Our People

Meet the people at the heart of what we do

Our Boards Members


Danny Payne CMGDanny Payne CMG

Danny Payne CMG

CEO of Foreign and Commonwealth Officer Services

Ian Pearce

Jane Burton

Jon Parry

Leigh Bowman-PerksLeigh Bowman-Perks

Leigh Bowman-Perks

Founder and CEO

Michelle Coomber

Nicola Kerr-ShawNicola Kerr-Shaw

Nicola Kerr-Shaw

Trustee Board Member
Unette SpencerUnette Spencer

Unette Spencer

Trustee Board Member

Victoria Cope

Our Team


Bridget SteinerBridget Steiner

Bridget Steiner

Executive Assistant and Programme Office Management

Bridget is our amazing Executive Assistant. She leads the way on communications for our events, managing our diaries, supporting us with our technologies, confidante and so much more. It is safe to say, she is the team glue!

Gwen BoothGwen Booth

Gwen Booth

Services Engagement

Gwen looks after our wonderful mentors by onboarding them and matching them with our beneficiaries, and supporting them and their beneficiary mentees. She also provides mentor supervision.

Kirsten WarrenderKirsten Warrender

Kirsten Warrender

Marketing & Engagement Coordinator

Kirsten’s goal is to develop and execute plans and strategies, working to strengthen the service offering and viability of the organisation to become an influential leader in the charity sector. She works with the team to strategize and implement marketing, branding, and advertising plans, acting as an intermediary between creative and account teams.

Kristen ParkerKristen Parker

Kristen Parker

Futures Academy Co-ordinator (Curriculum Developer)

Kristen works with ILT teams for the creation of the Futures Academy curriculum, taking action to ensure the best learning experience for beneficiaries and mentors.

Leigh Bowman-PerksLeigh Bowman-Perks

Leigh Bowman-Perks

Founder and CEO

Our Steering Committee


Georgiana LiskGeorgiana Lisk

Georgiana Lisk

Steering Committee Member
Karla LinnellKarla Linnell

Karla Linnell

Steering Committee Member
Sukhy CheemaSukhy Cheema

Sukhy Cheema

Branding, Marketing & Communications Chair
Susan CallanSusan Callan

Susan Callan

Steering Committee Member

Our Volunteers


Alanna ShorttAlanna Shortt

Alanna Shortt

Legal Researcher
Bethan MoyseBethan Moyse

Bethan Moyse

Academies SLAM
Charlotte PageCharlotte Page

Charlotte Page

Marketing & Engagement
Constanza Cecchetti PeregriniConstanza Cecchetti Peregrini

Constanza Cecchetti Peregrini

Research & Podcast
Jordan DoveyJordan Dovey

Jordan Dovey

Volunteer
Lily Stagg-NealLily Stagg-Neal

Lily Stagg-Neal

Social Media Marketing
Liz HolmesLiz Holmes

Liz Holmes

Volunteer
Maya TudorMaya Tudor

Maya Tudor

Volunteer Advisor
Sarah BarlowSarah Barlow

Sarah Barlow

Academies SLAM
Shelby McKeownShelby McKeown

Shelby McKeown

Marketing & Communications
Wendy HenryWendy Henry

Wendy Henry

Blended Learning, LMS & eLearning specialist
Yvette ElcockYvette Elcock

Yvette Elcock

Advisory Board Member

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