The Board

Cambridge Junction is governed by a board of non-executive trustees who support and guide the organisation to ensure it meets its objectives. 

Members of the board of trustees are: 

Nicola Buckley (Chair) is Associate Director, Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge, where she organises programmes linking policy makers with academic researchers. She was previously Head of Public Engagement at the University of Cambridge, managing the team delivering the annual Cambridge Science Festival and Cambridge Festival of Ideas. Prior to her role at the University, she worked in the UK voluntary sector as a fundraising and communications manager. Board member since May 2014.
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Jon Payne (Treasurer) is an Audit Senior Manager at Deloitte Cambridge. His current portfolio comprises a wide range of clients, including an early stage AIM group, a professional football club, a software company and a multinational group in the telecoms sector. Board member since March 2013.
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Dr Merav Rosenfeld (PhD, University of Cambridge) is a Research Fellow and Co-Principal Investigator at the Woolf Institute, and a Research Associate at St Edmund's College, The University of Cambridge. She specialises in Middle Eastern music. She has been awarded numerous prizes and grants in the UK, USA and Israel, and published her research in peer-reviewed publications. Previously, Merav was a Senior Economist and a Lecturer at the United Mizrahi Bank for eleven years; a Nationwide Bursar of fifty musical conservatories at the Israeli Ministry of Education for three years; and an author of music programmes for schoolchildren, aimed at developing values of peace between various religious and ethnic groups. Board member since May 2014.
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Godric Smith is a senior communications strategist and in 2013 he founded Inc London. He worked for three Prime Ministers at Downing Street for over 10 years between 1996 and 2012.  He was Tony Blair's Official Spokesman from 2001–04 and his Head of Strategic Communications from 2004–06. He was Director of Communications for London 2012 for the Olympic Delivery Authority and the Government from 2006–12. Godric was awarded the CBE in 2004. Board member since March 2013.
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Julius Stobbs is an intellectual property lawyer and founder of Stobbs. Previously he has been Head of Trade Marks at Ipulse and a Partner at a major European firm for seven years. His firm advises major international brand owners (including O2, Tesco, McDonald’s, Yahoo! and Nike) on the creation, protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights. He grew up in Cambridge, and after a ten year spell working in London has set up his business in the Cambridge area. Board member since March 2013.
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Richard Arnold is a Director of Wrenbridge Sport, which specialises in the delivery of new stadia, sport and leisure facilities through major mixed-use real estate development.  Prior to setting up Wrenbridge Sport, Richard was a project director with the Olympic Delivery Authority with responsibility for the development of 10 of the new permanent and temporary venues built for the London 2012 Games.  He grew up in Cambridge and has returned to the area following a number of years working in London. Board member since July 2016.
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Zoë Svendsen is a director, dramaturg and designer who makes participatory theatre performances exploring contemporary political subjects, including the Artsadmin Green Commission, WE KNOW NOT WHAT WE MAY BE (Barbican Centre 2018), a performance installation imagining living under alternative economic conditions for a future beyond climate crisis; World Factory, exploring consumer capitalism through the lens of the global textile industry (Young Vic and UK tour; shortlisted for the Berlin Theatertreffen Stückemarkt 2016); 3rd Ring Out, an emergency-planning-style ‘rehearsal’ for climate crisis (TippingPoint Commission Award; UK tour). Zoë also works as dramaturg to collaborate on the theatrical rethinking of classic texts for productions at the Young Vic, the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Zoë is a Lecturer in Dramaturgy and Performance at the University of Cambridge, undertaking practice-led research.

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Dr Othman Cole is a Senior Faculty in Management Practice (Finance) and the Deputy Director of the Executive MBA Programme at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. He is also a Fellow of Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge. Dr Cole holds a PhD and an MPhil in Finance, both from Cambridge Judge Business School; an MSc in International Securities, Investment and Banking; and an MEng in Computer Systems Engineering.