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 discovered secular Buddhism and London Insight through mindfulness ten years ago. She became a trustee in 2019. She is particularly excited about increasing London Insight’s diversity and ‘Engaged Buddhism’ around issues such as the climate emergency and social justice.


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.



Mike Stuart

Mike has worked in the digital space for his entire career in a range of roles for private and non-profit organisations. He has a deep understanding of the charity sector, having worked both for a national autism charity and two leading SaaS website platforms for non-profits. He has been attending London Insight events since 2015.



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.


Sarah Jayne Buchanan

Sarah is a psychotherapist in training, with a background in group facilitation and support work. She is particularly interested in non-hierarchical groups and communities and how they can serve to promote healing and improve awareness at an individual and societal level. Sarah began to practise meditation in 2011 and maintains a regular home practice, which fits into her daily life.


Events Coordinator

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).

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