Our Trustees

Nicola Gupta (Chair)

Nicola Gupta was instrumental in pushing for a charity that would help people of all ages, but especially the young, reach their potential and realise long term employment. Nicola comes from a finance background, having been treasurer to Liberty Commodities Ltd, a business owned by Sanjeev. Nicola is now chair of the GFG Foundation and is keen to see the Foundation deliver. Nicola and Sanjeev live in South Wales and London with their three young children.

Sanjeev Gupta

Sanjeev Gupta is an international businessman and entrepreneur, heading a global enterprise with activities spanning steel and aluminium production, engineering, power generation, banking, and commodities trading.As Executive Chairman of Liberty House, he leads a fast-growing $6.7 billion global industrial group, head quartered in London, with additional global hubs in Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong, and further bases in over 30 countries. Born into a family of industrialists in Punjab, he was educated in the UK and graduated with an MA in Economics and Management from the University of Cambridge. Sanjeev lives in South Wales in the UK with his wife Nicola and their three young children.

Jay Hambro

Jay Hambro is the GFG Alliance’s CIO, SIMEC’s CEO of mining and energy and leads the group’s investments into the financial/investment sectors. Jay is also Chairman of Sino-Russian Hong Kong exchange listed industrial commodities champion IRC and is a well known figure in the international mining and commodities industry. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Cellmark AB. After graduating in business management, he began his career in resource finance with NM Rothschild and Sons, before moving to the investment bank of HSBC, providing M&A and ECM advice to multinational resources groups. He then joined Petropavlovsk plc to be CIO before becoming CEO of Aricom plc (FTSE listed) and Exec Chairman of IRC Ltd (HKSE listed). 

Iain Cholerton CBE 

A former senior Army executive who has completed a successful, full military career. Iain has extensive experience in a broad range of operationally focused environments in many parts of the world. Accomplished in leadership and management of diverse organisations and maintaining tight financial constraints often in internationally sensitive situations.

After leaving the army in 2012, Iain worked in several advisory roles. More recently, he has been working on a UK sponsored Security Sector Reform project in Somaliland. Iain also serves as an Ambassador for Cardiff and Vale College, supporting business opportunities and developing the brand image and reputation of the College at home and abroad. He was awarded a CBE in 2007 for his service as Commander Wales.