Our People

Our Patron and President

HRH Prince Philip
HRH Prince Philip

Patron

Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE

President

Our Board and Trustees

The London Youth Board combines expertise in youth work and education with specialist skills covering finance, risk management, organisational design and human resources.

Our three young trustees represent young people from across our network.

The Board has three committees: finance, assurance, and nominations.

Julian Beare
Julian Beare

Trustee

Keith Ward
Keith Ward

Trustee

Guy Davison
Guy Davison

Trustee

Louise Rodgers
Louise Rodgers

Trustee

Charline King
Charline King

Trustee

Sue Asprey-Price
Sue Asprey-Price

Trustee

Edward Hay

Trustee

John norman
John Norman

Trustee

Simon Turek
Simon Turek

Trustee

Stu Thomson

Trustee

David Miller
David Miller

Trustee

Sharaf Mahmood

Trustee

Kevin Holian

Trustee

Adem Holness

Trustee

Mario Washington-Ihieme

Young Trustee

Youth Advisors

Jo-Ash Brown

Young Advisor

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Curtis Johnson

Young Advisor

Kaylem Shepherd

Young Advisor

Our Senior Team

Rosemary Watt-Wyness
Rosemary Watt-Wyness

Chief Executive

Martin Curtis
Martin Curtis

Director of Residential Centres

Kawika Solidum

Director of Engagement

Danyanne Quemper

Director of Finance and Resources

Danyanne Quemper

Director of Finance and Resources

Danyanne has extensive senior leadership experience across the public and voluntary sectors and her major career focus has been to support the delivery of effective programmes to children and young people; helping them to make positive change in the communities in which they live. Danyanne is a Certified Public Accountant and an Associate of the Chartered Governance Institute (formerly ICSA) and holds an MA in Corporate Governance, specialising in charity governance. 

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Zoe Mellis

Director of Programmes

Zoe Mellis

Director of Programmes
Our newly appointed Programmes Director, Zoe, initially joined London Youth in 2003 to support young people to take up volunteering opportunities in their local community as part of the government’s initiative, Millennium Volunteers. She then became Head of Volunteering before leaving London Youth to spend six months at Sport England as London Regional Manager. The wealth of knowledge gained from a stint at Sport England put Zoe in a strong position to lead our Sports Development team when she returned to London Youth in 2009 and since then she has played an integral role in the organisation’s strategic direction.

Our Youth Advisory Board

Dare London members

Dare London is a youth-led collective of young people aged 13-25, who together support the work of London Youth. They represent young people from different backgrounds, living in boroughs across the capital. Each of them belongs to a youth organisation within our network so they know firsthand the positive effect youth work has.

They are passionate about representing youth people’s views, pushing for change and better opportunities for their fellow Londoners. They represent London Youth at speaking and parliamentary events, in the media, as well as being actively involved in the running of London Youth, sitting on recruitment panels, as peer researchers and as Quality Mark assessors.

 

Find out more about our youth social action programmes here.