The members of our Board of Trustees come from a broad range of backgrounds and experience in the public, private and charity sector. They work in a voluntary capacity, meeting regularly to help guide PBI UK's strategy and policy, and decide how funds are spent.
Sophia is working as a paralegal at Kingsley Napley LLP and writing her LLM thesis on corporate crime and human rights. She spent almost three years working in Colombia with PBI, where she was a member of the field team in Barrancabermeja, and a field team coordinator in Bogota. She joined the board in 2015.
Deborah is an Employment Solicitor at Capsticks LLP where she advises healthcare organisations, NHS Trusts and charities on employment law issues. She has a keen interest in charity governance and HR issues and in PBI UK's aims and work.
Tara Jane O'Reilly
Tara joined the PBI UK board in 2018 and leads on advocacy and communications. She works as the Coordinator to a group of 80 Labour MPs in the House of Commons. From 2015-2016 she worked in various campaigning and outreach roles at Bond, Campaign Bootcamp, and the Labour Party. She volunteered in Nicaragua with the NGO Progressio in 2014 and volunteered on a peacebuilding project in Bosnia in 2015. Tara is also an Advisory Mentor for the 2018 Queens Young Leaders cohort.
Jacob is interested in strategy and governance in PBI UK’s work. He is a lawyer with experience in human rights and public sector operations, having worked with the UN OHCHR and written his Masters thesis on human rights approaches to transitional justice. Jacob brings his experience advising central government officers on public law and human rights issues in litigation to PBI UK.
Yukie Yokoyama (Treasurer)
Yukie joined the Board of Trustees in 2018 and takes the role of Treasurer. After over 10 years in Banking and a few years in Architectural Interior Design, she is now currently a Director of Zealous, overseeing their business strategy.