Chair – Sarah Mullen

Sarah has twenty five years of experience of working in the public sector, in both central and local government. She has held a number of senior roles leading strategy and policy development and managing change, including at HM Treasury and Camden Council. She is currently the Chair of Respect, as well as Chair of another national charity, Bliss, for premature and sick babies. Sarah became a trustee because she wanted to help Respect achieve their ambition to end domestic abuse, and she admired their determination to tackle difficult and sensitive issues. Sarah enjoys running, playing hockey or softball, and ski-ing; and is currently learning to swim properly. She has two teenage children who take up the rest of her time.

Treasurer – Lucy Inmonger

Lucy works at Impact Ventures investing into scalable charities and social enterprises. She has a background in social investment, previously at Big Society Capital and CAF Venturesome. Lucy is also a trustee at Citizens Advice England & Wales.  Lucy joined Respect’s Board in 2014 and also chairs the Operations sub-group.


Rebecca Anderton-Davies is an Executive Director in the Securities Division at Goldman Sachs, where after several years as a currency sales trader, she moved in in 2013 to help set up a new Client Relationship Management and Strategy Team. She works with a cross-division mandate on creation and growth of the long-term partnerships between key clients and Goldman Sachs. She worked previously at UBS and Citigroup.  Rebecca joined Respect’s Board in 2014.

Vera Baird QC is Police & Crime Commissioner for Northumbria, was Solicitor General in the last Labour Government and MP for Redcar from 2001-2010. Vera joined Respect’s Board in 2014.

Samantha Darby has been a civil servant for over 20 years.  In 2010 she was awarded an OBE for her work on domestic violence.  Sam joined Respect’s Board in 2014.

Nina Goel has almost 20 years’ experience in generalist Human Resources, working in a number of different sectors at both operational & strategic levels.  Nina joined Respect’s Board in 2014.  As a Trustee, she supports Respect’s aims & objectives and looks forward to being part of its continued success.

Peter Llewellyn has 30 years of experience working in the financial services industry in a variety of roles across Personal, Small Business, Agriculture and Corporate banking. His present role is Head of Operations for two business areas and includes responsibilities for operational performance, Change and risk oversight in Business and Premier banking.  Peter has had an interest in the charitable sector for a number of years and has informally supported a number of organisations before joining Respect as co-opted board member in 2013 before becoming a trustee in 2014.

James Rowlands is a qualified Social Worker and Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA).  He has facilitated perpetrator programmes in community and criminal justice settings, and has worked on the national Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) quality assurance programme, as well  having established the Dyn Project in Wales, an advocacy project for gay, bi, trans* and heterosexual men who experienced domestic abuse. With a background in local government, he is currently responsible for commissioning domestic and sexual violence, as well as wider Violence against Women and Girls, services for Brighton & Hove City Council and East Sussex County Council.  James became a Trustee of Respect in 2014 and chairs the Services and Development Group.

Chantal Hughes

Michelle Hill