Our board of trustees represent Caramel Rock externally and oversee operations within the Company. They monitor the organisation’s performance and ensure it is in line with the intended objectives and goals which the company has outlined. Our board of trustees have been chosen on the basis that they have contributed to the educational and financial sector as well as having expertise within the fashion and creative sector.
Vincent M John
Vincent John is a dedicated Procurement and Supply Chain professional with diverse corporate management experience gained in a range of public service organisations in the UK Local Government and Higher Education (HE) sectors. He is currently Director of Procurement & Business Services at the University of Greenwich.
Benjamin Kitoko is a London College of Fashion alumnus 1998 who began his career late 90’s in the luxury fashion retail sector; working for the likes of Gucci, Armani and Calvin Klein. By 2003 he joins a London based CMT (Cut, Make and Trim) clothing production rm. This is where he developed his skills and knowledge of tailoring and manufacturing processes. Two years later he was appointed Managing Director of the same company and by 2009 he acquired its sole ownership and re-launched it as FFGM Ltd. As well as producing for established fashion labels such as Handwritten and La Petite Salope (LPS), FFGM was selected as one of the offcial suppliers to the London Olympics 2012. In parallel, Benjamin set up Kitoko in 2005, offering bespoke and made-to-measure sartorial services. By 2011 he was nominated for the Debenhams Menswear Designer Award for his debut Ready-to-wear collection.
Oxana Lyalina, CFA, is a vice president of T. Rowe Price International Ltd and T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. and an investment analyst in the Equity Division of T. Rowe Price, covering emerging markets. Prior to joining the firm in 2013, Oxana spent four years working at Goldman Sachs in the Financial Institutions Group. She earned a B.Sc. in economics, first-class honours, from the University of London and from the National Research University-Higher School of Economics in Russia.
Jacqueline is an Auctioneer and Fine Art Specialist. She obtained her MA from Sotheby’s Institute of Art before gaining extensive knowledge of the international art market and experience in the creative arts industries. She currently works for an international auction house specialising in Contemporary Art.
Mauva is a qualified accountant who has over 19 years’ experience working through the not-for-profit and charity sectors. Having two accountancy qualifications (and going for a third), Mauva drives her own accountancy practice which enables her to help people understand and grow their businesses.