Our Team



The Trustees of LIM are responsible for making sure we meet our obligations as a registered charity as well as setting our strategic direction. The team are volunteers and offer their time freely as required by the Charity Commission and in the spirit of service.


Lucy West

Lucy is our Chair of Trustees and has spent the last 32 years since moving to London from the US in a mixture of private and public sector roles, including PR, management consulting, executive coaching, being a magistrate and a lay member of a property tribunal. She currently works as a leadership coach. Lucy discovered secular Buddhism and London Insight through mindfulness ten years ago. She became a trustee in 2018.


andrew colemanAndrew Coleman

Andrew joined the trustees in December 2015 as the treasurer.  A chartered accountant, he has been advising charities and not-for-profits since taking early retirement in 1999. Andrew has followed the Buddhist path for 20 years and is a facilitator of the Richmond Mindfulness Meditation Group.


Derek Bruce

Derek Bruce joined the Board of Trustees in 2022. He has a background in HR, Leadership, Learning and Talent Management and Organisational Design. He is currently a Learning Strategy and Performance Management lead. He also runs Derek Bruce Associates, a consultancy which supports NGOs, Non Profit and SME on L&D topics. He practices mindfulness, meditation and purposeful living. He is now based in London, having also lived in Europe.



Joanna-May Sta. Ana

Joanna has a background in engineering and commercial management, and has worked within the construction industry for a number of years. She studies ancient religions and philosophy with a focus on the traditions of yoga and meditation. She has practiced daily meditation for the past 5 years.



Matt Herbertson Matt Herbertson

Matt has been a practising Buddhist since 2005, and previously managed a large mindfulness for health project in London. He has a background in communications and PR, and has spent the last seven years managing teams in the market research sector. He enjoys Qi Gong and playing the RAV drum (when no one is listening).


Volunteers Manager

Chen Lu

Chen has a background in art history and the creative industries. She started her meditation journey in 2013, and was introduced to Vipassana meditation in 2021 through a ten-day silent retreat. She keeps a regular meditation practice and continues to explore contemplative practices and experiences.

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