Helen Moulinos appointed interim chief executive of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust

We’re delighted to announce the appointment of Helen Moulinos as interim chief executive of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT).

Helen joins JRCT from her role as interim executive director of Aidsmap. She is currently vice-chair of the board for Amnesty International UK, and a trustee at the Civil Liberties Trust and the Global Legal Action Network.

Helen said: “I am thrilled to join the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust as interim CEO. I have long admired JRCT’s important role in driving systemic change and empowering others to build a better world.  JRCT funds many important organisations, coalitions and movements, near and dear to my own lived experience and values.
“I warmly welcome the opportunity and the great privilege to collaborate with colleagues, the board, powerful activists and change-makers to deliver meaningful change and to support courageous action to address the root causes of conflict and injustice over the next 12 months.”

Huw Davies, interim chair of JRCT, said: “We are delighted Helen has accepted our invitation to become interim chief executive of JRCT. 

“Our mission is to support people who address the root causes of conflict and injustice.  We were deeply impressed by Helen’s dedication to the mission and values the Trust stands for, and the vital work of those we fund.

“As an experienced chief executive and committed human rights campaigner, Helen has an outstanding track record of strengthening charitable organisations and value-led, inclusive leadership. 

“We warmly welcome Helen to JRCT, and we look forward to working together.”

Helen’s cross-sector career spans three decades, specialising in change, governance, human rights, equality and strategy. 

She has previously held senior roles at POhWER, Marie Curie and Stonewall.

Helen is an outspoken campaigner and advocate for human rights, inclusion and equality, anti-racism, disability and health rights, mental health awareness, and the LGBTQI+ community.

She is the founder of the Gender Justice UK Campaign and has served as a civil society volunteer activist for 34 years.

Helen holds a master’s degree in Finance from the City University of New York, a bachelor’s degree in Creative Studies from Hofstra University, and is currently pursuing a second master’s degree in International Affairs at King’s College London.

JRCT is a grant-making Quaker trust which supports people who address the root causes of conflict and injustice. 

We work as a responsive funder, backing organisations bringing about genuine systemic change in the fields of peace and security, rights and justice, power and accountability, sustainable future, grassroots movements, and peace and human rights in Northern Ireland

Last year JRCT made grant funding of around £20million to people and organisations whose vital work creates lasting change.


Helen Moulinos