Meet Our Trustees

Mark Rice-Oxley

Since 2015, Mark Rice Oxley has been the Guardian's head of special projects, leading a team of journalists investigating international trends and issues, such as migration, inter-generational issues, development, mental health and constructive journalism. Mark has worked in international news for 25 years, as correspondent in Russia and eastern Europe and editor in Paris and London. He has also spoken in various public fora about both foreign affairs and mental illness. Mark also writes about mental health and is the author of Underneath the Lemon Tree.

Angela Seay

Angela Seay is a senior 'not for profit' professional with experience in Europe and North America, and a particular expertise in philanthropic institutions, grant-making foundations and government funding. As well as being a trustee of Why Comics?, she is also Chair of Trustees for the Polden Puckham Charitable Foundation, the Chair of Trustees for DOC SOCIETY Charitable Trust, and a trustee for several other organisations. In addition, she works as a free-lance consultant in the charitable sector.

Suresh Ariaratnam

Suresh Ariaratnam is a literary and talent agent at Spring Sultan. His clients include the writer and broadcaster Johny Pitts, whose forthcoming book Afropean (Penguin Random House) is an exploration of what it means to be both black and European; the illustrator Lizzy Stewart, creator of the acclaimed debut picture book There’s A Tiger in the Garden (Frances Lincoln) an inquiry into what is imagined and what is real; and Dr Chris Johnstone and Joanna Macy, co-authors of Active Hope (New World Library) a support system for anyone involved in addressing social and environmental challenges. Outside of (and inside) work, his interests include tea, trespass and troublemakers.


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