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 and 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 in organisations that reflect her long standing interest in education and young people. She has served on the board of UK Youth since 1988 and, 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, 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: Trustee


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. 

Duncan MacIntyre: 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.

Mark Wakefield: UK Youth Trustee and 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, both 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: UK Youth Trustee and 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.

Graeme Swan: Ernst and Young


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.

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.

Asif Noorani: UK Youth Trustee and sits on the Income Generation Committee


Following a career as a qualitative researcher and innovation consultant on global projects (Synovate, What If, TSTT), he 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, he supports a number of media, technology and public sector clients in addressing business challenges.   He is a graduate of the London School of Economics.

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 National Citizen Service, supporting over 2,000 young people annually. 

Ian McLaughlan: Youth Scotland


Ian McLaughlan, CEO of Youth Scotland, is a graduate of the University of Canterbury of Kent (BA in Informal Education), City University Business School’s (Voluntary Sector Advanced Management Programme) and the Social Enterprise Academy’s (Leading Edge programme). He has worked in the voluntary youth work and early years sectors for twenty-five years and has been Chief Executive of Youth Scotland since July 2013. Youth Scotland is the national network for over 1200 youth groups and projects providing youth work services and supporting the informal learning needs of over 61,000 young people in Scotland.

Prior to this appointment, Ian was Chief Executive of the Scottish Pre-school Play Association (SPPA) since 2001. SPPA is the national intermediary early years agency and works with and supports around 1100 member providers in addition to working directly with vulnerable families with children under three.

Hydie Warwick: Trustee

Hydie currently works as a freelancer for an events company helping emerging UK technology companies to expand, alongside performing as a musician in London. Hydie first became involved with UK Youth after attending their 2014 conference at Avon Tyrrell. Inspired by the driven young people she met at the conference, Hydie decided to join Voice, the UK Youth young steering group, to help make a positive impact for young people. Hydie's experience at UK Youth has helped her to better understand her peers across the country, helped to develop a go-getter attitude, and even helped attain a job. It has been an invaluable experience in connecting with other young people from different ages and backgrounds, and in learning new skills.


Hydie has been appointed Vice Chair for her second year on Voice, and represents young people on the Trustee board for UK Youth.

Tim Tod: Young Devon


Since 1998 Tim has been the Chief Executive for Young Devon, a charity that has built its reputation for innovative and effective services that really try to add value to the lives of young people. In parallel, 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 …

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