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
Alex Edge
Alex Edge
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
Duncan MacIntyre
Duncan MacIntyre
Director and 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

Catriona Bryden
Catriona Bryden
Interim Director of External Affairs
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

Operations

Georgie Courtney
Georgie Courtney
Avon Tyrrell Services Manager
Jonathan Kelly
Jonathan Kelly
Interim Maintenance Manager
Matthew Prince
Matthew Prince
Chief Instructor
Jessica Fentiman
Jessica Fentiman
Executive Assistant to Deputy CEO
Sharon Mackintosh
Sharon Mackintosh
Head of Avon Tyrrell and Operations
Paula Holgate
Paula Holgate
Operations & AT Administrator
Almitra Sewell
Almitra Sewell
Office Manager
Abigail Brookes
Abigail Brookes
Head of Guest Services
Lucy Tennison
Lucy Tennison
Executive Assistant to CEO
Deborah Woolf
Deborah Woolf
Head of People

Engagement and Advocacy

Agnese Gaballo
Agnese Gaballo
Engagement and Advocacy Coordinator
Cara Prince
Cara Prince
Engagement & Advocacy Executive
Jane Nolan
Jane Nolan
Head of Quality and Safeguarding
Emma Barlow
Emma Barlow
Youth Advocacy Manager
Shernyse Lee
Shernyse Lee
Engagement & Advocacy Manager
Anna Alcock
Engagement & Advocacy Manager
Kayleigh Wainwright
Kayleigh Wainwright
Head of Engagement & Advocacy

Fundraising and Partnerships

Sami Sullivan
Interim Events Manager
Dylan Crisp
Dylan Crisp
Events Assistant
Jonny King
Jonny King
Partnerships & Fundraising Manager
Cristina Otelea
Cristina Otelea
Corporate Partnerships Manager
Vicky Chenery
Vicky Chenery
Head of Partnerships & Fundraising
Michael Whiting
Michael Whiting
Bid Writer
Sarah Allison
Sarah Allison
Business Development Manager
Christina Watson
Christina Watson
Head of Business Development

National Programmes

Cristina Wilkinson
Cristina Wilkinson
Project Coordinator
Sarah Lewis
Sarah Lewis
Senior National Programmes Officer
Tony Tran
Tony Tran
Project Manager
Halima Nessa
Head of Programmes
Sara Stanton
Sara Stanton
Project Manager
Polly Seward
Polly Seward
Project Manager
Anna Beasley
Anna Beasley
Head of Programmes
Imogen Pursch
Imogen Pursch
Head of Programmes
Jessica Peacock
Jessica Peacock
Project Coordinator
Veronika Hofmann
Veronika Hofmann
Project Manager
Jasmine During
Jasmine During
Project Coordinator
Kate Davidson
Kate Davidson
Project Manager
Simon Sharp
Simon Sharp
Head of Programmes

Marketing and Communications

Tiye Walcott
Marketing Manager
Georgia Morian
Georgia Morian
Communications Manager
Amanda Cordrey
Amanda Cordrey
Marketing Manager (Avon Tyrrell)
Amy Jones
Amy Jones
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Lizzie Walmsley
Lizzie Walmsley
Head of Marketing & Communications

Research and Impact

Giulia Bonesso
Giulia Bonesso
Research and Impact Executive
Lina Khan
Lina Khan
Research and Impact Manager
Olivia Marston
Olivia Marston
Research and Impact Executive
Sangita Patel
Sangita Patel
Head of Research and Impact

Finance

Elvira Rakhimova
Elvira Rakhimova
Assistant Management Accountant
Anetta Klejny
Finance Officer
Karen Kemble
Karen Kemble
Finance Manager
Violet Howe
Violet Howe
Head of Finance
Alan Carr
Alan Carr
Director of Finance

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

Our Partners