Stephen Hair, Chair
Stephen became Chair in May 2016.
He is a qualified solicitor with over 15 years of legal and business experience, with particular expertise in finance, commercial, corporate and corporate governance work.
He has spent his career working in major corporations and large law firms, both in the UK and overseas.
Phillipa Owen (Deputy Chair)
Philippa Owen is a highly experienced English and History teacher, former school governor and youth club secretary, who has worked in schools in Malawi and London, Holloway Prison and City of Westminster College. She has a special interest in Special Educational Needs. She continues to teach with Dulwich Picture Gallery’s Education Department in a wide number of community spaces. She is currently Chair of the Guild of Registered Tourist Guides.
Will Anderson (Hon Treasurer)
Will Anderson, a chartered accountant, spent his working career firstly with major accounting firms and then as a finance professional with major UK and European companies working mainly in London but also abroad. In the not for profit sector he has acted as director/treasurer for Cambridge House and L’Arche UK and is currently Chair of L’Arche Benevolent Trust.
Richard Barron has worked in the voluntary sector for over 15 years, mainly in the areas of fundraising and marketing. After seven years at Save the Children, he has spent the last five years working at director level in two children's charities, Beatbullying and Buttle UK, with responsibilities for income generation and development of organisational strategy.
Annie Brough worked for Local Authority Housing Departments mainly in Homeless Person's Units before moving across to work in the NHS where she managed primary and community health services in south east London. She has experience in multi agency work delivering services to children and young people who are excluded from mainstream services for a variety of reasons. Since her retirement she has been involved in such work with local and national voluntary organisations.
Corina Forman has worked in Human Resources for 20 years and has been providing HR Consultancy Services to small and medium-sized enterprises for 15 years. Corina has worked with commercial clients in many different sectors and has a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience across the areas of Employee Relations, Resourcing, Training and Development.
Mary Gibson originally trained and practiced as a commercial barrister but has spent the last decade working in the field of youth and restorative justice in Wandsworth and Lambeth - working both for the two local youth offending teams and for a number of local and national charities.
Shirley has over 20 years senior management experience delivering services to vulnerable children and families. She has held various strategic management and leadership roles within Local Authorities, NHS Trusts and voluntary sector organisations in London and County Councils across England.
She has a wealth of experience and expertise in safeguarding, multi –agency service delivery, children’s service transformation, strategic commissioning and stakeholder engagement. She is a lay member of a children’s safeguarding board in London.
Val Wass OBE
Val is Emeritus Professor of Medical Education at Keele University. Over the years, her career led to increasingly responsible positions related to clinical medicine and medical education. She kept a base in Lambeth, where she worked for eight years as a GP, and retired back London.
She maintains consultancy work in International Health and some lead responsibilities. She represents the Royal College of General Practitioners at the world organisation for GP (WONCA), chairs the General Medical Council Advisory Board on Assessment and a Task and Finish Group for Health Education England on GP careers in medical schools. She spent 10 years in paediatric and adult nephrology before training as a GP. A career move into academic Primary Care took her to three medical schools Guys, Kings and St Thomas’s (1995-2003), Manchester (2003-2009) and finally as Dean at Keele (2009-2015). She was awarded an OBE for services to Medical Education in 2015.