BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Victoria previously served as Deputy Mayor of London and as the MP for Kensington. She also worked for the P&O Group for over ten years.
She has a well-deserved reputation for forging creative links across the public, corporate, and charitable sectors, and she knows London and its famous river particularly well.
With over 30 years within the corporate sector, Angela Dees (she/her) brings extensive knowledge of delivering large regulatory change and transformation programmes within the financial services sector, including payments and consultancy services.
Having run a successful consultancy for nearly 20 years, she brings a unique skillset and experience in Risk, Crisis Management, Regulatory Engagement and Cyber Security. Angela is the Head of Operational Resilience for MS Amlin insurance underwriting, having previously held similar positions at Lloyd’s of London, Close Brothers, Mastercard and other Financial Services companies. As a passionate champion for greater inclusion and diversity within the insurance sector, Angela has chaired a number of industry working group and also featured as a guest speaker at industry events.
Angela joined the Thames Estuary Partnership (TEP) as a Trustee in 2022, relishing the opportunity to make a contribution towards TEP’s long-term strategic objectives and overall mission towards a more sustainable future.
ROGER DE FREITAS
Roger is an active philanthropist, passionate about ecology and practical conservation. He got involved with marine ecology in the 90s when he organised mass cleanups along his local estuary foreshore, where he could show the silty River Thames hid lots of life, fish and benthic invertebrates.
In governance roles with national and international NGOs, he’s possibly helped them to get better at doing their stuff. He supports water systems, protected landscapes and mangrove communities across the world.
Roger chairs an NGO which offers training for coastal communities who need to repair their damaged mangrove ecosystems to create a sustainable biodiverse forest. In Romania he chairs a charity that provides trainings to support workers in protected areas across Europe with the essential knowledge and motivation to be effective managers and, where necessary, to engage in ecological reconstruction.
Robert (Bob) Hill has a background in Chartered Surveying and Estates Management for development corporations, British Rail and Railtrack PLC.
Bob established his own consultancy, Peerless Hill Partnership, in 1998 with a client portfolio ranging from VT Group, Oxford City Council, Railcare Ltd, P&O Developments Ltd. and the Homes and Communities Agency. Until recently, he was the Property Advisor to Historic Royal Palaces.
Bob not only brings his development, financial and business expertise to TEP but also a rich experience in charity governance, a passion for education and love of the natural world. Bob has served on the boards of many education, community health, community theatre and parks charities and supports multiple environmental trusts.