The Pass It On Trustees…
Chairman – Mike Makinson
Mike Makinson has been a driving force in Pass It On since we began – his passion and commitment to helping people in need is exceptional and there’s no doubt we wouldn’t be where we are today without his commitment. An experienced leader in retail and logistics Mike has held senior roles for several blue chip FMCG organisations, including Amazon, Connect Group PLC, Littlewoods and One Stop Convenience. Based in Greater Manchester Mike has a passion for sport, was formerly a keen skydiver but now prefers cycling, completing numerous challenges for charity. His commitment to voluntary service and helping others goes further – he regularly volunteers as a street worker for a homeless charity in the North West and has spent many years as a school governor.
Jonathan Bunting is Chief Executive Officer of Smiths News plc – he was the founder of Pass It On and has overseen our growth from an employee initiative to an independent Charity. With a wealth of experience and contacts he has been instrumental is building relationships and extending out partnerships with other organisations. Jonathan is passionate about the need for links between business and communities, believing that ‘putting something back’ is a duty of large organisations that ultimately flourish because of the wider wellbeing of society. He is also a vocal advocate for greater diversity and inclusion, recognising that we are richer by embracing difference and working together for the collective good. Jonathan has two sons and is a keen – if long suffering – Coventry City fan.
Zoe Cruice is a highly experienced Global HR executive with multi-sector experience of working with and building businesses internationally. A certified executive coach, she now works as a consultant for large and medium sized companies, primarily in the pharmaceuticals sector. Formerly, Zoe worked in senior HR roles across the luxury goods, utilities, professional services and finance sectors. Her belief that everyone has potential – and that we should all help each other to flourish is a perfect match to the values and activities of Pass It On. Zoe’s understanding of how we can ‘grow by giving’ is a motivation for her charity work, and trusteeship at Pass It On.
Mahendrasinh Jadeja is a leading member of the independent retail organisations and prominent figurehead of the Indian community, championing their interest in the UK and internationally. Among many achievements, awards and appointments he is a former president of the National Federation of Retail Newsagents, and was a founder Director and Vice Chairman of NFRN Mutual (Insurance) In 2020 he was recipient of the Outstanding Achiever as Business Leader for UK India Partnership. Other former roles include Secretary General of the National Congress of Gujarati Organisations, president GOPIO London (Global Organisation of People of INDIAN Origin) and honorary member of the Leicestershire Asian Business Association. Mahendrasinh’s tireless energy and commitment to helping others is an inspiration and his experience and perspectives as trustee at are an asset to Pass It On
Roddy is a practising solicitor and partner of an international law firm based in the City of London.
He qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1995 and later as a solicitor in Hong Kong where he worked between 2005 and 2007. A partner since 2003, his practice involves corporate law, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions, advising a number of FTSE-listed companies and international conglomerates – he is also a member of the firm’s global partners’ remuneration committee. Roddy is a long-term supporter of homeless charities in London including Crisis and CentrePoint, and is a mental health champion and advocate. He is married with two children in their late-teens.