Meet our team of Cinnamon Trustees who support our CEO and directors to ensure Cinnamon operates effectively with integrity and great financial stewardship.

Martin Warner

Martin Warner

Chair of Trustees

Chair of Michelmersh 

Martin Warner founded Michelmersh Brick Holdings in 1997 and has served as Chief Executive and subsequently non-executive Chairman from May 2017. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and is Chairman of the Brick Development Association. He is a non-executive director of Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc.

Darren Mitchell

Darren Mitchell

Trustee

Partner at Simmons & Simmons

Darren is an experienced Chief Operating Officer (COO) who has worked with some of the world’s leading professional service organisations, like PWC and IBM. He is currently a partner and COO at Simmons & Simmons law firm and uses his extensive business experience to support Cinnamon’s growth and development.

Heather Keates

Heather Keates

Trustee

CEO, Community Money Advice

Heather has spent 25 years working in the field of debt advice helping people find sustainable solutions to often very complex issues. From a single centre in 1987 the network of CMA centres across the UK has grown to 200 helping thousands of people each year find freedom from debt and given real hope for the future

Colin Marsh

Colin Marsh

Trustee

Experienced community leader

Colin Marsh has been the Ecumenical Development Officer at Birmingham Churches Together (BCT) for the past 14 years. He retired at the end of March 2020 and continues to play a key role in uniting communities in the city for the benefit of all.

Finance and Governance

We have some incredible supporters who help us a churches and develop start-up social action projects. Those supporters include individuals, businesses, major donors, trusts, foundations, police forces and local authorities.

We are grateful to all our supporters and use every penny entrusted to help us achieve maximum impact on the ground.

If you’re interested in getting involved with the work of Cinnamon as a partner or funder, please get in touch directly and we’d be delighted to chat with you.

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In the last 12 months, every £1 spent on fundraising has generated an additional £4 of charitable income

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