Our people

Patron, President and CEO

Ndidi Okezie
Ndidi Okezie
CEO

Joining UK Youth as CEO in January 2020, Ndidi is an influential public advocate, delivering transformational change in a variety of contexts. She is deeply committed to youth work, life skills development, and youth equality. Ndidi is also a board member for youth homelessness charity, Centrepoint UK, the National Citizen Service and The Mulberry Schools Trust. 

Nigel Mansell CBE
Nigel Mansell CBE
President

The former motor racing champion became President in 1999 and continues to work tirelessly to promote the charity. Nigel has taken on a host of fundraisers raising over £1 million for UK Youth.

HRH The Princess Royal
HRH The Princess Royal
Patron

HRH, Patron since 2003, makes a number of personal appearances each year on behalf of UK Youth, and has a genuine understanding and passion of the positive impact UK Youth has on young peoples lives

Board of Trustees

Kamara Bennett
Kamara Bennett
UK Youth Trustee
Ben Jessup
Ben Jessup
UK Youth Trustee
Wayne Bulpitt
Wayne Bulpitt
UK Youth Trustee
Chris Hindley
Chris Hindley
UK Youth Trustee
Iain McDougall
Iain McDougall
UK Youth Trustee, Governance Committee
Matthew Price
Matthew Price
UK Youth Trustee, Income Generation Committee
Rebecca McCartney
Rebecca McCartney
UK Youth Trustee
Aaron D’Souza
Aaron D’Souza
UK Youth Trustee
Daniel Chan
Daniel Chan
UK Youth Trustee and Honorary Treasurer
Graeme Swan
Graeme Swan
UK Youth Trustee
Mark Wakefield
Mark Wakefield
Chair of the Finance Committee
Lady Anne Stoneham MBE
Lady Anne Stoneham MBE
Chair of Trustees

Lady Anne Stoneham MBE has been our chair since 2014, and been on the board since 1988

Senior Leadership

Kayleigh Wainwright
Kayleigh Wainwright
Joint Director of Engagement (Interim)
Lizzie Walmsley
Lizzie Walmsley
Joint Director of Engagement (Interim)
Maddie Dinwoodie
Maddie Dinwoodie
Deputy CEO
Patrick Shaw-Brown
Patrick Shaw-Brown
Director of National Programmes
Lindsay Marsden
Lindsay Marsden
Director of Partnerships and Fundraising
David Watts
David Watts
Director of Operations and Avon Tyrrell
Alan Carr
Alan Carr
Director of Finance

Senior Management Team

Halima Nessa
Head of Programmes
Anna Beasley
Anna Beasley
Head of Programmes
Imogen Pursch
Imogen Pursch
Head of Programmes
Simon Sharp
Simon Sharp
Head of Programmes
Vicky Chenery
Vicky Chenery
Head of Partnerships & Fundraising
Violet Howe
Violet Howe
Head of Finance
Lina Khan
Lina Khan
Head of Research and Impact
Kayleigh Wainwright
Kayleigh Wainwright
Joint Director of Engagement (Interim)
Lizzie Walmsley
Lizzie Walmsley
Joint Director of Engagement (Interim)
Matthew Prince
Matthew Prince
Chief Instructor
Sharon Mackintosh
Head of Avon Tyrrell and Operations
Abigail Brookes
Abigail Brookes
Head of Guest Services
Deborah Woolf
Deborah Woolf
Head of People

UK Youth Voice

Our UK Youth Voice group is compiled of young people aged 16-25 who represent every region and nation of the UK. Together they form our National Steering Board and are fundamental to everything we do, feeding into our strategy and overall direction. UK Youth Voice sit right at the heart of UK Youth.

voice

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