Tom Jupp OBE has been a member of the Foundation’s Board of Governors since 2005. He is a member of the Foundation’s Finance and General Purposes Committee, and sits on the Grants Committee of Islington Giving.
In early 2019 we spoke with Tom about his 14 year involvement with the Foundation
What is your role at Cripplegate Foundation and what motivated you to get involved?
I already knew Islington from working and living here, and I joined the Board because I wanted use my past experience to support local people. The work and ideas of the Foundation, through Islington Giving, also reaches across the city. Islington Giving has inspired other boroughs to think about approaches that could make local change. I chair London’s Giving, a support service for these local giving schemes.
Tell us a bit about your past experience.
My early working life was spent in education mainly in different parts of London and abroad. My final full-time job was as the first Principal of City and Islington College situated here in Islington, which involved successfully merging four separate institutions and rebuilding the college. For much of my career I focussed on creating opportunities and removing barriers for people.
What have you enjoyed most during your time here?
I have been the lead Cripplegate Governor for our Catalyst Programme since it was established (in 2009) to support adults, young people and families to fulfil aspirations and have new experiences.