Anne Stoneham MBE: Chair of UK Youth

 

Anne is an experienced senior lecturer in the School of Law at the University of Portsmouth, specialising in Company Law and Corporate Governance. She is also the Business Services Leader for Business Law and Corporate Governance in Portsmouth Business School, with a particular focus on director development and executive education for small and medium sized enterprises.

Anne has been involved in the voluntary sector for over 30 years, with organisations that reflect her long standing interest in education and young people. She has served on the board of UK Youth since 1988 and has been Chair since March 2014. In 2012 she was awarded an MBE for her services to young people.

In addition to her work at UK Youth, Anne is currently also Chair of the Friends of Birzeit University, a charity providing scholarships and programmes to enable young Palestinians access to higher education.

Diana Organ: Chair of the HR Committee

 

Diana Organ is a qualified teacher and youth worker. She specialised in work with Secondary pupils with Special Needs. She has taught in a Special School, for children with moderate learning difficulties. She was head of a Special Unit in a large Comprehensive in Somerset. She has been a Deputy Head Teacher in Cornwall. She taught for nearly 20 years.

Diana was a Member of Parliament for 8 years.  Since 2006, she has been a Chief Executive Officer of Young Gloucestershire, the largest voluntary youth organisation in the county.  She then became the CEO of Gloucestershire Young Carers. 

Diana is a Trustee of UK Youth, Gloucestershire Environmental Trust and Vice Chair of Gloucester Association for Refugees and Asylum Seekers. 

Mark Wakefield: Chair of the Finance Committee

 

Mark Wakefield is the Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs Manager for IBM UK.

Before joining IBM, he spent 12 years as a face-to-face youth worker and 10 years managing youth provision and community education delivery, working in some of London's most disadvantaged areas. He has a longstanding interest in, and practical experience of using, IT to assist young people to develop digital skills. In 1996 he became Chief Executive of the London Union of Youth Clubs, later merging this 100+ year old organisation with the London Federation of Clubs for Young People to form 'London Youth'.

Mark maintains his youth work interests: in addition to his role as a Trustee of UK Youth he is also a Trustee of the Avenues Youth Project in Paddington.

Kate Boddington: Chair of the Governance Committee

 

Kate is a Management Consultant at The Berkeley Partnership,  and has more than 20 years of consulting and operational experience involving transformational change programmes in the UK, Europe and Australia. She graduated from the University of New South Wales, Australia, with a Bachelor in Metallurgical Process Engineering.

Currently Kate is Chair of the Governance Committee for UK Youth and has been an active supporter of UK Youth since 2005. She was previously Chair of the Youth Achievement Foundation for 3 years, involving a UK-wide network of independent schools for young people excluded from mainstream education. Kate is a passionate supporter of young people and ensuring that we invest in providing opportunities for future generations through non-formal education and community involvement.

Patrick Shaw-Brown: Treasurer

 

Patrick has been Treasurer on the UK Youth board since 2013. He is a Chartered Accountant (ACA) and currently works at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as a consultant, supporting companies with issues around sustainability and corporate responsibility.

He has also spent a year working for the humanitarian aid organisation, Medecins Sans Frontieres, in Bangladesh. As Head of Finance and HR for the programmes in the country, he led a wide range of financial and administrative activities. He has also established a volunteering programme at PwC to support a local charity which helps break the cycle of prison, crime and disadvantage by supporting vulnerable people, many of them under 25 years old.

Duncan MacIntyre: Director and UK Youth Trustee

 

Duncan MacIntyre joined Lombard Odier in January 2016 as Chief Executive Officer of Lombard Odier’s Private Client business in the UK. Prior to this, he founded and was a global head at Coutts Private Office to assist UHNW clients across the world (UK, Switzerland, Monaco, Russia, Middle East and Asia).

Duncan has over 20 years of experience in Private Wealth Management.  He began his career working at James Capel as an investment manager. Flemings then recruited him to establish an Ultra High Net Worth (UHNW) private bank. His experience with UHNW clients led him to take a senior banker role at JP Morgan.

Duncan is a Chartered Fellow of the Securities and Investment Institute (CISI) and is Director and Trustee of UK Youth.

Asif Noorani: UK Youth Trustee, Income Generation Committee

 

Following a career as a qualitative researcher and innovation consultant on global projects (Synovate, What If, TSTT), Asif worked with broadcasters (BBC, ITV, five) to develop factual entertainment formats and drama shows.  He was based in Tokyo, Japan, as the Research Director of Millward Brown Firefly, and returned to the UK to co-found Epiphany Productions, an innovation and broadcast production team.

As an associate of the behaviour change think tank NSMC, and ethnographer with a commitment to compelling storytelling, Asif supports a number of media, technology and public sector clients in addressing business challenges. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics.

Graeme Swan: UK Youth Trustee

 

Graeme has over 20 years’ experience in Consulting and is currently the Lead Partner in UK&I Advisory for Managed Services at EY.  Previously, he was responsible for leading the IT consulting business for Government and was client partner for the Home Office and Criminal Justice. He has also led a number of large scale engagements in the Financial Services sector for many of the major high street banks.

Prior to joining Ernst & Young in 2005, Graeme was with Accenture for 11 years, providing Consultancy Services mainly for large scale delivery programmes in Financial Services and Public Sector. He has spent time working in South Africa and the US.

Aaron D'Souza: UK Youth Trustee

Currently working as a Business Manager for Global Markets Consultants, Aaron has a strong Policy and Campaign background, and is active within the Youth sector. With experience of being a trustee, he is familiar with the responsibilities and commitments expected. He has also completed board and trustee training with Youth Charity Trustees and NCVO. Aaron graduated in 2012 with a BA (Hons) in History and Politics.

Rebecca McCartney: UK Youth Trustee

Rebecca is an Investment Associate at Big Society Capital. She manages a diverse portfolio of social investments, focusing in particular on social innovation, and supporting smaller charities and social enterprises to access appropriate finance. She also explores how social investment can help achieve employment and education social outcomes, including for young people.

Prior to joining Big Society Capital, Rebecca held a number of policy roles in the charity sector and across the UK government, including at the Departments for Work and Pensions, and Communities and Local Government.

Having benefited as a young person from similar programmes to those UK Youth supports, she is passionate about young people accessing opportunities to maximise their life chances and that involves them in their communities. 

Matthew Price: UK Youth Trustee, Income Generation Committee

Matt has worked in financial services for over 20 years and specialises in leading large transformation programmes and managing significant-sized teams in multi-regional structures. He has held senior positions at RBS, Deutsche Bank and PWC in a variety of change-related roles. 

Matt became involved in UK Youth in June 2014, when he attended the Gala Dinner as a guest of Graeme Swan. Following this, he joined the Gala Dinner organising committee and subsequently the overall UK Youth Income Generation Committee. In 2017 he will be cycling from London to Paris with his son in aid of UK Youth.

Iain McDougall: UK Youth Trustee, Governance Committee

Iain has 20 years’ experience in the technology industry, with a particular focus on helping businesses and governments deliver better outcomes through the use of technology. He is currently the Country Manager for Stripe in the UK. He has previously held senior positions in
firms including Google, IBM and Cisco.

 

Iain is passionate about making a difference in the youth sector. He has been involved with numerous sector organisations in Australia and the UK including, The Smith Family, Youth off the Streets, The Sydney Children’s Hospital and Fitzrovia Youth in Action. Iain joined UK Youth in November 2016 and is a member of the Governance committee. He is a native Australian and resides in London with his wife and two daughters. Along with other trustees, he will cycling to Paris from London in 2017 in support of UK Youth.

Chris Hindley: UK Youth Trustee

 

Chris has considerable experience of leading the development and delivery of innovative projects across the Voluntary Sector. He has worked with organisations that support ex-offenders, the homeless, those escaping domestic violence, children in care and children who are struggling in mainstream education.

In his last role he initiated and delivered the largest Children’s Fund programme,  the Birmingham Signposting Service, and was part of the Senior Leadership Team that grew a local advocacy charity into a national organisation. He is currently Chief Executive of YouthFed, a regional Charity that delivers employability, educational, engagement and infrastructure services to young people and youth groups. It is the country’s largest local delivery partner of the National Citizen Service, supporting over 2,000 young people annually. 

Tim Tod: UK Youth Trustee

 

Over the past 20 years he has spent time seconded into a number of Local Authorities, Government Offices and Local Universities advising and/or leading on specific areas of Youth Policy.

Tim started his involvement in youth work just over 25 years ago as a volunteer in Plymouth and went on to become professionally qualified. Prior to that he spent a decade within the music business where his major claim to fame is that he decided not to sign a band called U2 …

Helen Mary Jones: UK Youth Trustee

Helen Mary has been Chief Executive of Youth Cymru since 2011. Former Member of the National Assembly for Wales and former Chair of its Children and Young People's Committee, Helen Mary has a wealth of experiences working for young people and addressing their concerns. In addition to working for Youth Cymru, she is a public affairs consultant and a keen cook.

Wayne Bulpitt: UK Youth Trustee

Wayne founded Active Group Limited in 2002 after careers with NatWest and CIBC. Under his leadership, Active is an innovative provider of practical and professional support services such as compliance, corporate secretarial and management services to the offshore finance. He is also Managing Director of Hanseatic Asset Management LBG, APQ Capital Limited, Chairman of BlueCrest, BlueTrend Limited and a director of several investment management businesses and funds.

 

Wayne has over 35 years of experience of business leadership in banking and investment administration services. He also has 15 years’ experience of non-formal education, being at the centre of The Scout Association’s strategic leadership, coupled with his direct experience of more traditional youth work in the successful restructuring of Guernsey’s youth offer, founding The Youth Commission of Guernsey & Alderney.

 

Ben Jessup: UK Youth Trustee

Ben graduated in 2014 from University of Bath with a BSc Economics.  He is currently working for British Universities and College Sports as a Development Coordinator.  He has a real passion for sport and youth engagement in sports.

 

Alex Edge: UK Youth Trustee

Alex is studying at University of East Anglia doing a BA in Geography and International Development.  He is also working as Station Manager for Livewire1350 (student media organisation) and is Student Ambassador.  He has strong skills in Marketing and Social Media.

Kamara Bennett: UK Youth Trustee

 

Kamara is a Computer Science and English Language graduate from Aston University.  She is currently working as a Graduate Developer at BBC Design & Engineering.  She is a diligent, goal oriented individual with a strong ability to think logically and laterally.

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