CAYSH
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Our Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees includes: Peter Horah (Chair), Allison Howe (Company Secretary), Bob Sleight (Treasurer), Angela Clarke, Chris Clements, Bob Cook, Hannah Northern, Leonie Rose, James Tweedie and Mick Williams.
Peter Horah

Peter Horah  - 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.

Allison Howe

Allison Howe - Company Secretary

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 the South London College, LeSoCo, 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. Divider line.

Bob Sleight

Bob Sleight - Treasurer

Trained in accountancy, Bob 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 and was Chair of the Board between 2004 and 2012.

Angela Clarke

Angela Clarke Board member

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. Divider line.

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Chris Clements - Board member

Chris is currently a director of a community development charity Oasis, where he has responsibility for finance, strategy, HR and property issues. Having started his career as an investment banker, he brings to CAYSH a high level of financial numeracy, and after 10 years of various management roles in the third sector a thorough understanding of how to deliver social outcomes. His passion for tackling homelessness was sparked by working for Crisis, as a project manager and then leading on developing new projects nationally.  He has developed projects in Ghana and the US, and has helped set up several social enterprises in the UK.  He is particularly interested in the role business can play in addressing social problems. He holds a MSc in Development Management from the OU, and a BA in Economics and Management from Oxford University.

Bob Cook

Bob Cook - Board Member

Bob trained as a social worker and brings to CAYSH his almost 40 years experience  in safeguarding, child protection and adult mental health. Bob has held senior management positions in local authority children’s services departments and in the voluntary sector. For the last seven years Bob has run his own highly respected safeguarding consultancy specialising in serious case reviews and safeguarding audit. Bob is management qualified, has  an honours degree in sociology, masters degree and certificate of qualification in social work, is accredited by the Tavistock Consultancy as a serious case reviewer and is a member of the British Association of Social Workers. 

Hannah Northern

Hannah Northern - Board member

Hannah is an experienced communications strategist who has advised a number of charities, as well as companies, trade organisations, and high-net-worth individuals. Her consultancy work has spanned many aspects of reputation management and she has experience of media relations and online communications strategy. Hannah also spent time in-house at global management consultancy, Bain & Company, where she advised on internal communications and change management. Before entering the world of communications, Hannah worked to raise cultural awareness among young people in Hiroshima, Japan. She graduated from University College London with a first class honours degree in History.

Leonie Rose

Leonie Rose - Board member

]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. Divider line.

James Tweedie

James Tweedie - Board member

Inspired by experience of voluntary work completed at university, James chose to begin his career in the charity sector, gaining a place on the Charityworks graduate scheme. This involved a 12 month placement at the charity Family Action, alongside the completion of an accredited Leadership & Management qualification. After securing a full-time role with Family Action, James took on responsibility for leading an IT project, as well as continuing to work on data analysis, impact reporting and developing systems and processes relating to management reports. James has recently made a significant career change, returning to work in agriculture  - and is now responsible for running the family dairy and beef farming enterprise alongside his parents. James holds a Master degree in Mathematics from Oxford University.

Mick Williams

Mick Williams - Board member

Mick brings a wealth of skills and experience to the CAYSH board in the related fields of corporate services, HR and governance.  His career to date includes long service with the Royal Air Force, 'big four' management consulting and time as an Interim during which he served on the HR board in the Home Office.  He has a Masters in Law & Employment Relations, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Administration, and a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.  Currently he works as a management consultant for a large professional services firm and his clients include public, private and third sector organisations.  After many years living in various parts of the UK and overseas during his military career, Mick has finally settled in in Epsom and is delighted to be able to support CAYSH in its work.