Chair of Trustees
Sue has over 35 years experience in learning and skills in the public sector. During that time she has held a number of senior positions in a variety of Government Departments and Agencies. These include strategy, policy development and implementation in Basic Skills, Lifelong Learning , Widening Participation, Voluntary and Community Sector Engagement and the Offenders’ Learning and Skills Service in Custody and in the Community (OLASS 1-3) including the commissioning, development and deployment of the Virtual Campus.
Following a 26 year career in social work and community care management in local authorities in London, Barry worked for 13 years for Blind Veterans UK, the ex-services charity. Latterly, he occupied the role of Director of Operational Welfare Services with responsibility for a network of services throughout the UK.
Clare is currently Head of Community Campaigns and Programmes at the National Literacy Trust and has previously held a number of editorial roles within the publishing sector. She is a fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce.
Edward is a non-executive on the boards of 2 major companies, and is the Chair of the Board at Manchester University, after a career in business, and a spell as Pro Rector Enterprise at Imperial College London.
Emily is a serving prison governor, currently based at HMP YOI ISIS in South East London. Emily is also a trustee with Prisoners’ Education Trust.
Holly is currently company secretary at Architectural Association having previously held in-house legal roles in the public and charity sectors including the Stroke Association, Nesta, Cancer Research UK and Comic Relief.
Jean-Michel is currently Head of Internal Audit at challenger bank OakNorth Bank having previously held internal audit positions with international banking groups and the Nationwide Building Society. He is a trustee of the Long Yang Club badminton club and was previously involved with the Hackney Independent Custody Visitor panel.
John is a former Chief Probation Officer and now works as an Independent Consultant in Community Justice. He had a long career in the Criminal Justice System, working for over 40 years in Probation and social work in London , Bristol and Gloucestershire .He has experience of working in many different settings including prison, courts, public protection, drug treatment and youth justice.
Kaushik is currently Head of Marketing Strategy and Operations, EMEA at Google. He has formerly held roles at Capital One in the USA and holds an MBA from London Business School. He lives in London.
In a professional career that spans over 35 years he has worked primarily in services for young people with special needs. Starting off in teaching, he moved into adolescent mental health and took senior management roles in a number of settings including a therapeutic community.
He joined the Youth Justice Board in 1999 to set up a reform programme in youth custody and went on to lead policy development work for the YJB in education, mental health and resettlement. He has been a co-opted expert for the Council of Europe since 2007 and currently works independently on criminal justice development programmes internationally.
William recently retired from the Ministry of Justice where he worked in operational management (as a prison governor) and in policy development. He lives in Wales. As well as being a Trustee of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine and a member of one of the UK's Research Ethics Committees, he likes traveling and reading. He plays the flute (badly), volunteers with the Alzheimer's Society and undertakes some mentoring work.