The Road Safety Trust

Our staff

The Road Safety Trust has a small but dedicated team of highly experienced staff who all work from home to keep overheads to a minimum. This helps us to ensure that the maximum amount from the funding we receive can be directed towards innovative road safety research and practical interventions, to reduce deaths and injuries on UK roads.

Sally Lines, Chief Executive

Sally Lines OBE MSc
Chief Executive of the Road Safety Trust

Sally became Chief Executive of the Trust in May 2018. She has a background in social enterprise and adult social care, having co-founded Social Firms UK in 1999 and more recently headed up The Grange Centre for people with disabilities in Surrey. In 2012, she was awarded an OBE for services to equality in the labour market, as a result of her work with the Social Firm sector, creating jobs for people with disabilities and severe disadvantages.

Hugh Sutherland, Head of Finance

Hugh Sutherland
Head of Finance

Hugh has been Head of Finance at the Trust since 2015. He is a chartered accountant with experience of running companies in the commercial property and management consulting industries. He also has expertise in the governance of a large international Not-for-profit organisation, where he was both Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary.

Louise Palamino, Grants Director

Louise Palomino
Grants Director

Louise joined the Road Safety Trust in 2015 and manages the grants programmes. She has a background in grant-making in education, health and the arts, including roles with the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the National Lottery Community Fund. Previously, Louise worked for the Charity Commission managing advice and regulation casework and for Children’s Services and Youth Offending as a Data and Performance Analyst.

Tanya Qadir

Tanya Qadir
Grants Officer

Tanya works on the grants team as a Grants Officer. Previously, she worked for The Pharo Foundation as a grants and operations officer, managing the health and education grants portfolio. She worked with international organisations such as AMREF and Action Aid along with small local organisations delivering interventions across Ethiopia and Somaliland. She also helped institute a bespoke grant management solution for the Foundation.