David Cutler, Director
Prior to working at the Baring Foundation, David led the Carnegie UK Trust’s initiative on young people and decision making and the DIVERT Trust, the national charity for the prevention of youth crime, which specialised in mentoring programmes for young people at risk . He also ran the Community Safety Unit for a London Borough which undertook pioneering work on hate crime and domestic violence and began his career working on racial equality. He is currently a trustee of THET, a charity focussing on global health partnerships, a trustee of the Equalities and Diversity Forum and is a member of the BBC’s Charity Appeals Committee. He has also been Vice Chair of Amnesty International and the British Institute for Human Rights and a Non-Executive Director of a London Primary Care Trust and the Commission for the Compact which oversaw Government – Voluntary Sector relations.
David Sampson, Deputy Director
David joined the Baring Foundation as Deputy Director in 2014. He began his career as a lawyer in private practice, training and working at the international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills LLP. Since then, he has worked on public interest litigation and human rights at the National Center for Lesbian Rights in San Francisco and as Global Pro Bono Advisor at the law firm Linklaters LLP. David is a trustee of GALOP, London’s LGBT anti-violence & abuse charity, and the Kaleidoscope Trust, which works to uphold the rights of LGBT people internationally.