Our Trustees

Martyn Maxey

After a lifetime in the hairdressing industry as one of London’s Best stylists and along with running his own salon in Wigmore Street London, Martyn felt he had more to offer to women who are facing real issues in their lives and has launched The Hair Foundation.

Martyn said “I am delighted to be launching The Hair Foundation, it’s s a simple solution to a real issue and has now become a great reality”.

It is no wonder that when Martyn dreamed up the concept of The Hair Foundation it was going to be an amazing life changing charity for all concerned. The simplicity of the connection between the hairdresser and benefactor to produce an immediate benefit makes this charity unique to the hairdressing industry.

After years in the industry, Martyn knows what the impact of self esteem and personal confidence can have on someone’s life. Each haircut begins the slow process to overcome the problems that prevail in every one of the women’s lives.

Read more about the Foundation and how you can be involved in this great project.

Peter Cafferkey

Peter has worked in the philanthropic and impact investing space for over a decade and is the founding CEO of Boncerto. Peter challenges, and provides guidance and support to individuals, corporations and foundations looking to engage in the next generation of philanthropy, CSR, and impact investing.
Previously a Director at Geneva Global and International Manager at the Charities Aid Foundation, he is also an expert partner at Creative United who provide innovative funding solutions for arts organisations.

Heading up Geneva Global’s London office, Peter worked with wealthy families and foundations to help develop and magnify their philanthropic and social impact goals.

As well as representing Charities Aid Foundation on the global stage, Peter led and co-ordinated the work of their international network in East Asia and Australia, whilst also working directly with high-net worth individuals, companies, and not-for-profits looking to operate across multiple jurisdictions on a global scale. Prior to this Peter spent four years in a leadership role in the CAF corporate relations team working with some of the largest multinationals to deliver CSR strategy and implementation both in the UK and internationally.

Peter has been profiled in the Financial Times and has given talks in four continents to corporate executives, next generation of wealth, and not-for-profit professionals. Recent examples include invitations to speak at the Global Governance Institute at UCL, and speaking on impact investment at the Global Family Office Community annual event.

Alison Hewitt

Alison Hewitt has been a barrister since the 1980s. She is based in chambers in London but appears in court throughout the country.  She now specialises in inquest law but has also worked in the fields of personal injury, police, and regulatory law.  Through her work Alison has developed a particular interest in those with increased vulnerability, whether through mental ill health, learning difficulties, domestic violence, or other life events, and the impact which legal processes may have on them.

Alison has also recently been appointed as HM Senior Coroner for the City of London.  This is a part-time role which involves investigating violent or unnatural deaths which occur within the Square Mile and holding inquests into those deaths.

Her previous experience of assisting charities includes 10 years as a trustee of NurseAid (now known as Cavell Nurses’ Trust) and, before that, a long spell as a committee member of the Barristers’ Benevolent Association.

Alison is married with twin teenaged daughters and she lives with her family in Clapham, London.