One group, one vision
The Trustees are a group of local people who wish to see the Carnegie fully in use, with a sustainable income that secures its future. In keeping with Andrew Carnegie’s vision, the Trustees wish to ensure that space is always available at Carnegie for lifelong learning – from out-of-school provision through to work skills improvement, literacy and citizenship classes or simply learning something new, at any age. If there is anything you wish to discuss with the Trustees, do get in touch.
Beth Prince lives in Herne Hill. She is a retired solicitor. A specialist in child care law, she worked in South London for most of her career.
She volunteers at the local Oxfam bookshop.
Becky has been a lover of the Carnegie building and space since moving with her family to just around the corner in 2011, and is delighted to be involved in helping to maintain it and keep it open for the community.
A lifelong public servant, Becky is currently Director for Civil Society and Youth at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, with a passion for community empowerment as well as for books and learning.
Rabi is passionate about community engagement and is honoured to join the CCT Board of Trustees. She believes wholeheartedly in the core mission and looks forward to securing a long lasting and sustainable future for the Carnegie Library Hub.
She is currently the Government Success Manager UK for the digital participation and democracy company Citizenlab. With previous experience working across project management and policy roles within central Government, she hopes to bring those skills to the Trustee Board. In 2021 Rabi was named one Yahoo’s Finance Top 100 Future Women Leaders for her work around advancing Gender Equality in the workplace particularly on allyship. She holds an MA in Anthropology International Development and Human rights.
Tom has lived in SE5 and SE24 since 2003, getting married in Peckham, birth of children at Kings Hospital, a growing family going to local schools and frequently visiting Carnegie Library.
He loves heritage buildings, particularly the Edwardian era, and loves the quality of the light and aspects within the library. He was an active supporter of keeping the library open during the last melee and aligns with what libraries bring to education and study. He is excited by the prospect of leveraging the significant and glorious floor space of the building for the community in an effort to work towards making it a sustainable, busy and vibrant public place welcoming to all.
Yamila Baqouah Karraz
Born in Spain and based in UK since 1994, Yamila moved to Lambeth in 2001, which from day one felt like home. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and has worked in the Hospitality and Music Industries for more than 25 years.
Yamila is extremely happy and honoured to be part of the Carnegie Community Trust CIO, as a Trustee and Treasurer, and hopes to reach and help as many people in the community through great work and communication.
Outside of work, Yamila is a huge people-person, attending gigs, concerts, theatres, gym classes and travelling whenever she can. She’s committed to continuous education, meeting new people and learning new things. Yamila is fluent in Spanish and French (and a little Arabic) and is always looking to brush up her language skills.