Our Board of Trustees includes:
Peter Horah (Chair), Caroline Breed (Company Secretary), Bob Sleight (Treasurer), Angela Clarke, Allison Howe and Leonie Rose.
Chair of Trustees
Peter joined CAYSH in 2003 as a Board Member and became an established member of the team of trustees contributing to the business plans and also chairing the Personnel and Services sub-committee and was appointed Chair of the Board in 2012. Peter’s experience from the commercial and public sector combined with his concern for young, homeless people drives his interest to see CAYSH’s successful model in changing lives become firmly established and recognised.
Peter is a member of the Chartered Management Institute and his experience and background can be viewed at: Peter Horah - United Kingdom | LinkedIn
Having returned to Higher Education as a mature student, Caroline achieved a 1st Class Honours Degree in Social Science – Law and Society Pathway, University of Westminster. Subsequently she worked as a part time Visiting Lecturer on the Undergraduate Social Science degree teaching modules in Law and Criminology for 2 years. After 4 years of working with victims of crime at Victim Support Lambeth and London Probation Service in Croydon, a desire to re-focus her career on a more strategic level, led Caroline to work for London Action Trust as a Development Officer. For 2 years Caroline researched funding streams and wrote statutory (European Social Fund) and Trust bids, raising over £1.2 million for the organisation. From 2005 until 2008 Caroline was employed as the Project Director for two successful charities for older people. Caroline returned to the Higher Education sector in 2008 as a Development Manager at London South Bank University in the Development Office, part of the Vice Chancellor’s Department. Caroline's experience of managing projects and small charities, management committee membership of housing associations in the 1990s in west London, fundraising experience (and 2 teenage boys) led her to volunteering to be on the Board of CAYSH.
Bob has been Chair of the Board since 2004. Trained in accountancy, he joined BP in 1970, initially working as a Research Chemist in the Petrochemicals business. For most of the last ten years before retirement, Bob was responsible for the commercial aspects of process technology licensing at BP and wider aspects of managing intellectual property. After retiring in October 2000, Bob joined the Management Committee at CAYSH. In early 2004 Bob was elected Chair of the Board and remains the Chair to date.
Angela brings a wealth of experience and understanding to her role as Trustee of CAYSH. Having managed hostels and staff teams in housing, her managerial understanding is a real asset to us. Her career spans many years working with vulnerable young people across the UK.
Angela’s insightful and comprehensive approach to framing policies that govern our HR, the quality of our services, the ensuring of our safeguarding approach and delivering a stable and reliable organisation are grounded in her experiences working in housing, youth offending and governance. Angela currently works with the Probation Service.
Allison is a chartered company secretary with a substantial track record in the strategic management and delivery of corporate governance within a wide range or organisations in the charity sector. Allison is currently Clerk to the Governors at Lewisham College where she is responsible for promoting and maintaining the highest standards of corporate governance. In her previous role at the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Allison led a review of the governance structure to streamline the board and improve its efficiency. Prior to Allison being at the Nursing and Midwifery Council, she worked at senior levels with Scope and the Institute of Fundraising. Formally, Allison has a MSc Corporate Governance and an ICSA Certificate in Charity Management along with her first degree – a B.Sc (hons.) in Social Sciences.
Leonie brings strong financial management and accounting skills to the Board. Presently with the London Probation Service, her career spans private, public and voluntary sector roles. As a clear-headed pragmatist, she is able to apply her professional training and experience to the often “what works” approach require to innovate and improve services for vulnerable young people. Holding a BA in Business Studies and a Diploma in Strategic Leadership and Management from London South Bank University, Leonie has put her professional development the test within the NHS and Media, Energy, Telecoms and Construction sectors before her current role.