Laurence has been a JCT trustee since 2015 and involved with the charity since it began. He has considerable experience of working directly with homeless and disadvantaged people, and led teams of volunteers working in the Coventry Centre. He is a barrister specialising in family and civil law and finds his legal knowledge stands him in good stead for his work in the charitable sector. He also mentors aspiring barristers who come from non-traditional backgrounds through the organisation Bridging the Bar. He enjoys reading and writing and is a contributor to Counsel magazine, Legal Cheek and the Journal of the Family Law Bar Association.
A Senior Manager in the health and social care sector, Ambrose has vast experience of building and developing high performance teams. He brings proven expertise of leading organisations to successful Care Quality Commission inspections, risk assessments care plans, compliance and audits. His experience includes services for children, vulnerable adults, families and learning disabilities, autism, neuro diversity and mental health As a safeguarding lead for over 10 years in 5 organisations, Ambrose has kept vulnerable people and staff safe including during the Covid-19 pandemic. An analytical, strategic thinker and kind, Ambrose is passionate about helping people be the best they can.
Paul is a fundraising consultant with over forty years’ experience of working in or as a consultant to the charitable sector, mainly for Christian organisations. He is also Chair of Trustees of Pecan, a charity supporting disadvantaged people in south-east London through a foodbank, pantry, hourbank scheme and other projects. His interests include his chairmanship of a large chess club, reading, and teaching English to adult international students.
Trustee Elaine is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. She is an HR and safeguarding consultant with over thirty years’ experience in senior HR roles in the charitable and public sectors, including services for young people, learning disability and mental health services, and health regulation and membership services. In her spare time Elaine likes to pursue her love of choreography, dance, tennis and floristry.
Becky works for BDO LLP as a Capital Allowance Assistant Manager. Prior to that she worked at ChandlerKBS as a Capital Allowances Consultant doing assessments for mainly water companies. Rebecca is qualified with Master of Science degrees in accountancy and finance, and Quantity Surveying. She has also completed all stages of her ACCA professional qualification and is working towards chartership with the RICS. She has also enrolled for her doctorate on Business Administration.
Following her move to the United Kingdom from her native Zimbabwe, where she experienced political problems, Rebecca has worked for several prominent UK companies, including part-time roles in the NHS for 10 years, before making a career change into the construction industry. Rebecca started as a Trainee at BAM Construction in Aylesbury and later joined Galliford Try as a graduate Quantity Surveyor on the housing division (now part of the Vistry Group). From there, she moved to ChandlerKBS. Rebecca is a religious individual who loves to travel and has dedicated her time to performing dual roles of Treasurer and Events Co-ordinator of ZiDCEP. She is also a trustee at The Centre for African Enterpreneurship which helps people in Wales who are refugees, asylum-seekers, unemployed, or homeless.
Derek has been involved with the charity sector for over 30 years, with considerable experience as a frontline advisor for homeless and disadvantaged people. In recent years he has led a small charity to successfully raise over £1m for their new building project and as treasurer has maintained a strong financial governance. He is now involved in developing community projects and leading teams of volunteers.
Didace is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and is currently employed in Adult Social Care supporting vulnerable adults, people with mental health difficulties and old people. Didace has expertise in business and financial management but has more recently found passion in matters of equity and equality. Didace has been supporting new communities since 2006 through his involvement in community organisations.