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The PA Foundation

Our mission

The PA Foundation aims to develop and inspire people, particularly those facing disadvantage, to be the innovators and leaders of tomorrow, applying their ingenuity to solve the world's biggest challenges.

PA Foundation

What we do

The PA Foundation is an independent charity expanding access to quality education, skills and careers, particularly in STEM-related fields, and working to address the underlying barriers holding people from disadvantaged backgrounds back. Formed in late 2021, The PA Foundation amplifies PA’s volunteering efforts by providing grants to charities and non-profit organisations to make a real difference.

Our relationship to PA

We’re PA’s charity partner. The grants we give to charities and non-profit organisations deepen the impact of the skills and experience PA’s people volunteer to further benefit the wider community. PA is also providing The PA Foundation with ongoing financial support, starting with a £10 million donation to be dispersed across projects run by its global communities over the next five years.

Our Trustees

The PA Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of independent Trustees and current PA employees.

Meet the Trustees

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Anita Chandraker

Chair and Trustee

Anita Chandraker

Chair and Trustee

Anita spent more than 30 years with PA, advising Board level clients on strategic technology and digital initiatives, and delivering complex transformation programmes. As a member of PA’s Board of Directors, she led the growth of PA’s global innovation capability, spearheaded Inclusion and Diversity initiatives, and sponsored the Raspberry Pi Competition, which promotes STEM education for school children, since its inception.

Anita is passionate about creating opportunities for people from all backgrounds to reach their full potential. She is also a Trustee of the Fairtrade Foundation, and a coach and mentor for C-suite executives.

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Martin Tillisch

Trustee

Martin Tillisch

Trustee

Martin was a Partner at PA and spent 20 years with the organisation specialising in strategy, governance, partnerships and organisational design within Financial Services. During this time, his work included advice to Trust funds and a focus to build a strong and sustainable Fintech and start-up environment in the Nordic region. Martin is an ardent champion of entrepreneurship and scaling innovation to positively impact society.

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Kully Janjuah

Trustee

Kully Janjuah

Trustee

Kully joined PA in 1997 and was appointed as PA’s Group Company Secretary in 2007. During this time, he led complex corporate transactions and shareholder reorganisations, advising the board on legal compliance and governance matters. He is also a qualified chartered accountant. 

Kully believes in the importance of creating opportunities for life-long learning at any stage in a person’s career, and regardless of background.

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Jo Scarlett

Trustee

Jo Scarlett

Trustee

Jo joined PA in 2016 as Chief Marketing Officer. She’s responsible for PA’s global brand and marketing activities. Before PA, Jo held senior digital, sales and marketing roles at BT Global Services, leading the design of their digital transformation and the global marketing team. Prior to this, Jo was part of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector team at Ernst & Young and, before that, at Gemini Consulting. Jo is committed to enabling PA people to use their skills and experience for the benefit of others.

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Christine Berry

Trustee

Christine Berry

Trustee

Christine joins the Board of The PA Foundation following a successful career as a solicitor, where she spent ten years as a Managing Partner at international law firm Taylor Vinters LLP. During her legal career, she specialised in advising charities, particularly those working at the forefront of scientific and medical research and in education. She has a strong belief in the ability of charities to collaborate with each other and with commercial partners to maximise benefit to society. Christine is a former trustee of Addenbrooke’s NHS Charitable Trust and has previously served on the regional council of the CBI. In 2007, Christine co-founded an annual literary prize of £10,000 to support new writers. The prize is now part of the Early Careers Programme at the National Centre For Writing. Christine is also currently a Trustee of the Association for Cultural Exchange which operates an arts and study centre just outside Cambridge.

Our charity partners

We partner with a range of organisations as we carry out our mission.

Our charity partners

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Jack McMahon

Head of Communities

The PA Foundation is registered with Companies House in England and Wales (company number 13435338) and the Charity Commission for England and Wales (charity registration number 1196581).

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