Simma has 15 years of small charity fundraising and development experience. She is passionate about small organisations and their power to create community and instil joy. She believes in the power of learning to recognise patterns and connections in diverse disciplines.
Kathryn is a practicing lawyer who fell in love with philosophy whilst studying law with French law at Oxford and in Paris. After qualifying and working in both London and Paris, she decided to dedicate a year to getting her master's in philosophy from Kings College London. She has always believed in the importance of philosophy and critical thinking and is committed, both personally and professionally, to supporting their teaching to people from all backgrounds. She divides her working life between working as legal counsel for a prominent Fintech start-up and her own business through which she provides equality, diversity and inclusion education.
Kevin has been in the field of education for thirty years with 25 of those years spent in Holy Cross Boys’. He has been the principal of the school for 9 years and that is when he found The Philosophy Foundation. All his staff were trained with TPF and they have embedded, permeated and infused philosophy into their curriculum where they stand by the philosophy - dare to think differently! The great practice of HCB and the strategies of TPF can be seen in their movie, ‘Young Plato!’.
Keerti Rajan - Chair
Keerti was tricked into reading philosophy by a cunning secondary school teacher – in whose debt Keerti will forever be. The solace and guidance of philosophy has carried Keerti through academic work, family life, and life in general. He is committed to encouraging especially young people to think critically with confidence and mutual respect. The ethos of philosophical enquiry is at least as important as its modes of argument. Keerti lives in southeast London with his wife and two sons. He is currently a Consulting Director in S&P Global’s Economics & Country Risk team.
John is Head of Product and Engineering at Exterion Media. John supported The Philosophy Foundation originally through Business in the Community, and became fully engaged with TPF by helping to bring philosophy to the wider public, and recognising its use within Business. He brings expertise in Business Management - including strategy, operations, HR and finance - and Marketing to the Board.
Cathy Tupman (Treasurer)
Cathy is Department Manager at Imperial College London, where she works closely with leading academics, colleagues and a variety of funding bodies to identify potential funding streams and advise on research grant applications, costings and reports. She maintains budgetary discipline for a range of accounts, and it is this extensive experience in financial management and reporting that Cathy brings to the Board. Cathy is passionate about supporting the development of future generations and firmly believes that the creative and critical thinking nurtured through philosophy is crucial in enabling us all better to understand and meet the challenges we face, both current and future.