The people behind In Kind Direct
We’re a group of optimistic and determined problem-solvers, making a difference.
Our mission is to inspire product giving for social good.
Meet our Patrons, our Board and our team.
In Kind Direct is a UK registered charity and our patrons' generosity as supporters is absolutely core to what we do. Without their support, much of our work simply would not be possible.
Get to know our Board
Teresa is actively involved in a number of charities in the UK and has been a Trustee of In Kind Direct since 2010 and Chair since 2017.
Teresa is a Senior Associate of Quarto Advisors, an international retail consultancy. Teresa was formerly CEO of Style Group brands, one of the leading British Fashion Houses. Prior to that she held a number of senior roles at the Walt Disney Company including Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the Consumer Products Division for EMEA. Teresa spent time working in Australia as Fashion Director for David Jones Ltd and is also a former Executive of Arcadia.
Chair of the Board of Trustees
Ajay Kavan was at Amazon since 2011 and is currently CEO of MatchesFashion. Ajay has been in retailing for over 20 years and has helped build large multi-channel retail businesses in the UK and Asia in senior management and board roles. Ajay has a bachelor's degree in Computer technology from PSG College (India) and completed his business education at Manchester Business School and Harvard Business School. He has sat on the Board of In Kind Direct since 2012.
CEO of MatchesFashion, Deputy Chair of the Board of Trustees
Tom Moody is Vice President & Managing Director at P&G Northern Europe. Tom spent the first 4 years of his working life for P&G in the UK in a variety of sales and commercial roles. The second phase of his career was spent in Geneva, where he had spells in both Sales and Marketing, including as European Brand Manager for Always.
He returned to the UK in 2004, where he ran P&G’s Beauty business and was responsible for integrating the Oral B business in the UK following the Gillette acquisition. He moved back into sales in 2008, as Commercial Director for P&G’s Tesco account before taking on overall responsibility for the company’s total UK Sales Operations as Sales Director, UK & Ireland in 2012.
In 2013, Tom was promoted to General Manager, Sales, P&G Northern Europe before, in 2015, being appointed Vice President & Managing Director for P&G in Northern Europe. He is now responsible for P&G’s total business operations in the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland.
Vice President & Managing Director, P&G Northern Europe
Graham was named Managing Director, Disney Store Europe, in March 2013 responsible for driving Disney Store’s European multi-channel business. Disney Store Europe currently operates Stores throughout the UK & Ireland, Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, Denmark and Belgium in addition to online Stores in UK and six other markets.
Graham joined the Walt Disney Company in 2002 as Finance Controller for Toys. He joined Disney Store Europe in 2006 as Vice President of Finance, IT and Online. Before joining Disney, Graham held senior Finance roles at Scoot.com and Apple. Graham has been a long-time supporter of Disney’s partnership with In Kind Direct, which dates back to 1997.
Former Managing Director, Disney Store Europe
Debra has been the Chief Executive of the Directory of Social Change (DSC) since 2001. DSC has a vision of an independent voluntary sector at the heart of social change. She is Founder Chair and Trustee of the Small Charities Coalition and a member of the Charity Commission’s SORP Committee. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce (FRSA). She is a member of the Royal Institution and Liberty.
Debra Allcock Tyler
Chief Executive, Directory of Social Change
Tim joined Santander UK in July 2018 as Head of Corporate & Commercial Banking. He is responsible for all aspects of the Bank’s broad range of services to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and Mid Market companies across the UK. Prior to this, Tim was Managing Director, Mid Markets and SME Banking at Lloyds Banking Group from 2013-17 and he was also responsible for Inclusion and Diversity within the Commercial Banking division. Before this, he gained extensive global experience at Standard Chartered from 1986-2013 and held a number of senior leadership roles in Corporate, Commercial and Retail Banking across Asia, the UK and the Middle East.
Head of Corporate & Commercial Banking, Santander UK
Deputy Chair, Pentland Group
Managing Director, Large Corporates, Lloyds Banking Group
Recently retired, DHL Supply Chain
Vice President & GM, Prime Video Europe at Amazon
Founder, The Customer First Group
CEO, Javelin Group
Meet the team
CEO of In Kind Direct
Partnerships and Impact Director
Charity Network Manager
Business Systems Manager
Head of Business Development
Supply Chain and Analysis Manager
Business Development Manager
Inventory and Liaison Manager
Partnerships & Impact Executive
Logistics and Production Officer
Senior Customer Service Co-ordinator
Marketing and Design Coordinator
Customer Service Coordinator
Corporate Partnerships Executive