for television, film, publishing and new media for the past eight years. He also chairs Mediabox, the government’s youth media fund, the Wales IP Fund and the Creative Diploma Development Partnership for the DCFS. He sits on the board of the Young Vic Theatre and the Legacy Trust.

Clive founded and chaired for its first two years the groundbreaking Cultural Diversity Network. He was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Television Society in 1995 and its Gold Medal, the Society’s highest award, in 2007. In the same year he was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to broadcasting.


Jason Arday

Jason is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and Sociology at St Mary’s University College, London, and has held the same role at Liverpool John Moores University. Within his role he teaches about Physical Education, Inclusion, Gender and Sexuality and Race in Education. Jason holds Master’s Degrees in Physical Education and Teaching and Learning in Education. Jason is currently completing his Doctorate in Philosophy (PhD) in Education at Liverpool John Moores University.

Jason is also a Mentor on the Mayor’s Mentoring Programme, and is presently a Role model for the Black Enterprise and Training Group (BTEG).


Having been involved with and raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for over 70 charities nationwide over a 10 year period, Jason also has experience working for charity organisations in a consultancy and directive capacity with regards to fundraising ideas and initiatives.  His voluntary and relief work and fundraising endeavours have seen him gain recognition nationally for his charity work. For his charity work and fundraising, Jason was selected to be an Olympic Torchbearer in July 2012.


Alan Christie

Alan Christie is a specialist in workplace equality and corporate responsibility. He was Director of Policy at the Equality and Human Rights Commission with a special focus on the private sector. He led policy development in the areas of education, employment, enterprise and economic inclusion, covering topics such as equal pay, poverty, education and skills, social mobility, workplace integration, procurement, supplier diversity and regeneration.

Previously Alan was the Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Levi Strauss Europe, Middle East and Africa. A member of the executive management team he was responsible for media, government and community relations. He also co-founded and chaired CSR Europe, a leading business-to-business network working closely with the EU Commission on corporate responsibility issues.

Alan has been a trustee of several charitable organisations including Concern UK and Frontline UK, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Manufacture (FRSA)

Alan has a BSc in Town and Country Planning from Heriot Watt University and Edinburgh College of Art.

Barbara Cohen

Barbara is a discrimination law consultant. Over the past seven years she has been concerned with the development and implementation of anti-discrimination law and practice in the UK and other EU Member States.

In the UK she has been involved in a range of projects for public authorities and voluntary organisations intended to give full effect to anti-discrimination laws and the public sector equality duties.

Previously Barbara was head of legal policy at the Commission for Racial Equality for Great Britain. She has also been a principal solicitor for a London local authority, worked in a legal aid practice and for the National Council of Civil Liberties (now Liberty). She is currently vice chair of the Discrimination Law Association.


Hepburn Harrison-Graham

Hepburn worked as a professional actor 1979-1991 and appeared in a variety of films and TV programmes, including Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Cry Freedom, The Firm and Eastenders. His stage work included a season at the Royal Shakespeare Company.

In 1992 Hepburn began working for BBC radio sport. He began as a junior broadcaster before becoming an assistant producer. During the formative years of BBC Radio 5 live Hepburn produced a wide range of sports shows including Hoops, an original programme about English basketball.  Sports America, an insight into American sport, and Sunday Sport.

During this period he also devised and produced a number of documentaries, most notably Across the White Line a four part series that charted the history of black footballers in England.

In 1996 he worked as a  producer at  the Olympic Games in Atlanta  where, among other duties, he produced a critically acclaimed documentary on Martin Luther King. Later that year he became boxing producer, working on many world title fights including Lennox Lewis v Mike Tyson.

Hepburn eventually became a programme editor, before being made editor in chief of BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra. He now works as a freelance tutor in sports media, hoping to inspire  the next generation of journalist the art of radio production.

Jehangir Malik OBE

Jehangir Malik is currently the director of Islamic Relief UK. He has worked with local communities and in the international charity sector for over 20 years in a number of countries including the USA, UK and Afghanistan.

In 2010, he was awarded an OBE in recognition of his humanitarian work. Passionate about faith, community cohesion, civic engagement, international development and social justice, Jehangir often contributes to discussion forums, think tanks and public platforms on a variety of issues. He has been featured on the BBC, Sky News, CNN, and Al Jazeera. Jehangir also works with young people and BME communities, developing leadership programmes and mentoring across the UK.


Michelle Moore

Michelle Moore is an independent Development Consultant and is passionate about using sport as a tool for social change. Her consultancy Moore Development specialises in sport, equality and education. She works with national governing bodies of sport, corporate and equality organisations to bring about social change. Michelle has held a range of posts with academic, and vocational responsibilities, has worked in a premiership football club, in primary and secondary education and has years of experience as a senior education advisor in local government.

Michelle is recognised for her vision and creation of new and innovative ways of working to support change in schools, corporate and community organisations and anti-racism initiatives in sport; where she has received awards for outstanding work. Michelle has been at the forefront of identifying solutions to promote equality in sport, working with leading academic scholars and influential leaders in sport. Michelle played a key role in the London 2012 Olympic Games; developing strategy and creating engagement opportunities for young people. Michelle has a MA in education.

Robbie Shilliam

Robbie Shilliam is Professor of International Relations at Queen Mary University of London. Robbie previously worked as a lecturer in Aotearoa New Zealand for five years. His latest book, The Black Pacific (2015), details the connections between indigenous struggles in the South Pacific and the struggles of the African Diaspora. 
Robbie is a co-convener of the Colonial/Postcolonial/Decolonial working group of the British International Studies Association, and a co-editor of the book series Kilombo: International Relations and Colonial Questions. 
Robbie is a strong believer in co-produced research, encouraging universities to work and learn with African-heritage communities on terms that are equitable to the latter. He is a co-director of Rastafari Regal Livity, a community interest company that co-curated the recent and acclaimed Rastafari in Motion exhibition (2016) at the Black Cultural Archives. 
Robbie is also involved with a number of initiatives to tackle the differential attainment and experience suffered by BME - and especially African heritage - students in higher education.


Faraz Tasnim

Faraz Tasnim (ACMA) is a Chartered Management Accountant joining the trust in early 2015 as Treasurer to further enhance the financial rigour and transparency that is expected of our prestigious trust.  He brings a wealth of financial experience gained across both the financial services and manufacturing industries with large British Brands such as Rolls-Royce, Lloyds Banking Group and Directline Group.

Faraz, a proud Welsh man continues to live with his family in South Wales with his wife and two children. 


Karen Tyrell

Karen has been involved in communications and marketing at a senior level for many years and is the Executive Director of Communications at Addaction a national drug, alcohol and mental health charity. Prior to that, she worked for a regional charity as Director of Development and Marketing.  Karen responsible for marketing and communications, ensuring that Addaction protects its reputation and brand and promotes its services effectively.

She has substantial experience of the substance misuse sector starting her career as a drug worker after being a volunteer.

Karen is an enthusiastic cyclist and takes part in charity bike rides from time to time.