Trustee, Executive Committee Chair
David works in finance and has been a trustee of International Students Club since 1995.
Trustee, Management Committee Chair
Christopher was a resident in William Temple House for over four years, during which time he made many good friends and helped adopt resident cat Schweiny. He became a trustee in 2018, and is keen to ensure the house continues to run smoothly and provide safe and high-quality accommodation.
Christopher works as a Chartered Town Planner for a private town planning consultancy and advises on major regeneration projects nationwide. He enjoys travelling, playing and watching sports, and ordering books on architecture.
Susan is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of operational and financial management experience working in various roles in Financial Services.
She was appointed in July 2023 following her introduction to the Charity by a fellow trustee and is a member of both the Executive and Management Committees.
She has one child currently at university and one who has recently graduated. She enjoys watching football, reading, trips to the cinema and theatre, and travelling.
Edward is a partner in a global alternative asset management firm based in London.
He has been a trustee since 2004 and became involved as a result of family connections with the founding of the House, as well as through a commitment to its charitable aims and its Christian faith.
Calin holds a BMus degree from the Royal College of Music in London where he studied with Yuri Zhislin and a LRSM Teaching Diploma awarded by the ABRSM. He is currently a music teacher at Falkner House School.
As a former resident of William Temple House, Calin is very excited to have been appointed a trustee and bring his contribution to the House. He is a member of both Executive and Management Committees, and the lead of Student Welfare Subcommittee.
Residents also have Calin to thank for spearheading the campaign to keep Schweiny the cat.
Elisa is a self-employed accountant with over 30 years of experience.
In the last few years she reviewed her work life balance and decided to devote more time to charitable causes, and so she got involved with William Temple House to help the Treasurer and Charity with accounting and finance issues.
Elisa also volunteers as reading helper in some Wandsworth schools, and in 2021 she was an NHS Stewart and Volunteer in various vaccination-hubs, working 50+ shifts.
In her spare time she loves cooking and entertaining (she helps once a week in her local soup kitchen) reading, watching movies, going to the theatre, and travelling.
Baskar is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Manager, with qualifications in electrical engineering, accounting, coaching, finance, law, proposal and project management.
Baskar arrived at William Temple House in 2003 as a student, and staying on as Sub Warden. The WTH bursary scheme and accommodation enabled him to stay in the UK, and he credits his success to his warden as well as the trustees, who he joined in 2015.
Fun fact: Baskar met his wife Junko at the House, and eleven friends from WTH attended (and performed at) their wedding in Kyoto, Japan.
Natasha lived in William Temple House from 2012-2014 while she completed her Master degree in Architecture from the Architectural Association in London.
Natasha is currently a Lead designer at Zaha Hadid Architects in London.
Her fondness for the house and its resident cat led to her signing up as a trustee in 2021.
She is primarily involved in design and construction works related to the house.
Rev'd Father Paul Bagott
Father Paul is the parish priest of St. Cuthbert Church at Earls Court.
Father Paul has been also greatly supporting our music students, by providing the church's hall for rehearsals and practices.
Dr. Chen Yun-Han
Dr Chen obtained his medical degree from Barts and The London and specialises in the field of anaesthesia and intensive care medicine. During his studies, he lived at William Temple House where he found a family and home away from home.
Unsurprisingly Dr Chen was delighted to be appointed as a trustee in 2021 and is currently contributing to the Management and Student Welfare Subcommittee.
In his free time, he loves traveling and likes to describe himself as an aviation geek.
Crawford works in the city on commercial real estate matters and is a former resident of William Temple House.
Crawford has wonderful memories of a fun, friendly and safe place to live and is still good friends with several of the previous residents all these years later. Crawford is passionate about the House and has been a trustee for almost 20 years.
Ishan lived in the House as one of the former residents and shared that he had a fantastic experience staying at WTH.
He remembers the community as a warm and welcoming place to live where he made many friends whilst focusing on his degree.
This is what inspired him to become one of the Trustees of the charity.