Ayesha Begum
Ayesha has worked in the not-for-profit and charity sector for a number of years focussing on financial inclusion and social mobility. She currently works on projects related to strategy, systems change and social impact to create a fairer and more accessible financial services sector. Prior to this, she managed programmes assisting thousands of young people from low-income backgrounds to enter universities and access the professions. 
She also volunteers her time as Global Development Manager at a STEM-based organisation to engage and inspire young people into STEM related fields. 
Ayesha has lived in Crystal Palace for a number of years and is keen to use arts and local heritage to advance opportunities for the local community to come together through shared interests. As a trustee, she will support with volunteer management and associated engagement, policies and procedures related to this. ​​​​​​​
Jules is a TV drama producer on series and single dramas including “My Mad Fat Diary”, “Catherine the Great” and “Babs".
Jules has always worked with new filmmakers, first at the British Film Institute and going on to exec produce the council funded Newham Film Scheme for its whole duration between 2002 and 2007. She continues to mentor and develop new talent. Her own projects focus on underrepresented groups in front of and behind the camera.
Since moving to SE19 Jules has worked on a number of local community projects including Friends of Crystal Palace Subway, Crystal Fun Palace and the Crystal Palace Parks Projects Fund.​​​​​​​
Katerina Kantalis
Experienced senior manager and advancement expert with over 18 years of working in the not-for-profit sector, working both in the UK and Australia. Extensive experience in: Major Donor, Principal Gifts, Trusts & Foundations, Campaigns, Alumni Relations, Corporate, Community, Regular Giving/Direct Mail Marketing, Annual Funds, Events and Bequests. Expertise in setting up strategic advancement programs from scratch but also to the next level with existing programs. Extensive experience in Capital and Revenue fundraising, within the Charity, Higher Education and Health sectors.​​​​​
Sarah Patterson
Sarah has been in the retail sector for 20 years and spent the last 11 working for British Red Cross where she leads on policies, development and risk management. Sarah also champions well-being and diversity and as a student counsellor, endeavours to apply this lens to her corporate role to ensure policies and procedures are accessible and person centred. Social impact is close to Sarah’s heart particularly since the pandemic. Her role as a Trustee at Invisible Palace is to support and advise on policy and procedures and she is passionate about bringing the community together through shared interests.
Gail Rowe
An urban planner/regeneration/enterprise specialist with over 15 years experience of project and programme development & management.  

Detailed knowledge of regeneration, urban, community & neighbourhood planning, labour markets, business and enterprise, economic policy, project design/delivery, data interpretation and analysis. 

Expertise applied to a diverse portfolio of projects and programmes within the public sector but also interfacing with the private and voluntary sector. Passionate about delivering projects that fulfil community aspirations and meet business drivers.

Specialties: Project design and delivery, market analysis, strategy development and delivery, partnerships and partnership working, enterprise support and business development/improvement.
Izzy is a Fundraising Trustee at Invisible Palace. Alongside this, I am the Business Support Manager at a charity challenges provider company, where my role involves giving university students fundraising advice and organising things such as fundraising support sessions and reaching out to charities for advice.
My journey into charity and fundraising started in 2017, when I signed up to a charity challenge in my first year of university and raised over £3,000. This developed on both my personal and professional skills, and I finally found my passion. Since then, I haven’t been able to stop fundraising, or at least encouraging others to do the same!
The charity sector got hit hard by COVID, specifically small charities helping out their local communities. Being born and raised in the Anerley / Crystal Palace area, I wanted to see how I could support local charities in continuing the valuable work that they do - and that’s how I stumbled across Invisible Palace! 
After finding a leaflet in the local library, I read up on the incredible work the charity does in the area - things that are so simple, yet unbelievably valuable to the quality of life of the community, particularly those from marginalised backgrounds. I just knew this was something I wanted to be a part of.
I hope in this role to not only support the running of the charity and ensure its vital work can be sustained for years to come, but to also provide new ideas of encouraging fundraising.
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