Our Board

  • Lady Hughes-Hallett is the Chair and Co-Founder of Smart Works Charity.  After a career that started at Vogue and included running her own successful business, Juliet joined us as a dressing volunteer ten years ago.  It was to be a new and lasting passion, fuelling the foundation of Smart Works through a desire to help more women by bringing our service to other areas of the UK.  Juliet is still a regular dressing volunteer and remains passionate about our volunteers, our beautiful dressing room and most of all, our clients.

“Every woman knows the confidence that looking and feeling fabulous bestows, and the fact that this could be translated into getting women to succeed at their interview seemed magical.  What excites me is that Smart Works now has six centres with more in the pipeline; they are all volunteer- led, and helping women into employment nationwide. The Smart Works fairy dust.”

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  • Joanna Hunter

    Jo is Honorary Treasurer and Co-Founder of Smart Works. She trained at PricewaterhouseCoopers and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

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  • Mona Barnes

    Mona Barnes is a qualified solicitor and Vice President, P&C Claims for Chubb Insurance Company's Overseas Group based in London. Mona is Company Secretary for Smart Works.

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  • Maggie Darling

    Maggie is a journalist, writer and experienced campaigner. She is also patron of Circle, an Edinburgh-based charity which works with the most isolated and vulnerable families.

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  • Philippa Charles

    Philippa is Director of the Garfield Weston Foundation, a family-founded grant-making trust. Before joining the trust, she worked in a global role at Associated British Foods.

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  • Fiona Holmes

    Fiona started her career at Marks & Spencer, where she spent 21 years specialising in Buying & Merchandising. She then took leadership positions at Charles Tyrwhitt, Gray and Osborone and Figleaves amongst others.

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  • Amelia Wallace Mendoza

    Amelia is a writer and journalist. She has considerable experience in fashion and retail, and is a member of the Smart Works volunteer dressing team.

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