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Our Trustees

Lang Banks

Lang Banks

Lang Banks is the Director of WWF Scotland and currently on secondment as Director of Campaigns where he works across the UK, Europe and globally on environmental issues such as climate change and species conservation. Previous to this, Lang was WWF’s Head of Comms and Fundraising. Lang is a committed environmentalist and enjoys beer, reading newspapers and raising chickens.

Emma Colenbrander

Emma is an internationally recognised social entrepreneur with expertise in business growth and strategy, entrepreneurship and international development innovation. She is the co-founder of Pollinate Group, a multi-award-winning social enterprise in India that empowers women entrepreneurs to distribute essential products to urban slum communities, and currently Head of the Global Distributors Collective, an association of over 200 last mile distribution companies which she founded in 2018.

Emma previously worked with the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), focusing on development finance, innovation, and private sector development. Emma is a Trustee at the sustainable energy charity, Ashden.

Ian Knox

Ian Knox

Ian Knox spent 33 years with Bank of Scotland working in corporate banking, dealing with a wide range of businesses and assessing their funding needs. Ian has a keen interest in the charitable and social enterprise sectors and has been involved with a number of non-profit organisations over the past 20 years. He now works as an Investment Executive at Resilient Scotland, providing investment and support to Social Enterprises. 

Carolyn Sims

Carolyn has over 16 years working with charities, social enterprises and other organisations delivering social impact.  In 2020 she was named in Pioneers Post’s list of ’Women of inspiration.  Carolyn leads all Charity Bank’s lending activities and sits on the Executive Committee of the Bank.

She is also Technical Adviser to Eastern Community Homes – a network of organisations looking to deliver more affordable homes in the east of England. Carolyn is Director of Almshouse Consortium Limited the vehicle through which almshouses can access capital grants from Homes England to build new homes or improve existing homes.

Lawson Muncaster

Lawson Muncaster

Lawson Muncaster is a founder of City AM, Britain’s most widely-read daily business newspaper, and has been managing director of the paper since its inception in 2005. Prior to the foundation of City AM, he was vice-president of global sales for the free newspaper group, Metro International. Lawson is married with four children and has homes in London and North Berwick. He is a single figure golfer and he supports Celtic FC.

Aidan Connolly

Aidan works for Royal Bank of Scotland in their commercial and private banking division, based in London. Aidan is a qualified accountant and has a master’s degree in accountancy and finance from Edinburgh University.