Our Board combines expertise in youth work and education with specialist skills covering finance, risk management, organisational design and human resources.
The Board has three committees: finance, assurance, and nominations (board development)
Alda Trustees, Youth Advisory BoardAlda joins our youth advisory board from the Shpresa Programme read more
Alda, 16, is from the Shpresa Programme, an organisation that promotes the participation and contribution of the Albanian-speaking community and enables its users to play a positive and active role in the Big Society.
Her biggest achievement to date is creating and supporting a social enterprise within her community. She hopes to gain life skills and experiences from becoming a Dare Londoner.read less
David Miller Trustees
Guy Davison TrusteesSince 2001 Guy Davison has been Chair of Crown and Manor Club, one of our member clubs based in Hoxton. read more
Since 2001 Guy Davison has been Chair of Crown and Manor Club, one of our member clubs based in Hoxton. Over the last thirty years he has taken a major role in all strategic and operational issues facing the Club, and youth work in general. He was responsible for a major property redevelopment, leading to the establishment of a new state of the art facility at Wiltshire Row which was opened by the Mayor of London in 2013. He has also been actively involved in the creation of the educational programme, which now includes language classes, ICT skills, reading, Maths and trips abroad to Japan, the US and European destinations.
Alongside his experience with Crown and Manor Club he has been involved with London Youth having attended a residential at Woodrow High House and frequently visiting Hindleap. He was a financial supporter of Activenture and currently works for the major European Private Equity firm Cinven.read less
Jennifer Izekor Trustees
Jennifer Izekor started her career in the Colchester Probation Service and has subsequently worked with young people in various roles at Centrepoint, as Chief Executive of London East Connexions partnership and as Director of Children and Learners at the Government Office for London. Jennifer now leads her own training and project management consultancy.
John Norman TrusteesJohn Norman sits on our Board and Chairs the Assurance Committee. read more
He spent his career in airport management where he held a number of senior roles in human resources, operational and risk management, latterly as Head of Business Continuity Planning for BAA. John is a former chair of East Potential, running foyers for young people in east London and is also a Trustee of Careers Development Group, providing welfare to work training under the Government’s Work Programme, through centres across London and Hampshire. He also serves on the Finance & Audit Committee of Poplar HARCA, a housing association in east London.read less
Julian Beare TrusteesJulian Beare chairs our Trustee Board. read more
Julian has a long association with London Youth through Hindleap Warren, our outdoor education and activity centre on Ashdown Forest in Sussex. His background is in financial services and he is a partner in corporate advisory firm in London. A graduate of Cambridge University, he spent time in the Royal Marines. He is also a member of the Court of the Armourers and Brasiers Livery Company.read less
Keith Ward TrusteesKeith Ward is our Honorary Treasurer and joined the Board in March 2012. read more
Keith Ward is our Honorary Treasurer and joined the Board in March 2012. Keith is currently Finance Director of the BMA and was previously Chief Operating Officer at City & Guilds. He is a qualified accountant with nearly 20 years of experience at Board level, acquired in a variety of sectors including Business Services, Education and Technology. Keith has a longstanding interest in the provision of vocational education and skills.read less
Louise Rodgers TrusteesLouise Rodgers’ public relations career spans 25 years starting in the voluntary sector as a press officer for overseas development and disability charities, and including roles with housing associations and in the private sector read more
Louise’s public relations career spans 25 years and includes experience in the voluntary sector with disability charity Scope and overseas development NGOs. Until recently she was a director of Quatro PR, a company she co-founded in 2007 which specialises in working with property developers and housing associations to build and regenerate communities, mostly in London. She has recently left Quatro to work as an independent strategic communications consultant, business and personal coach and lecturer in public relations. Louise is passionate about doing what she can to ensure that young people have equal access to education, training and career opportunities.read less
Nat Defriend TrusteesNat Defriend is our deputy chair and ran the London marathon for London Youth in 2015! read more
Nat Defriend started his career in front-line criminal justice services with both adults and youth – beginning as a volunteer and developing into an experienced practitioner and manager. His role as a social worker and student advisor with the Hackney Youth Offending Team has given him a comprehensive understanding of youth justice and a love of engaging with young people from all communities.
During eight years working in central government in a range of roles, Nat developed extensive knowledge of policy, systems change, organisational and workforce development, strategic and financial planning and the link between research and practice advice. In 2014 he took up a position as a Programme Leader at the Young Foundation where he will lead system innovation programmes designed to tackle the impact of structural inequalities on children and young people.
Nat took on the London Marathon and raised money for London Youth. If you would like to take on the challenge, click here!read less
Nima Trustees, Youth Advisory BoardNima attends Haringey Shed, an inclusive theatre and performing arts company for children and young people aged between 7-16 years old read more
Nima volunteers at Haringey Shed, a theatre and performing arts company for children and young people aged between 7-16 years old. She is 18 and can speak 3 languages.
Since joining Dare, Nima has learnt to navigate the London Tube system. She is hoping to continue developing and expanding her skills and find new challenges for herself.read less
Scott Tweed TrusteesScott Tweed brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of disability discrimination, inclusion, inclusive activities and projects and the effects of bullying. He knows the positive outcomes of overcoming bullying both from a personal level as someone with a disability as well as from a professional level. read more
Scott Tweed brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of disability discrimination, inclusion, inclusive activities and projects and the effects of bullying. He knows the positive outcomes of overcoming bullying both from a personal level as someone with a disability as well as from a professional level.
He has worked as Youth Coordinator for Elfrida Rathbone since September 2008. During this time, he has been responsible for the planning, development and delivery of a variety of youth programmes and youth projects. Previously he was a Community Liaison Offer at Rochford Disability Football Academy.read less
Simon Turek TrusteesSimon is our Chair of Nominations Committee
Stu Thomson TrusteesStu is a trustee of London Youth and is Youth Service Director at Knights Youth Centre, a Bronze Quality Mark member!
Sue Asprey-Price Trustees
Will Trustees, Youth Advisory BoardWill is 16. He joins Dare London from Streatham Youth and Community Trust read more
Will joins us from Streatham Youth and Community Trust. At 16 Will is already mentoring a young person at his school. He supports his additional learning needs and helps him over come problems he is experiencing.
Wll hopes to gain more self confidence by proactively getting involved with Dare. He is a good problem solver and is very observant which he hopes will benefit his group at Dare.read less