Photo: Children drawing courtesy of Sibs

Children on a swing - Photo used with permission from Brighton Pebbles

Who We Are


Lucy Sainsbury
Tim Price
Dominic Flynn
David Wood


Jo Ecclestone Ford – Lead Trust Executive
Jo leads on True Colours’ strategic direction, working closely with the board of trustees. She is responsible for overall management of the Trust, including grant-making, governance and finance. She manages a diverse portfolio of the Trust’s longstanding strategic programmes in both the UK and Africa.

Catherine Gathercole – Trust Executive
Catherine is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Trust’s portfolio of grants across both the UK and Africa. She also oversees the Breathing Spaces programme and the UK and Africa Small Grants programmes.

Frances Markwick – PA/Administrator
Frances is the Personal Assistant to Jo Ecclestone Ford and the administrator for the Trust. Frances looks after the administration of all the Trust’s grants and supports the team, ensuring the smooth running of True Colours.


The Trustees are advised by Maggie Baxter CBE, Dame Christine Lenehan, Dr Linda Maynard and Lisa Spinks on their work.