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.
Tina has worked in the NHS as a nurse for over 40 years in operational and strategic roles in the NHS in both hospital and community services, for both adults and children. Tina is interested in inequalities in health and how services can work together to provide a better services for people with vulnerabilities. She is currently Head of Safeguarding for adults and children at South West London NHS Clinical Commissioning Group, Croydon Borough.
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.
Rachel’s background is strategic leadership with an emphasis on Sales, Marketing and Income Generation. Having worked for many of the large charities across Kent throughout her career she has extensive experience bringing about step change for organizations by increasing profile and awareness , as well as building strong collaborative partnerships.
Following a career in the Food industry, most recently as a Director for Nestle UK, Deirdre is now a trustee with the UK exam body, AQA. She is also a volunteer with The Princes Trust advising young people in start up businesses and helping young people start careers in Social Care.