Our leadership teamMeet our Chief Officer and Board of TrusteesDaniel BamfordChief OfficerDaniel BamfordChief OfficerDaniel joined Citizens Advice Barnet in 2010 as a volunteer adviser and has been Chief Officer since 2017. Outside of work, he is a keen musician and is Chair of the Orlando Chamber Choir. Daniel holds degrees in Law and Music and has a Ph.D in Historical Musicology.Valerie HarrisonBoard of Trustees - ChairValerie HarrisonBoard of Trustees - ChairValerie Harrison has had a long career in the NHS as Chief Executive of an NHS community and mental health trust and an acute trust. She has also worked as a consultant in an international consultancy firm and as Director of Investigations at the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman Office. For the last eight years of her career she was Chief Executive of a large advocacy charity. She has held several non-executive roles in the NHS, including at BEH Mental Health Trust, Enfield and Barnet CCGs. She was Chair at Mind in Barnet and Vice Chair of National Mind. She has recently re-joined National Mind’s Board.Ben IngberTrustee - Acting TreasurerBen IngberTrustee - Acting TreasurerBen Ingber has been involved with the Citizens Advice service since 2005, working in the national office until 2012 and with most local Citizens Advice offices up and down the country between 2015 and 2020. He joined the board at Citizens Advice Barnet in 2015, serving a term as Chair between 2019 and 2022. Ben has worked in the charity sector for more than 20 years, most recently as CEO at Age UK Enfield, leading the organisation through the pandemic. He recently completed a Masters in Voluntary Sector Management, along with a Diploma in Charity Accounting from the ICAEW. He is currently Chief Operating Officer at The Listening Place, a charity providing ongoing face-to-face support for people who feel suicidal.Alison BlairTrusteeAlison BlairTrusteeAlison is an experienced healthcare leader working in commissioning, health service development, strategic planning and organisational development. She has held senior positions in a range of NHS organisations including in Barnet. Most recently she has been working with NHS and local authority partners to develop more joined up services.<br /> Alison is a local Barnet resident. She is committed to supporting Citizens Advice Barnet to ensure people are given the quality advice and support they need to find their way forward in challenging times.Keri LandauTrusteeKeri LandauTrusteeKeri is Head of Government Partnerships at Apolitical, the global social learning platform for government. She has previously worked in the charity sector and public sector consulting, after starting her career in local government. She has an MSc in Social Policy and BA (Hons) in Anthropology and Communication Studies. She lives in Barnet and is committed to social impact and lifelong learning.Ellis MandelstamTrusteeEllis MandelstamTrusteeEllis Mandelstam has spent much of his career working in consulting, most recently as Executive Director with global responsibility for real estate and support functions at Oliver Wyman, a management consulting firm. In recent years, Ellis has devoted considerable time working to improve diversity & inclusion and mental health in the workplace. He has a particular passion for gender equality and has acted as mentor in that field. He is also an enthusiastic musician and plays drums in a couple of local bands. Ellis lives locally with his wife Karen and has three grown up daughters.Kimberly OngTrustee - Vice ChairKimberly OngTrustee - Vice ChairKimberly Ong is an Executive Director at JPMorgan Asset Management and is currently the Lead Business Manager for the European Multi-Asset Solutions Business where she is responsible for the governance and oversight of the business including the strategy, operations and risks and controls agenda. She was previously a programme manager in the JPMorgan Asset Management Business Change Team leading global change and regulatory compliance programmes. She is passionate about Citizens Advice ethos of providing free, impartial advice that empowers people with the information needed to enable them to help themselves and is looking to apply her skillset towards making a direct impact and contribution to her local community where she lives with her husband and two young children.Rosie ShepherdTrusteeRosie ShepherdTrusteeRosie is passionate about taking action – she has enjoyed volunteering and working (pro-bono) for a number of charities in the past. She wanted to join CAB because “it’s such an incredible charity that so many people in the community rely on.” She currently works within Publicis Media in the Business Development team and has a background in marketing and additional certification in Career Coaching. Outside of work, she volunteers as a mentor at Girls’ Network and trains (somewhat reluctantly) for the London Landmarks Half Marathon in April. She also enjoys cooking and traveling.