Stephen is Deputy Director HM Prison service, he has worked in the Prison Service for almost 30 years and was elected President of the Prison Governors Association in September 2014. Stephen is the Chair of Involve's Board.
Richard is the Vice Chair of the Board and a Human Resources Leader by profession. In his day job Richard is a Director of Human Resources and has responsibility for the executive leadership of strategic HR and learning across two large organisations covering a workforce of over 12,000 individuals. Richard is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development and has been part of our board since 2011.
Andy is a commissioning and project manager in the NHS, having previously worked in health within Local Government. Andy is a Parish Councillor and holds an Honorary Research Fellowship at the Centre for Health Services Studies at the University of Kent.
Ben has a background, and qualifications in Psychology and Climate Change Management. He has worked on various Environment and Regeneration Projects in London, where he was able to utilise his passion for waste and recycling. Ben has also gained experience charitable and public sectors through range of environmental focused jobs.
Duncan is currently Area Director for Metro Bank, having been in banking since leaving school. His role involves strategic leadership and hands-on support to over 100 colleagues around Kent. Duncan served as a school Governor for over 14 years and has supported a number of charities as a volunteer or Treasurer during his career.
John has had a career of two halves, firstly service provision and strategic planning in the public sector, namely local government and industrial training; secondly in the voluntary sector as Director of Finance in two social research Institutes then latterly as Chief Executive for Kent Wildlife Trust, a self-funding membership Charity with over 30,000 members and supported by over 1,000 active volunteers who contribute to the work of the Trust in many ways. John is a Chartered Secretary.(FCIS).
Rachel has worked in operational and strategic roles in the NHS in both hospital and community services, for both adults and children. She is currently Deputy Director of Strategy at Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust. Rachel is passionate about developing strong links between NHS and voluntary sector organisations to better support the communities we serve.
Having joined as a Trustee in 2013, John brings his experience, particularly from having been a volunteer and helping run voluntary groups as well as some of his professional experience, in helping guide the organisation through the current challenging and changing times.
Rosaline is a volunteer for Involve's Older People services. As part of her role as an Involve Trustee, she places an emphasis on representing older people and volunteers.
Viviane is a highly creative and innovative trailblazer in Marketing Communications including Digital and Design. A behavioural change-maker/disrupter founder of the social enterprise Wakeup Campaign. Having experience in developing effective and strategic business leadership, working in a variety of sectors such as media/entertainment, design, fashion, architecture/built environment, technology, education and professional services. Viviane's love of serving communities to create; positive change, growth and transformation is what she values and prides herself in with the work she does.